: Plug wires - what are they good for?

11-16-04, 11:06 PM
I heard that the plastic conduit in the fuel rail recall was to put on the spark plug wires so they don't arc to the new metal rail... (I did not do this) My question is, what good are spark plug wires if they can't "keep" the electricity inside of them? You know what I mean? Am I crazy to think this? :suspense:

11-17-04, 01:34 AM
ld dl imagine this is done to prevent any arcing in case someone has some very old or damaged wires. They dont' want any more lawsuits on their hands. Cheap plasitc conduit is just insurance for them.

Just a speculation...


11-17-04, 02:53 AM
Yea, I'd say that good wires that weren't worn out or cracked should be more than able to not arc without the plastic around them. Probably just to keep people happy.

11-17-04, 03:44 PM
Ohhhhhh... I understand... $0.50 worth of split loom is better than buying $40 wires... gotcha.

11-17-04, 05:46 PM
$40 wires! I think I am in need of a set. Dealer wants $186, Rock Auto $116 (A/C Delco)

11-17-04, 06:44 PM
$40 wires! I think I am in need of a set. Dealer wants $186, Rock Auto $116 (A/C Delco)

Ouch... AC Delco's great, but can't beat Autozone's $40 wires :p

11-17-04, 11:19 PM
Yea, I found wires for 40 something from Autozone, and have not had a problem with them yet...I've got close to 20,000 on them...plugs I went Bosch, I believe, cause they were a bit cheaper...wish I'd have gotten the others, but still, not a problem yet.