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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 01, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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Does any body know what plugs I can use in the vortec heads? The part store only shows platnum (AC), installations, can't find any cross reference. Would like to use AC or Autolite if possible. Thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 01, 03:26 PM
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I use Bosch platinums in mine - HR 9 DPY 6241. I have had them in for 3 years with no problems. The engine is a stock '96 350, only mods are performer RPM intake, Carter 750, Hooker headers, and GM HEI w/Accel coil. I'd been told by some that they did not like platinum plugs, but I haven't noticed any problems. It does have the stock roller cam, though. The Bosch plugs were about half the price of the AC platinums.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 01, 05:05 PM
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ok i have vortec head's, GMPP recomend's you use MR43LTS or MR44LTS, you can also use the R43LTS or R44LTS. if you like the rapid fire plug's use the #3(inplace of the R44LTS or MR44LTS), use the #9 (in place of the R43LTs/MR43LTS).

here is the decode or the A/C Plug's so you know what you are getting.

M=Marine application plug, it has a silver plating on it and make's it easyer to read the plug. all rapid fire are silver plated non-marine plug's are black.


4= 14mm plug thread

the 4 and 3 are the heat range, larger the number the hotter the plug

L= long reach plug, this is for the long threaded plug hole in a vorted head.

T= tapered seat

S= Extended tip, best for performance and econamy. this is what GMPP and A/C Delco say's. so do other expert's on plug's.

hope this help's ya out.

[This message has been edited by ilbl8 (edited 04-22-2001).]
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 01, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the good info.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 01, 07:56 AM
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I sell a bunch of the Vortec marine engines they come with the mr43LTS plugs.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 01, 05:19 PM
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Excellent info, ilbl8!!!! Always wondered what the significance of the numbers and letters were!!!! Thanks!

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