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Author Topic:   Burning Plug Wires
ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted July 19, 2002 12:30 PM
This year I have been burning up plug wires pretty often. I have those heat insulating socks on the 4 rear plugs but they dont seem to be helping much. I run a metric w/ schoenfeld headers so there not much clearance. What wires do you run and how do you keep them from melting. Any neat little tricks. Am I routing them wrong. It worked last year, but this year I can't catch a break on anything. thanks

racer17j
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posted July 19, 2002 05:04 PM UIN: 54865418
have you tried to wrap your headers also?

racer2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 166
posted July 20, 2002 08:13 AM
I buy Accel short header plugs. i think champion makes a short plug too
works great,pretty expensive but not as bad as buying wires

ryan
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posted July 20, 2002 09:43 PM
I thought of that I also had a thought to wrap the plugwires in that wrap also. I know a bunch of guys don't run anything and they have no problems. I am just wondering if I am routing them wrong. I am one of those low budget racers I can't spend money on that sort of thing if I don't have to.

racer17j
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posted July 21, 2002 03:18 AM UIN: 54865418
could you possibley have a jetting problem ? i know alot of time guys that run to lean will have headers that will glow red has anybody noticed that on your car at all just a thought i know guys here don't use anything at all and have no problems either

ryan
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posted July 21, 2002 09:22 PM
Its not jets I am rich if not right on

RangeRover
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posted July 22, 2002 11:03 AM
We don't use anything but properly placed zip ties and have no problems. For example, I lean #2 and #4 towards each other and zip 'em together. This projects the wires away from the header tubes as they exit the head. Then use zip ties to secure them to the butterflies that hold the valve cover down or the load spreaders on the valve covers. Make sure they have little room to flop, yet don't press them against anything. This works for us.

racer17j
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Total posts: 1565
posted July 22, 2002 11:30 AM UIN: 54865418
also make sure you don't let them touch each other i had that problem they would leak into the other wire and cause a mis

ryan
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Total posts: 430
posted July 22, 2002 12:15 PM
I mainly have trouble on 5,7,6,8

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