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PostSubject: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyTue Mar 13, 2007 7:29 pm

So, I'm in the process of changing my spark plugs to 605's. When I pulled the plug wires off, two of the metal ends (of the plug wires) stayed on the old spark plugs. I had to get pliers to pull them off the plugs. I pushed the metal ends back up in the SP end, but I don't know if I got it far enough in. Dumb question: OK, two questions...Did I screw up my plug wires? Is that center core (whatever you want to call it) supposed to be attached to the metal thing or just make contact with it? dunce
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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyTue Mar 13, 2007 7:36 pm

How old are wires, and what kind are they?

Most likely you'll need a new set.

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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyTue Mar 13, 2007 7:53 pm

Year and a half old. They are aftermarket, O'Rielly's lifetime warrenty. I think I paid $60 for them. They should replace them for free.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyWed Mar 14, 2007 7:17 am

Ok I lied, I found the invoice...$30. I guess I'm goin to take off work and change the plug wires this morning since you're not telling me what I want to hear. rolleyes Never fails, I try to do something simple and it turns into a cluster fµ©️k. headshot At least it's goin to be 80 degrees today!
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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyWed Mar 14, 2007 5:33 pm

She runs MUCH better now. I just can't decide if it runs better because I changed the plugs and wires or if it's because I cleaned and waxed her? wink

I know it's total bs, but does anyone else think their car runs better when it's clean??burnout
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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyWed Mar 14, 2007 6:41 pm

Not really when it is clean as much as when I do some simple maintenence or repair to it. Even some simple light bulb replacement or such. I haven't cleanded the riv in a while so I will have to test that out.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyWed Mar 14, 2007 11:24 pm

Taking stuff out of the car adds about 20 hp. wink

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptySun Mar 25, 2007 6:47 pm

the wax gives better air flow over the paint so you have less drag wink thats like 3 seconds off your 1/4 miles time happy


bs but i notice it runs better when clean too

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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyWed Mar 28, 2007 3:09 am

Wow Jack, this happened to me yesterday when I was checking a plug that is known to be laden with ash. All of my 104s are fine but my car is running like shiznit!! Whenever I accelerate too hard I get severe bucks....like fuel insn't being delieverd fast enough bucks, not tranny bucks..haha Grrr. I really think its the wires...back to Napa I go for a replacement.....
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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyWed Mar 28, 2007 9:02 am

It's your wires, 95% certain. OEM are the best, Imo. They'll often last 100k miles.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyWed Mar 28, 2007 10:11 am

could be a dirty maf. they can cause wierd problems at mid throttle+. if wires dont fix it then buy a $3 can of intake/maf cleaner and spray it down, at the very least you'll have a clean intake and get proper readings from the maf.

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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyWed Mar 28, 2007 11:48 am

Or my problem with coil packs sounded similar. Make sure they are good.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyWed Mar 28, 2007 12:10 pm

agree

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptyWed Mar 28, 2007 5:03 pm

My bet is on the plug wires!wink
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PostSubject: Re: Did I screw up my spark plug wires?   Did I screw up my spark plug wires? EmptySun Apr 01, 2007 5:30 am

Update: It was the wires....good thing I bought the Beldens, lifetime guarantee. I went to Napa and replaced the set...no cost wink
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