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Old 08-20-2019, 06:51 PM   #1
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Question Spark plugs low mileage replacement schedule


I have a 2013 GTI. The maintenance manual states to replace the spark plugs every six years regardless of mileage. It is the six year mark now, but I have very low mileage, 18,000 miles. I'm in northern California and I have a covered parking spot so the car is not affected much by the weather. I wonder if replacing the spark plugs now is really justified.

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Old 08-20-2019, 07:16 PM   #2
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I'd just do it. It's less than $40 and 30 minutes of your time. After that, you know you're good for a while.
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:55 PM   #3
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I agree with Torga. They are cheap and easy to do. Could also minimize the chances of one getting stuck if you wait 10 years.
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:15 PM   #4
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anyone know the reason why manufacturers do this?
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:23 AM   #5
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I'm going to disagree. The spark plugs are not decomposing when the car sits. Nothing wrong with just leaving them in there and saving a little money. Plus bonus points for originality.

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Old 08-21-2019, 10:12 PM   #6
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I'd just do em, its 6 years or every 40k per VW. Takes 10 minutes and costs less than $50
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