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Autolite Platinum Spark Plug

Part No. AP104 Warranty Details  

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Autolite Platinum Spark Plugs provide a center wire platinum firing tip for improved performance.

Product Features:
  • Super conductive Yttrium enhanced ground electrode provides superior heat transfer
  • Full platinum tip assures virtually no gap erosion for longer plug life
  • Leak proof, heat fused resistor for durability
  • 4 year limited warranty
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Electrode Tip Material:Platinum
Reach:.708 in
Resistor:Suppressor
Seat Type:Tapered
Thread Diameter:14 mm
Tip Configuration:Power
Wrench Diameter:5/8 in

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AutolitePlatinum Spark Plug
 
4.4

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves engine efficiency (18)
  • Easy to install (16)
  • Increases power (15)
  • Durable (14)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (18)
  • Replacement (16)
  • Restoration (6)
  • Performance driving (5)
  • Racing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (10), Auto enthusiast (9), Mechanic (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent plugs replaced @ 120,900 miles

I replaced my original plugs with these,(120,900 miles on them) when I finally got to the old ones in my car I found I was replacing the same plugs that came in the...Read complete review

I replaced my original plugs with these,(120,900 miles on them) when I finally got to the old ones in my car I found I was replacing the same plugs that came in the car when it was originally sold. Autolite's work like a dream. The car is running smoother than ever and I believe I will notice some mileage gains once I get a chance to drive it for a while.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor Quality Control

Ive used Autolite "standard" plugs for over a decade with no issues BUT.

Well with these Platinum plugs I bought 6 & only 2 out of the 6...Read complete review

Ive used Autolite "standard" plugs for over a decade with no issues BUT.

Well with these Platinum plugs I bought 6 & only 2 out of the 6 had a electrode that was precision centered with the ground strap.

I Bought 6 more & only 3 was centered that time.
There was no consistency as to the electrodes location to the ground strap.

There all usable but the Quality Control is Poor.
They have a 3yr warranty in which they will no doubt last this length of time.

If anyone implys that this plug is a Performance plug then there mistaken!

The OEM plug did not have this offset issue.

Good Day.

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5.0

Great plugs for the price! Excellent price

By 

from Cicero, NY

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3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about Autolite Platinum Spark Plug:

Great plugs for the price. Check the gap though! 0.044 for the 07 Ford Taurus 3.0 vulcan

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  • No
 
5.0

I would buy again

By 

from Lancaster Ky

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Comments about Autolite Platinum Spark Plug:

Worked great didn't have to gap them much worked great and cheap

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3.0

It works

By 

from The Gulag, MA

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Autolite Platinum Spark Plug:

      Like I said in an ignition coil review, not much to say just one week in. Plug was cheap, and the car is near the end of it's life. Replaced this along with the coil pack to cure a P0301.

      So far, it's working. We'll see how it wears as the miles get put on. The OEM Motorcraft plugs were still in this '00 Taurus 3.0 Duratec with over 140k on the clock. Worn, but the other 5 are still working.

       
      5.0

      Quility and Performance

      By 

      from Upper MarlBoro, MD.

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency
      • Increases Power

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Autolite Platinum Spark Plug:

        WHY pay more?

         
        5.0

        old plugs were pushing 100000 miles

        By 

        from tidewater va

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Autolite Platinum Spark Plug:

        same ones going back in

         
        4.0

        Good replacement part

        By 

        from Washington CH, OH

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Autolite Platinum Spark Plug:

        Just had to set the gap to correct tolerance then went right on.

         
        5.0

        Good plugs

        By 

        from Carlisle, Pa

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        Comments about Autolite Platinum Spark Plug:

        Can't beat these for the price. Had to close the gap on them a little.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Used these in lots of vehicles

        By 

        from Albemarle, NC

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Improves Engine Efficiency
        • Increases Power
        • Long Lasting Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Autolite Platinum Spark Plug:

          I have never had a problem with these. I always use them in Fords. Good quality, platinum, and a great price.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great plugs.

          By 

          from Marietta, GA

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          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Improves Engine Efficiency

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about Autolite Platinum Spark Plug:

            Good price on good plugs.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            did the job

            By 

            from Mississippi

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Engine Efficiency
            • Increases Power

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about Autolite Platinum Spark Plug:

              autolite makes dependable products

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              • Q:

                do i gap these Autolite Platinum Spark Plugplugs for my 1999 ford f-150 4.6 2 wd?
                Asked on 11/22/2016 by vince from kalamazoo michigan

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, Vince! This Autolite Platinum Spark Plug - Part No. AP104 is pre-gapped from the factory. However, the gap must be adjusted for the vehicle (1999 Ford F-150 4.6L) that the spark plug is intended for (0.054"-inch gap).

                  Answered on 11/23/2016 by Solomon from AAP
              • Q:

                what is the gap on a 1983 cj7 six cylinder
                Asked on 10/29/2016 by fishman from sipperville alabama

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Fishman, I'm glad to assist you! This Autolite Platinum Spark Plug - Part No. AP104 is pre-gapped at 0.045"-inch from the factory. The gap must be adjusted for the vehicle that the spark plug is intended for. Those with modified engines must remember that a modified engine with higher compression or forced induction will typically require a smaller gap settings.

