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"Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by apcdoncastnaija: 3:22pm On May 08, 2019
plz help, i need plugs for my car but am scared of buying the fake one because of my past experience with Ngk plugs. Tokumbo / belgium or new Plug which one is better to use

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by apcdoncastnaija: 9:46pm On May 08, 2019
Thank you for the mod that push this on front page. plz someone should answer me before i do mistake shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by nurey(m): 6:40am On May 09, 2019
apcdoncastnaija:
plz someone should answer me before i do mistake shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

Every car engine has a specific spark plug number you are supposed to buy. When you buy original plug not meant for your engine then you will still have issues, sparkplugs is not synonymous to "All sizes fit"

To know your recommended sparkplugs

Most Toyotas and some brands have the specific type when you open the bonnet it would be clearly written on a parchment iridium, chromium etc with the type twin tip, copper plated etc.

You can also remove one of the plugs and read the inscription on it, the replacement should be exact example NGK iridium spark plug k45612

Next is information available from the manufacturer and forums these information are available in owners manual, manufacturer website or specific brand forums which can also give details of other brands of sparkplugs that are alternative to the recommended one

cc microbox

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by nony43(m): 6:41am On May 09, 2019
Bros go for Beigium plugs
Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:42am On May 09, 2019
Original New Sparks plug all the way.....

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by tellwisdom: 6:42am On May 09, 2019
Buy new.

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by EddyNumerouno(m): 6:42am On May 09, 2019
Why even ask?
Looks like kazeem has been peddling lies again. New is always better, but ensure it’s ori and the right specification

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by seunlayi(m): 6:43am On May 09, 2019
Tokunbo is better when you are not sure of those fake new spark plugs. Who is with me?

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by Lexusgs430: 6:44am On May 09, 2019
seunlayi:
Tokunbo is better. Who is with me?

You are walking alone.......

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by MicroBox: 6:44am On May 09, 2019
nurey:


Every car engine has a specific spark plug number you are supposed to buy. When you buy original plug not meant for your engine then you will still have issues, sparkplugs is not synonymous to "All sizes fit"
Tell us how to know specifically how to know which is for a particular car..
Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by hisgrace090: 6:44am On May 09, 2019
New is good only if you can get the original, if not go for tokunbo.

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by NoBetterNigeria: 6:44am On May 09, 2019
Do mini mini ma ni mo to chose

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by Lexusgs430: 6:45am On May 09, 2019
apcdoncastnaija:
plz help, i need plugs for my car but am scared of buying the fake one because of my past experience with Ngk plugs. Tokumbo / belgium or new Plug which one is better to use


Buy brand new original + the right spark plugs for your specific vehicle.............

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by Igbudu1: 6:46am On May 09, 2019
apcdoncastnaija:
plz help, i need plugs for my car but am scared of buying the fake one because of my past experience with Ngk plugs. Tokumbo / belgium or new Plug which one is better to use

What vehicle ?

In either case , a tokunbo plug was once new .

New Original spark plugs are available , if you can afford it , go for it

So you may wish to rephrase , because there are original spark plugs and there are sub standard.

Let me know exact car brand , I can call off a contact t for you

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by ricon: 6:47am On May 09, 2019
I'd like the tokunbo from another brand of my car
Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by luluosas(m): 6:47am On May 09, 2019
Need for my generator
Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by eppysold(m): 6:47am On May 09, 2019
Lexusgs430:



Buy brand new original + the right spark plugs for your specific vehicle.............

How much should one budget for a Toyota Camry (pencil light) V6 engine plugs, please?

New ones.

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by ednut1(m): 6:48am On May 09, 2019
Most of the new ones being sold are chinese knock offs so toks anyday

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by jjcena(m): 6:50am On May 09, 2019
Oga if you have money or if you want to enjoy your car buy original iridium spark plugs. If you can, come to auto parts trade fair I'll help you get the original. My car is more than 15 years but I still buy original parts for it and it has been serving me well. There are some things you shouldn't buy tokunbo

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by GAZZUZZ(m): 6:50am On May 09, 2019
will you put tokumbor spark plugs in these beautiful cars?

https://www.nairaland.com/5171214/2010-range-rover-lr4-hse

https://www.nairaland.com/5142651/2009-toyota-highlander-front-wheel

Iridium spark plugs are changed every 50,000-100,000 miles, best to get brand new parts

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by danhans(m): 6:50am On May 09, 2019
buy new provided it is original
Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by anambraamaka: 6:52am On May 09, 2019
Tokunbo as long as Nigeria Is concerned most of the new ones don't last.
Speaking from 15 years driving experience

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by mu2sa2: 6:55am On May 09, 2019
Looks like the ubiquitous kazeem has played a fast one on you like he does on virtually everyone. I used to believe every bullshit from kazeem particularly the bunkum that anything tokumbo is always better than new. This is only true if the new is substandard (alias chinko) and the tokumbo is fairly used of a premium product. But you are on your own if the tokumbo is itself substandard when it was new or if the original premium has seen better days. The problem with tokumbo parts is you can hardly tell the good from the bad. My advice to OP is go for good quality new parts as specified for his car by the manufacturer.

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by rainmoredays(f): 6:59am On May 09, 2019
nurey:


Every car engine has a specific spark plug number you are supposed to buy. When you buy original plug not meant for your engine then you will still have issues, sparkplugs is not synonymous to "All sizes fit"

To know your recommended sparkplugs

Most Toyotas and some brands have the specific type when you open the bonnet it would be clearly written on a parchment iridium, chromium etc with the type twin tip, copper plated etc.

You can also remove one of the plugs and read the inscription on it, the replacement should be exact example NGK iridium spark plug k45612

Next is information available from the manufacturer and forums these information are available in owners manual, manufacturer website or specific brand forums which can also give details of other brands of sparkplugs that are alternative to the recommended one

cc microbox
Oga this is not what the OP asked, OKAY AFTER ALL THIS, SHOULF HE BUY THE NEW OR TOKUNBO

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by J2381: 7:10am On May 09, 2019
Every mechanic will tell tok7nbo spark plugs are better than new ones.
Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by nurey(m): 7:13am On May 09, 2019
rainmoredays:
Oga this is not what the OP asked, OKAY AFTER ALL THIS, SHOULF HE BUY THE NEW OR TOKUNBO

Sparkplugs should be bought new not tokunbo, it degrades overtime so a used can fail in a week or months which you can't determine.

new all the way but the recommended new plugs not just any new plug

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by kulikuli45: 7:20am On May 09, 2019
Order from amazon

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Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by rainmoredays(f): 7:21am On May 09, 2019
nurey:


Sparkplugs should be bought new not tokunbo, it degrades overtime so a used can fail in a week or months which you can't determine.

new all the way but the recommended new plugs not just any new plug
now this is what the OP wants to read
Re: "Tokunbo" Or New Spark Plugs: Which Is Better? by Lordknowz: 7:22am On May 09, 2019
Inside tokunbo, you go find new Originals, rubs with black oil. Hence why nah Tokunbo all the way. If you know you know

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