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I have a 2000 Ford Fiesta 1242cc Zetec petrol manual and

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Hi, I have a 2000 Ford Fiesta 1242cc Zetec petrol manual and I am looking for some replacement spark plugs. I bought the car used and didn't come with an owners handbook, but came with a Haynes manual. This tells me that the recommended spark plug is a Bosch HR 8 MEV with an electrode gap of 1.3mm.
On the face of it, these spark plugs are surprisingly obscure to find anything of online and nobody seems to have them in stock; I guess they are no longer made? Anyway, I would like to know if these spark plugs differ to what would have been in the owners handbook, and if there are any suitable alternatives I could actually get hold of. Also could you please advise if the copper core spark plugs are the best ones for this engine. Cheers
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 2 years ago.
Hi there good evening to you Ok the spark plugs I would advise fitting are the new modified genuine ford/motorcraft plugs (ford have recently changed the plug design ) old-blue rings on ceramic and new -black rings on the ceramic these are far superior to any aftermarket plug and are also assist with better combustion due to there modified design These plugs are not expensive around £6 a plug If you need anymore help or advice on this issue please let me know If you are Completely satisfied with my answer /advice PLEASE RATE MY ANSWER Kind regards ***** ***** and have a nice evening Brian