                  Answered on 10/31/2016 by Solomon from AAP
              • Q:

                are this spark plug already set.
                Asked on 1/23/2014 by meka from memphis tn

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Meka! I'm glad to help you. This Autolite spark plug traditionally leaves the factory pre-gapped for its application. However, a plug may fit hundreds of engines. Gapping the plugs to your engine’s specifications is important to prevent pre-ignition, detonation, fouling and poor fuel economy. Even if the preset Gap matches that required by your engine, it is always good practice to physically check the Gap as it may have shifted during transportation.

                  Answered on 1/23/2014 by Morgan from AAP
              • Q:

                is it higher the number the hotter? or the lower the number...
                Asked on 12/22/2013 by jim from logan.oh..

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Jim! Good question, though. The heat rating of the spark plug is indicated by a number; lower numbers indicate a hotter type, higher numbers indicate a colder type.

                  Answered on 12/24/2013 by Max from AAP
              • Q:

                what would cause plug to blow out ? can you put some type of locking grease on plug to stop this ????
                Asked on 2/7/2013 by joe from blackstock s.c. 29014

                2 answers

                • A:

                  Not just overtightening -- you get any grit or anything in the threads of an aluminum engine and it is very VERY easy to crossthread the plug. That is why you should NEVER use the wrench to tighten until the very end, you should be able to turn it down by hand with just your fingers.

                  It is a very VERY good idea to CAREFULLY run a thread chaser in before putting the new plug in. while most of them resemble a spark plug and are used with a spark plug socket, there is one that is intended for oxygen sensors and if you have that thread, use it because it's a female 3/8" ratchet fitting, you put an extension on and go from there.

                  In addition to the helacoil, or tapping it out to a larger plug size, it might be possible to wrap the plug with teflon tape, we did that on a VW Bug engine some years back, although it really didn't fire on that cylinder and I dread to think of what would happen were this a computerized engine.

                  Answered on 7/27/2015 by Dr. Ed from Matinicus, ME
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                  A:

                  With reference to your inquiry on the Autolite Single Platinum Spark Plug - part# AP104, the only way a plug can blow out is if the threads are damaged/non existent, this usually happens from over tightening the plugs and is very easy to do on aluminium heads. Fitting a heli-coil is the way to go to fix it. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 2/8/2013 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                Where is my $16.00 on $2.00 rebate per plug? It is now 1/26/2013 I sent it in back on 5/2012 and call autolite and never can get through for any status, I feel screwed and bad for my child, I think adavance should just pay me and have to deal with autolite corp. I will never buy autolite product again or fall for any rebate from advance,WHOM ever it concerns, that rebate money is from my disabled child that needed transportation repairs and that money back sooner then most of us,so they can advace a autlite up ther a#$!
                Asked on 1/26/2013 by nate from michigan

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  We apologize for the inconvenience caused, please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 1/26/2013 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                WHAT IS THE "DESIGN CHANGE" AS STATED COMPARED TO THE OTHER PLUG YOU OFFER # SP493 ?
                Asked on 9/25/2012 by HAL from KINGSTON,TN

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  The Autolite Single Platinum Spark Plug (Part No. AP104) comes with a platinum ball on center electrode which minimizes gap erosion for longer life and resists wear to help maintain gap size. This Platinum Ball Welding Process is the only difference between this part and the Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug (Part No. SP493). For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 9/26/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                Where are the spark plugs located on the 1998 Ford Explorer AWD 5.0L? What is the gap setting, and are they easy to get to and install? Thanks
                Asked on 8/21/2012 by Shea from Rocky Mount, Va

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  The Spark plug gap for a 1998 Ford Explorer AWD 5.0L is .054. The installation process is simple and you can replace it yourself. Locate the spark plug wires on the sides of the Explorer's engine. Pull back on the wires to reveal the spark plugs. Turn one spark plug wire by its boot, which is the larger piece at the end of the wire. Place the socket over the spark plug and unscrew it until the old spark plug is free from the cylinder well. Brush out the wire boot and cylinder well to remove any debris. Screw the new spark plug into the well until it is tight. Reconnect the wire and turn it halfway to the left and then all the way to the right to lock the wire on the spark plug in place. Only work with one spark plug at a time to avoid causing any damage to the engine of the Explorer.

                  Answered on 8/21/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                what is the plug gap for a mazda b3000 truck?
                Asked on 8/4/2012 by whiskers from hawley,tx

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  The spark plug gap setting for your Mazda B3000 should be 0.044 inch. For compatibility of this part, please provide your vehicle year and engine specification. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 8/4/2012 by Rick from AAP
              • Q:

                What is gap setting on spark plug for 2000 Lincoln Towncar?
                Asked on 4/27/2012 by Rich from New Johnsonville, TN

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, this part Autolite Single Platinum Spark Plug, Part No. AP104 manufactured by Autolite fits your 2000 Lincoln Town Car. The spark plug gap setting for 2000 Lincoln Towncar should be 0.054.

                  Answered on 4/30/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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