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  • LPG Spark Plugs

    Dedicated LPG spark plug program

    Double Platinum spark plug

    Super Plus spark plug

  • Invented for Life

    COPYRIGHT 2009 Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd

  • B1 How to Use This Catalogue

    B2 Vehicle Applications

    A2 The Bosch Automotive Story

    A4 LPG Technology in Australia

    A7 LPG Versus Petrol Spark Plugs

    A8 Super and Super Plus

    A9 Double Platinum

    A10 The LPG Spark Plug Program

    A12 Technical Information

    A18 Frequently Asked Questions

    A21 Warranty

    Product Range

    LPG Spark Plugs


    Bosch | A1

    2009 | 2010 Bosch Automotive Aftermarket


  • A2

    A2 | The Bosch Automotive Story

    Bosch Automotive Aftermarket 2009 | 2010

    The Bosch Automotive Story

    The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier oftechnology and services, with more than 300subsidiaries and regional companies in over50 countries.

    The beginnings were humble. In 1898 Robert Boschdeveloped a magneto ignition device and adapted itto suit a vehicle engine. In doing this he developedthe first reliable ignition system, solving one of thegreatest technical problems faced by the automotiveindustry at that time. This key innovation was thefirst chapter in the success story of Bosch as anautomotive supplier.

    From 1902 Bosch developed a high voltagemagneto ignition system incorporating spark plugs.While the magneto ignition has long since beenreplaced by battery ignition systems, Bosch todaymanufactures more than 300 million spark plugs peryear, using the very latest precious metal technology.

    As cars became a product for the masses, Boschrecognised the prospects for developing motorvehicle lighting. Research in this area resulted inthe launch of the Bosch automotive lighting system,comprising of headlights, a generator, a regulator anda battery. This was a significant milestone for bothBosch and the industry, being the first all-in-onesystem available to consumers, and also the basisfor components such as starters, horns, windshieldwipers, indicators and car heating systems to bedeveloped and added to the business.

    From about 1920, the growth of diesel enginesin trucks was a concern at Bosch, because dieselengines did not need an ignition system, thecompanys main sales driver. To capitalise on thistechnological advance, Bosch began developing dieselinjection pumps and in 1936 launched the first dieselinjection pump for passenger cars. Today, Bosch isthe global leader in diesel technology, whether it befor passenger cars, trucks or injection systemsfor ships.

    In the years that followed, Bosch made numerousdevelopments with other automotive products.Gasoline injection systems were developed from

    1935 and by 1967 had all but displaced thecarburettor. Braking systems have also been part ofthe Bosch offering since 1927. The introduction of theBosch ABS antilock braking system in 1978 was asignificant development in vehicle safety, laying afoundation for the development of further systems,such as Traction Control and the Electronic StabilityProgram (ESP).

    In todays market, vehicle manufacturers and serviceorganisations face the worldwide challenge ofefficient service for highly evolved vehicle systems.This includes not only mastering the electronicsystems in today's automobiles, but also utilising thelatest state-of-the-art diagnostics technologies toimprove servicing efficiencies. The growing range ofBosch diagnostic and service equipment delivers asophisticated solution for todays workshops to meetthese challenges.

    Bosch spends billions of dollars annually in researchand development to preserve its position as atechnological leader. The companys technologicalcompetence is evident in the fact that Bosch is worldleader in the number of automotive technology patentapplications it submits each year. Every hour Boschresearch teams create new patents to make Boschproducts safer, more efficient and moreenvironmentally friendly.

    As one of the worlds largest independentmanufacturers of automotive parts and systems,Bosch products and technology, supplied through aglobal network of factories, can be found on virtuallyevery make of car currently produced throughout theworld. This strong link to original equipmentdevelopment and innovation means Bosch is ableto deliver a superior aftermarket offering toits customers.

    With most vehicles on the road incorporating manyBosch manufactured components, it made sense forBosch to support these products with local servicecentres. Bosch Car Service is a group of over 14,000independent workshops worldwide, offering the latesttechnical expertise, tools and equipment to motorists.

  • The Bosch Automotive Story | A3

    2009 | 2010 Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

    In just over a hundred years, Bosch successfullytransformed from a small automotive supplierinto a modern, multinational group, which todayhas a workforce of more than 270,000 peopleworldwide.

