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Old 08-10-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
gdriver
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Equal length header - burning my plug wires!!!!!

Has anyone experienced an issue with the equal length header burning your
plug wires?? I have a 95 GT and have recently installed some equal length
headers. The only problem is that one of the plug wires is very close to the
header and it is suffering the consequences. I have tried adding a heat
sleeve, but it still burns through it. I don't want to go back to the shorty
headers, but I don't know what to do.

Help!!


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Old 08-10-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Equal length header - burning my plug wires!!!!!

gdriver wrote:
> Has anyone experienced an issue with the equal length header burning your
> plug wires?? I have a 95 GT and have recently installed some equal length
> headers. The only problem is that one of the plug wires is very close to the
> header and it is suffering the consequences. I have tried adding a heat
> sleeve, but it still burns through it. I don't want to go back to the shorty
> headers, but I don't know what to do.
>
> Help!!


This happens. Find a way to get the wire away from the pipes. use a
zip tie, a coathanger, whatever it takes. Secure it clear of the pipes.
This is a common problem. Don't re-swap your exhaust because of plug
wires.



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Old 08-10-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Equal length header - burning my plug wires!!!!!

It is only burning the #3 plug wire(at the elbow). Has anyone heard about
the success of shorter plugs??
"Wound Up" <none@your.disposal.ask.me> wrote in message
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> gdriver wrote:
> > Has anyone experienced an issue with the equal length header burning

your
> > plug wires?? I have a 95 GT and have recently installed some equal

length
> > headers. The only problem is that one of the plug wires is very close to

the
> > header and it is suffering the consequences. I have tried adding a heat
> > sleeve, but it still burns through it. I don't want to go back to the

shorty
> > headers, but I don't know what to do.
> >
> > Help!!

>
> This happens. Find a way to get the wire away from the pipes. use a
> zip tie, a coathanger, whatever it takes. Secure it clear of the pipes.
> This is a common problem. Don't re-swap your exhaust because of plug
> wires.
>
>
>
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> ThunderSnake #65
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Old 08-10-2005, 18:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Equal length header - burning my plug wires!!!!!

Gdriver:

Jegs has header wrap. You can buy a coil of it for about $25.

http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...nbr=1351&prmen
br=361

It states that it reduces header temp by 70%. That should keep your
plug wires from burning up.

Alias

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From: gdriver [mailto:gdriver@worldnet.att.net]
Posted At: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 5:02 PM
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Subject: Re: Equal length header - burning my plug wires!!!!!


It is only burning the #3 plug wire(at the elbow). Has anyone heard
about the success of shorter plugs?? "Wound Up"
<none@your.disposal.ask.me> wrote in message
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> gdriver wrote:
> > Has anyone experienced an issue with the equal length header burning

your
> > plug wires?? I have a 95 GT and have recently installed some equal

length
> > headers. The only problem is that one of the plug wires is very
> > close to

the
> > header and it is suffering the consequences. I have tried adding a
> > heat sleeve, but it still burns through it. I don't want to go back
> > to the

shorty
> > headers, but I don't know what to do.
> >
> > Help!!

>
> This happens. Find a way to get the wire away from the pipes. use a
> zip tie, a coathanger, whatever it takes. Secure it clear of the

pipes.
> This is a common problem. Don't re-swap your exhaust because of
> plug wires.
>
>
>
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Old 08-10-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Equal length header - burning my plug wires!!!!!

Re: Equal length header - burning my plug wires!!!!!
"Alias" <alias_blur@verizon.spamless.com> wrote in message
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Gdriver:
Jegs has header wrap. You can buy a coil of it for about $25.
http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...51&prmenbr=361
It states that it reduces header temp by 70%. That should keep your plug
wires from burning up.
Alias


And cause the header to rust out a lot quicker. He said he tried heat
shields. What heat shields?

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Old 08-10-2005, 19:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Equal length header - burning my plug wires!!!!!

Big Al wrote:
> It states that it reduces header temp by 70%. That should keep your plug
> wires from burning up.
> Alias
>
> And cause the header to rust out a lot quicker. He said he tried heat
> shields. What heat shields?


Header wrap voids most manufacturers' warranties to begin with. One
should consider these types of problems beforehand.


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Old 08-10-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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"Alias" <alias_blur@verizon.spamless.com> wrote in message
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> Gdriver:
>
> Jegs has header wrap. You can buy a coil of it for about $25.
>
> http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...nbr=1351&prmen
> br=361
>
> It states that it reduces header temp by 70%. That should keep your
> plug wires from burning up.


Don't use header wrap. An owner of a Sunbeam Tiger with header wrap had a
catastrophic engine fire. Valve cover oil leak saturated the wrap which
eventually caught on fire. Bye Bye Kitty.

Did you try Flame guard from Earl's?

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Old 08-10-2005, 20:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Equal length header - burning my plug wires!!!!!

gdriver wrote:
> It is only burning the #3 plug wire(at the elbow). Has anyone heard about
> the success of shorter plugs??


Think "move the wire" rather than "alter the exhaust or the plug".
Really, it's not worth all that trouble, dude.

> "Wound Up" <none@your.disposal.ask.me> wrote in message
> news:42FA9468.2080901@your.disposal.ask.me...
>
>>gdriver wrote:
>>
>>>Has anyone experienced an issue with the equal length header burning

>>

> your
>
>>>plug wires?? I have a 95 GT and have recently installed some equal

>>

> length
>
>>>headers. The only problem is that one of the plug wires is very close to

>>

> the
>
>>>header and it is suffering the consequences. I have tried adding a heat
>>>sleeve, but it still burns through it. I don't want to go back to the

>>

> shorty
>
>>>headers, but I don't know what to do.
>>>
>>>Help!!

>>
>>This happens. Find a way to get the wire away from the pipes. use a
>>zip tie, a coathanger, whatever it takes. Secure it clear of the pipes.
>> This is a common problem. Don't re-swap your exhaust because of plug
>>wires.
>>
>>
>>
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>>Wound Up
>>ThunderSnake #65
>>

>
>
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Old 08-10-2005, 20:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Equal length header - burning my plug wires!!!!!

gdriver wrote:
> Has anyone experienced an issue with the equal length header burning your
> plug wires?? I have a 95 GT and have recently installed some equal length
> headers. The only problem is that one of the plug wires is very close to the
> header and it is suffering the consequences. I have tried adding a heat
> sleeve, but it still burns through it. I don't want to go back to the shorty
> headers, but I don't know what to do.


One more general comment - I'm just trying to help you know -
aftermarket parts NEVER fit like factory (OEM). Just assume you'll have
to change something a little in order to make an aftermarket improvement
work, and you won't be disappointed. Best of luck

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Old 08-10-2005, 20:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Equal length header - burning my plug wires!!!!!

Kathy and Erich Coiner wrote:
> "Alias" <alias_blur@verizon.spamless.com> wrote in message
> news:000b01c59e0e$75cae890$2d01a8c0@systemalias...
>
>>Gdriver:
>>
>>Jegs has header wrap. You can buy a coil of it for about $25.
>>
>>http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...nbr=1351&prmen
>>br=361
>>
>>It states that it reduces header temp by 70%. That should keep your
>>plug wires from burning up.

>
>
> Don't use header wrap. An owner of a Sunbeam Tiger with header wrap had a
> catastrophic engine fire. Valve cover oil leak saturated the wrap which
> eventually caught on fire. Bye Bye Kitty.


Yikes, Agent 86 calls the fire brigade! That's a tragic loss... sorry
to hear about it. Poor lil Tiger, my sincere condolences!!

> Did you try Flame guard from Earl's?
>
> Erich
>
>



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