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FWD newsletter - April 2009

Page 4: Tune up kits, Plug wires, Spark Plug Folklore

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Sale pricing valid from Tuesday, April 07, 2009 through Friday, May 29, 2009

Bosch Tune-Up Kits

Better fuel economy and increased performance are two of the immediate results you’ll witness after tuning-up your Volvo. It pays to give your Swede a fresh tune-up

after 30K miles. To make tune-up time easier on you, we’ve gathered everything you need in one convenient package: kits include Bosch distributor cap, rotor, and spark plugs. These quality parts include all-copper conductors rather than the inferior tin found in many aftermarket pieces.

850, 70 series (non-turbo) - 1993-98 - tune-up kit w/standard spark plugs
$69.16103999BOSCH
850, 70 series (all) - 1993-98 - tune-up kit w/platinum spark plugs
$79.46106974BOSCH
Note: 1999 and newer Volvos do not have distributor caps, rotors or spark plug wires, but they do still have spark plugs!

ipd Spark Plug Wires

Our new custom spark plug wires are made with a high quality 8mm silicone jacket and feature a spiral wound core for maximum electrical efficiency. Each wire set

is custom designed for each application covering over 40 years of Volvo models. Engineered to meet and surpass OEM quality, our wire sets include factory style metal end connectors (where applicable). Each wire set includes spark plug and coil wires as well as dielectric grease used on the plug boots for easy removal at tune-up time.

S40, V40 4cyl - 1999-2004 - spark plug wires by ipd
$59.95111302IPD
850, 70 series 5 cyl - 1993-1998 - spark plug wires by ipd
$89.95111301IPD

Bougicord Spark Plug Wires

A properly tuned ignition system is one of the most important factors of any engine. It will keep your engine running smoothly, economically and will deliver the most

power. The increased heat under the hood may lead to premature degradation of the ignition wires. These wires are made by the original equipment supplier to Volvo so you are assured of the best quality in replacement wires.

850, 70 series 1993-98
$58.00104747BOUGICORD
1999-2007 models have distributor-less ignitions and do NOT use plug wires.

Spark Plug Folklore

By: Rob Arnold - ipd research and development and special projects manager.

Spark plugs are one of the more simple parts of today’s vehicles and yet still are misunderstood. Heat range, firing voltage, and durability are all important factors in vehicle performance so correct spark plug application is critical.Heat range:Hotter plugs have longer insulator noses, which have greater surface area in contact with the combustion gases. This keeps the plug temperature higher overall which is preferred for extended stop and go or idle conditions, a hallmark of city driving. The shank of the plug will tend to be shorter, less material to sink away heat. Hotter plugs do not generate more or greater spark. Ideally spark plug temperature for the average vehicle should run between 550-800 degrees C. Timing has a direct effect on plug temperature as well, 10 degrees of advanced timing can up plug temp by 100 degrees C.Colder spark plugs have shorter insulator noses, which have a lesser amount of surface area exposed to the combustion chamber gases. Generally colder plugs are used for racing applications or engines with turbochargers, supercharges, nitrous, etc since they can transfer the greater amount of heat these engines produce from cylinder combustion to the head quicker. A colder plug will help to reduce ping or detonation, although the colder the plug the greater the risk for fouling or buildup during extended light throttle or idle conditions. The shank of the plug will tend to be longer, more material to sink away heat. Colder plugs do not have less or reduced spark.Firing voltage:Firing voltage, otherwise known as ionizing voltage, is a complex beast. Many factors affect the firing voltage including, cylinder temp, cylinder pressure, ignition system components wear, humidity, barometric pressure, and fuel mixture to name a few. New iridium spark plugs available from various manufacturers are designed to require a lower firing voltage. This translates into lower load on the ignition system and increased life span of components. Iridium also resists electrode oxidation and erosion to provide consistent performance during its’ life span. Performance engines demand a high quality plug to survive the harsh cylinder conditions associated with turbos, superchargers, nitrous, etc. Many tuners are using iridium with very noticeable results justifying the greater expense for these parts.

Sale pricing valid from Tuesday, April 07, 2009 through Friday, May 29, 2009

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