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Tiny
JOE1953
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  • 2006 SATURN ION
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 162,000 MILES
Sometime when start engine it miss at idle llike a spark plug is bad. What type of spark plugs this engine call for? I think I need a tuneup.
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 AT 9:44 AM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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It takes double platinum plugs you could also have a vacuum leak. The plugs get changed every 100,000 miles. How long since your last plug change?
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
JOE1953
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I change the plugs July 11, 2014
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 AT 3:23 PM
Tiny
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I change the plugs July 11, 2014
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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So most likely you haven't driven 100,000 miles since then?Did you use double platinum plugs when you changed them last time?
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 AT 7:25 PM
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I don't think I use double platinum plugs the last time.
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 AT 10:35 PM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Did you use copper plugs?
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 AT 11:12 PM
Tiny
JOE1953
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I am not sure what type of plug I use but I think they was autolite plugs they costs like $2.99 per pug. But I am not getting the good gas mileage that I got in the pass will the spark plugs cause the gas mileage to drop?
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Thursday, March 31st, 2016 AT 12:35 PM
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For 2.99 a plug I doubt you got double platinum plugs. They can a lot of things effect gas mileage though. Remove a plug and see how they look and how they look.
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Thursday, March 31st, 2016 AT 12:47 PM
Tiny
JOE1953
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What is some of the thing that can cause a engine to burn more gas?
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Friday, April 1st, 2016 AT 9:45 AM
Tiny
KEN
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A vacuum leak like saturntech9 suggested would hurt gas mileage, also check the air in the tires, here is a guide on how to check for a vacuum leak.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

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Monday, April 4th, 2016 AT 2:21 PM
Tiny
JOE1953
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How much air to put in the tires will the amount or number be on the tires?
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Friday, April 8th, 2016 AT 10:44 PM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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No the number on the tires is maximum inflation newer cars on the drivers door or drivers door label there is a tire pressure label. Your car gets 30psi front and rear.
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Saturday, April 9th, 2016 AT 7:31 AM

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