Spark Plug correction - Nissan Murano Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 2 Old 02-03-2013, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 271
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Spark Plug correction

I installed Denso Iridium Power IKH16 sparks on my wife's 06 Murano, however I was wrong about the mileage of the plugs. After reading the Denso FAQ website, I learned that the IK16 are supposed to be changed at 30K miles because they are performance plugs. So, I do not recommend them to used in the Murano due the difficulty of the spark plug change procedure. The IKH16 are very responsive and give great MPG, but they are performance plugs first and wear fast due to the small .4mm electrode. Denso do makes a long life iridium plug that lasts over 100k with a .7mm electrode, but not the IKH16 plug. I will be changing mine again in about three years. So unless you want to go through all the work to change the IKH16 plugs every 2-3 years, I would not use them in the Murano. The good news is that my wife's Murano now pulls like my FX45 when I step on the gas, well almost.

2006 Nissan Murano SL AWD Silver w/ Bose( Wife's baby)
-I do all the work on it, while constantly begging her to trade it in
K&N air filter
K&N oil fillter 1008
Denso Long Life Iridium spark plugs SK16HR11 .7mm tip(Great MPG's and Power)
Shell Rotella T-6 5w-40 oil
BF Goodrich Longtrail T/A Tour tires
Royal Purple 75w-90 gear oil in the transfer-case and rear differential(Makes the Murano run smoother and the AWD more responsive)

2011 Black Mercedes E350 Sport 4matic(My baby)
Carguy75 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 02-04-2013, 12:58 AM
Super Moderator
Pilgrim's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 5,663
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 274 Post(s)
Thanks for the note! It' an easy mistake to make.

My general approach is that if the original plugs are designed to last 100K miles, I will replace them with the same plugs, as I don't expect to drive the car past 200K miles.

2008 BMW E91 328xi Sportwagon
2009 BMW E92 328ix Coupe
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1983 280ZX Turbo
Pilgrim is offline  
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On