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Old 11-30-2004, 20:11   #1 (permalink)
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Plugs and Leads

Time for some plugs and leads, so whats the best choice?

Im thinking an 80mm lead of some sort?

I know JMM do the plugs and the leads for $150, so im tempted to just get a set from them, but then again ive read of people putting them on and their cars running like crap. XR6 spec spark plugs seem to make SFA difference too, and im not after ridiculous amounts of power, but if im gonna spend the money on it i may as well get some good stuff.

So any suggestions as to what to get in the way of plugs and leads? Brand names would be helpful too . EF I6 btw, so coilpack, not dizzy.
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http://www.noelsautoparts.com.au/ have the autolite plugs JMM use (Autolite 985) and u can buy them online and have them shipped $30.51 was all it cost me to warrnambool, vic...

as for leads... idk.

u have to be sure to gap the plugs tho
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heheh, noels are about a 10 min drive for me so no worries about shipping!
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er, what do you mean by 'gap the plugs'? i'm pretty new to leads and plugs (does it show?!hehe).
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Set the gaps to the correct size
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Set the gaps to the correct size
Which would be?????
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Re: Plugs and Leads

I'm already running NGK Iridiums on my AU, which i just cant complain about, they rock, as soon as i put them in the ran smooth as, but have been considering changing the leads over to something a bit better then cruddy old 8mm motorcraft leads, BUT im still trying to work out how I can get to the distributor without removing my entire inlet manifold! I can get at maybe two leads which I can see the rest are hidden out of the way underneath the manifold.

I had a look underneath to see if that would be an easier way to get at it, its just as cluttered there as well, is there a trick to this or something?
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It's a bugger to get to but it is doable. i recommend finding someone with little hands like a wife or kid to get in there. :D
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its actually pretty easy sourbastard and ur au doesnt have a dizzy it has a coilpack.
remove the snorkle to your airbox and stick your arm under the inlet manifold and reach :)
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Im thinking an 80mm lead of some sort?
I used Black 10mm (not 80mm ???) Top Gun leads on my EF. Only did 10,000km and took them off after the car was sold. Still got them. Think they were worth about $70 from Autobarn.
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