    Bosch employs over 2,300 associates in Australiaand New Zealand with activities spanning threebusiness sectors: Automotive Technology,Consumer Goods and Building Materials, andIndustrial Technology.

    During the past five decades Bosch has growninto a major force in the Australian automotiveindustry. Today, Robert Bosch Australia is nolonger a local company manufacturingautomotive components only for Australiancustomers. It is truly an integrated member ofthe Bosch global network supplying overseascustomers in Europe, Asia and America.

    In the automotive industry the name Bosch isnow synonymous with leading technology,sophisticated service solutions and high qualityreplacement parts.

  • LPG Technology - A History and a Future


    A4 | LPG Technology in Australia

    Bosch Automotive Aftermarket 2009 | 2010

    Energy density in comparison to petrol: 1 litre LPGequals about 0.85 litres petrol.

    Today, LPG is the most commonly used alternative fuelfor cars in Australia.

    The number of LPG powered vehicles in Australia atthe end of 2008 was 197,458* and rising with over3,200 LPG fuel outlets nationally.

    LPG costs significantly less than petrol. For example;in February 2009, LPG was 61.9 cents per litre, muchcheaper than petrol (116.4 cents per litre) and diesel(122.5 cents per litre) in Australia. Although LPGgenerally increases fuel consumption by up to 30%,the savings with LPG conversions can solely be basedon the huge price difference. Vehicles with high annualdistance such as taxis and fleet vehicles definitelybenefit but personal use vehicles can also seedramatic reductions in costs.

    Since 2006 the Australian Government has beenoffering grants for LPG vehicles both new and used,to support the use of LPG in vehicles.For further information please visit:http://www.ausindustry.gov.au/EnergyandFuels

    Did you know that LPG-powered vehicles have a longerhistory than petrol and diesel powered vehicles?

    The first LPG-driven car was built in 1862 by EtienneLenoir. It provided the technological archetype for thelater development of diesel and petrol vehicles. The ideaof propelling a vehicle with LPG remained alive, and somework was done on the concept, but the automotiveindustry focused on diesel and petrol until recently.

    Are you new to the LPG market?

    Useful LPG facts: Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the generic name for

    the mixture of propane and butane gases.

    LPG is a by-product of crude oil refineries.

    Chemical description: octane number 115, stored inliquid form at a pressure of around 8bar.

    Colourless, odourless and heavier than air, LPG isgaseous at normal pressures and temperatures. LPGliquefies at low pressure and does not turn into a gasuntil it is in the engine in automotive application.

    * Based on Aus Industry vehicle statistics.

  • LPG Technology in Australia | A5

    2009 | 2010 Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

    LPG burns clean. It produces no soot and very fewsulphur emissions, posing no ground or waterpollution hazards. It also helps vehicles reducegreenhouse emissions by 15% more than their petrol-powered equivalent.

    Refuelling LPG is a fully sealed process compared topetrol refuelling which releases chemical vapours intothe atmosphere.

    The high-octane numbers of LPG allow better use ofthe knock limit (the degree of spark advance beforedetonation), resulting in more dynamic performance.

    As an energy source LPG clearly differs from naturalgas and electricity. It can be easily stored andtransported in purpose-built pressurised containers.These tanks cannot explode and are less of a firehazard than petrol tanks.

    When lightly compressed, LPG becomes a liquid andtherein lies the benefit - one litre of liquid LPG is theequivalent of 270 litres of gas.

    You must be licensed and registered to conduct LPGconversions and servicing in Australia. For furtherinformation please visithttp://www.ausindustry.gov.au/EnergyandFuels

    There are mainly two types of LPG vehicles

    1. Dual-fuel vehicles have two fuel tanks allowing thedriver to switch between LPG and petrol power with adash board switch. As a rule these cars have highermileage (range) than single-fuel cars, and performancedifferences are barely noticeable.

    2. Single-fuel vehicles are LPG-only, but could have asmall emergency tank that holds a small quantity ofpetrol. Being purpose-designed for LPG, the enginesare more efficient than dual-fuel engines

  • Bosch understands the complexities of engines whetherthey are petrol, diesel or LPG. Years of engine componentand injection system development ensures that everyBosch component performs at its optimum.

    Spark plugs in all vehicles, no matter what fuel used,need to be reliable, efficient

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