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Federal-Mogul's Champion Brand Introduces New One Piece Premium Replacement Spark Plug
April 10, 2008
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By aftermarketNews staff

From aftermarketNews Staff & Wire Reports

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Federal-Mogul’s Champion spark plug brand has introduced a new one-piece premium replacement spark plug designed to help automotive technicians and do-it-yourselfers eliminate a common tune-up challenge affecting more than 4 million passenger vehicles.

The new Champion Double Platinum Power spark plug (p/n 7989) utilizes a one-piece design that replaces the two-piece “high-thread” original equipment plug utilized in millions of Ford 4.6L, 5.4L and 6.8L engines. When servicing these engines the OE plug can separate during removal, potentially leaving the base trapped within the engine block. The new one-piece design solves this problem, according to the company.

In addition, to the problem-solving one-piece design, the new Champion Double Platinum Power plug features an extended ceramic post that virtually eliminates flashover, and an advanced J-gap configuration that is easier to set and which helps ensure more efficient firing performance, according to the company. Like all premium Champion plugs, the new Double Platinum Power spark plug also features the brand’s exclusive Heat-Active alloy, which enables the plug to more quickly reach and maintain the optimum temperature range.

“Champion spark plugs have helped millions of automotive professionals and everyday drivers achieve superior engine performance through the best possible tune-up. Now we’re providing a new generation of innovative, performance-driven solutions for today’s most advanced engines and ignition systems,” said Michael Proud, Federal-Mogul global product director, Service Solutions.

The new Champion Double Platinum Power spark plug is available immediately for the following applications:

  • Ford Expedition 2005-08 (5.4L V8)
  • Ford Explorer 2006-07 (4.6L V8)
  • Ford F-150 2004-07 (5.4L V8)
  • Ford F-250 Super Duty 2005-08 (5.4L V8 and 6.8L V10)
  • Ford F-350 Super Duty 2005-08 (5.4L V8 and 6.8L V10)
  • Ford F-450 Super Duty 2005-07 (6.8L V10)
  • Ford F-550 Super Duty 2005-07 (6.8L V10)
  • Ford Mustang 2005-07 (4.6L V8)
  • Lincoln Mark Lt. 2006-07 (5.4L V8)
  • Lincoln Navigator 2005-07 (5.4L V8)
  • Mercury Mountaineer 2006-07 (4.6L V8)

For more information, visit: www.federal-mogul.com.