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Re: Bosch Plugs: Platins or Platinums

At 03:07 AM 1/8/96 -0500, you wrote:
>>This is only a mystery to those who don't have a German/English dictionary
>>Platin means Platinum in German (or, for you German speaking members,
>>Platinum means Platin in English.)   Bosch packages these plugs in a common
>>package for distribution in a number of markets - one side in English, one
>>side in German.  There is only one kind of plug with this heat range and
>>projection code.  It's platinum (or platin if you're a German).
>Sorry but the Platin and Platinum plugs are two WAY different animals.  
>The Platins are Solid platinum cores and are the hot ticket for the 
>turbos.  The Platinum's are Platinum coated tips, and are very good 
>plugs.  The way to tell that you have Platin's are :  1) your wallet is 
>really hurting.... @ $30ea your looking at a $150 Plug change. 2) the 
>center electrode of the plug is around .0625" dia.
>Eric Fletcher
I am new to your list and do not want to step on anyone's toes but, I feel I
must respond to incorrect information.

I agree with the first note-Platin-Platinum-Platine are all the same in
different languages.  German-English-French.

Before I posted, I called Dave at Bosch and ran the info and postings.
His response:  The Audi in question originally came with WR7DS a hard silver
electrode plug.  This plug could easily cost $150 to have installed at a
dealership.  However the option plug is the WR7DP which has a solid platinum
core.  Which normally sell for $3.00 each.  To the person who paid, $30 you
should pull one of your plugs and make sure it is not silver.  If it says
platinum,  I would certainly go back to the service facility and ask questions.

Bosch does not make a platinum coated electode plug.

Arlyn Strano                           
Strano Foreign Car
Brookville, PA 15825