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Old 03-24-2002, 14:47   #1 (permalink)
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Question xr6 plugs leads???

Im going to get new plugs and leads this week just wondering on what i should buy. I was told to get xr6 spec plugs and some good leads. anyone got some ideas where to get em and what price. There was a message on here about a someone buying plugs for $20 each and he said they were the asme as the xr6 speced ones fo rlike $3 dollars each. so yeha just dont want to be taken for a ride thanks.

i have a eb II

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Question changing leads

Also last time i changed leads it was a pian in the ass no room at all because intake manifolds in the way. Anybody got an easier way. Also while im changing leads and plugs anything else i should change to get a better spark??


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Yeah, I was the one with the plugs !
I had $17.00(Each) Splitfires, and later changed them to
NGK R Plugs ($ around $3.00 or so).
I Honestly couldnt tell the difference.
(Both plugs were XR6 Spec).
The split fires need to be ordered from the agent in Melbourne,
where as the NGK R's are available from almost anywhere.
(I bought mine from Stupercheap).

Now for the leads,
I have magnacore 8.0mm Leads. (They have Stainless steel wire wrapped around a 2mm magnetised core). Compared to Silicon Suppressed Leads.

Before fitting the plugs, I had the worng spark plugs fitted by a Ford Dealer, and although it was OK for a couple of weeks, the engine started missing when I tried to accellerate it at about 50Km. Beleived it to be an ignition problem, so I went out and got these leads, and the splitfires.
Splitfires I had to wait about 2 weeks to get them in, but the leads were there already.

Whilst fitting the leads, I noticed that the plugs were wrong, (took them out for a visual check), and I noticed that they had pink colouration (Unburnt fuel).
Anyway, I changed the leads, but left the wrong plugs in.

The Car no longer had the above problem, and was running very smooth.
When I fitted the Splitfires, I noticed no further improvement.

Hope this helps.

P.S. My only suggestion with the leads is use small hands, and have a lot of patience. Do 1 lead at a time, and it should take you bout 1 hour to finnish the job !

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Might pay to get a new dizzy cap at the same time. Only a couple of $$$ I think, and if your car is getting high on kays, or there is visable corrosion around the leads, it'll probably need it.
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Arrhh yes, the lead from the coil to the dissy is fun
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Arrhh yes, the lead from the coil to the dissy is fun
I found the best way to do this was from under the car...

that was before I lowered it tho :oo1: :oo1: :crazy1:
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best way to do it, is drive your car up ramp stands, one lead at a time, take your time, dont rush it.

I can say fuct if im doing it again tho, you try n be 6'3, and have hands big enuff to palm a basketball with ease, and arm lengths around 2.5 foot. you have to wriggle your arm around until you find a spot big enuff to move only your wrist, and then grab the lead and yank it off, you have to do this 12 times, taking plug off, putting it on. then having to wriggle your hand out of it all

arghhhhhhhhh!!!

but i can say the EF coil pack makes it much easier than what a dizzy would be
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You can make the job a lot easier if you bend up a coat hanger with a hook type eng, so it grips the spark plug lead around the base.
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I did mine from the top, I managed to just get my left hand inbetween intake manifold tube 4 & 5 to connect the lead to the coil. I was worried for a minute that I wouldnt get my hand out, so keep the vasaline handy Or get your girlfriend to do it
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Have fun, The Coil plug is easy from underneath. The dizzy cap is a right royal pain in the ass...... Rotor can be hard to take off, mine had stuck onto the dizzy post and was a real bitch to get off..
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