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Sooo now that I have about 3500 miles on my JK, Ive done some little things to it... but Ive always had a thing where the car is not really mine until I change the oil and spark plugs!!

I dunno why, but I cant wait to do it....soooooooo


I went and bought 6qts of Royal Purple Oil, and 6 E3 spark plugs.

After some research it seems the E3's get rid of the rough idle. I'll find out now!!

And I went with a Fram Extended Guard Filter, I know it has the Silcone Anti-Drainback Valve so dry starts shouldnt happen. It has all kinds of extra filters in it as well...prolly pointless but I treat my Jeep right!!

I'll start on it about noon, and i'll update yall with the results after!!!


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Sweet!

I'm interested in the news about the plugs.
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Tune Up

A Tune Up at 3500 Miles? I'm expecting to get a few more miles than that before changing the plugs.... Maybe about 100 K more.....

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i want to get rid of the rough idle. to each his own i guess


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Its probably good to change them early, i've heard of guys having problems getting them out at higher mileages and sometimes messing the threads up in the heads. You could probably put anything else in there and it would run better than the factory champions. I've had good luck with NGK Iridiums in other stuff, I think I'm gonna either try those or the Autolite Iridiums when the time comes. Thought about trying the E3's as well, but I havn't heard much feedback on them and dont know much about them.

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Sooo now that I have about 3500 miles on my JK, Ive done some little things to it... but Ive always had a thing where the car is not really mine until I change the oil and spark plugs!!

I dunno why, but I cant wait to do it....soooooooo


I went and bought 6qts of Royal Purple Oil, and 6 E3 spark plugs.

After some research it seems the E3's get rid of the rough idle. I'll find out now!!

And I went with a Fram Extended Guard Filter, I know it has the Silcone Anti-Drainback Valve so dry starts shouldnt happen. It has all kinds of extra filters in it as well...prolly pointless but I treat my Jeep right!!

I'll start on it about noon, and i'll update yall with the results after!!!
Let me know what how it works with the E3 plugs... have that rough idle and want to get rid of it.

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I installed the E3s two weeks ago. I did notice a smoother idle, a Little more low end pep and my MPGs did go up .5MPG. I was not expecting much from them but I must say that I am truly impressed
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Nice! I changed every fluid at 1000miles lol. I haven't done plugs yet, I'm extremely hesitant to buy the E3s. I'm hard to prove that it isn't the media that makes such "claims". However many people seem to say they are worth it. Around 15k-20k miles i think i may try them

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i want to get rid of the rough idle. to each his own i guess
rough idle? Why don't you take this into the dealership to fix under warranty? I'll be surprised if the spark plugs change anything after 3500 miles.

if you can, take pics of the old plugs, i'm curious on what they will look like
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I installed the E3s two weeks ago. I did notice a smoother idle, a Little more low end pep and my MPGs did go up .5MPG. I was not expecting much from them but I must say that I am truly impressed
What was the model of E3 plugs that you used? I have gone to their web site and they don't seem to list a direct replacement for the factory plugs... I'm at 87000 kms and will be changing them at 90000. So if you have the model numbers that would be great

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What was the model of E3 plugs that you used? I have gone to their web site and they don't seem to list a direct replacement for the factory plugs... I'm at 87000 kms and will be changing them at 90000. So if you have the model numbers that would be great
I found them on the site..? E3.66 is the model number.

I didnt get to do it yesterday...damn life got it the way...lol


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For what it's worth,Horsepower,on powerblock ran some comparison tests against the other high tech plugs and the E3 Diamonds out did them all.In fact the rerun of that show was on yesterday and again this morning.I will buy a set and put them in,and do it soon.I have always been a firm believer in good plugs,and the E3's seem to be the best out there,JMHO.

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For what it's worth,Horsepower,on powerblock ran some comparison tests against the other high tech plugs and the E3 Diamonds out did them all.In fact the rerun of that show was on yesterday and again this morning.I will buy a set and put them in,and do it soon.I have always been a firm believer in good plugs,and the E3's seem to be the best out there,JMHO.
It's shows like horsepower that make me NOT believe it is true. They get paid to run whatever products will give them money. OF COURSE they aren't going to "lose power" when they pay however much they pay to show off their products....right?

I'd buy them from the fact that people that are using them seem to be impressed, rather than the product pushers on horsepower..

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Mine has the rough idle too, but it only seems to be the first 30secs. or so when the O2 sensors are still in open loop. Once they go into closed loop, it seems to clear up. Maybe thats what a lot of guys are experiencing.

Anyways, I was wondering, whats the life expectancy of the e3 plugs?

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Mine has the rough idle too, but it only seems to be the first 30secs. or so when the O2 sensors are still in open loop. Once they go into closed loop, it seems to clear up. Maybe that's what a lot of guys are experiencing.

Anyways, I was wondering, whats the life expectancy of the e3 plugs?
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This is why I posted.. for others thoughts and bashing's :P

anyway, I want everyone to see and experience the same when trying a new product out. I don't mind testing and taking the bullet.



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DONE!

Changed the OIL and the Spark Plugs..

Oil is super easy, I had no idea royal purple is actually purple...

The right side spark plugs are super easy, the left side is well...

The one thing Ive noticed is I have an engine tick.

Idle is nice though, drive around a bit...

When I turn the key to Acc. I hear a weird noise, which sounds like battery tick when its a dead battery.. does it 2x and than thats it... I turn key to start and starts up no issues... Not really sure what the sound is to be honest..

Only drove it around the block, will drive later around town and see what changes...

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