How Do I Find a Colder or Hotter Plug?
September 30, 2012
NGK indicates the heat range in the middle of the plug number. For example, BCPR6ES-11 has a heat range of 6. (The number after the “-“ is the gap.) NGK plugs are colder the higher the number, hotter the lower the number.
Starting with part # BKR6E-11 (heat range 6), a colder plug would # BKR7E-11 (heat range 7), a hotter plug would be # BKR5E-11 (heat range 5).
Once you have decided on a number, test to see if it exists by typing it into the search box. If it exists, you can add the part to your cart. For additional assistance contact our tech team at 888-800-9629.
EXCEPTION: NGK Racing Plugs: (Any NGK plug that begins with the letter “R”)
For NGK Racing Plugs, the heat range is located AFTER the hyphen.
Example: R5671A-10 has a heat range of 10. A colder plug would be # R5671A-11 (heat range 11), a hotter plug would be # R5671A-9 (heat range 9).
Some NGK Racing Plugs are also available in half heat ranges. These are displayed as a 2 or 3 digit number after the hyphen. For example, R6120-85 has a 8.5 heat range and R6120-105 has a 10.5 heat range.
For additional assistance contact NGK customer service at 877-473-6767.