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    Plug wires - too obsessive

    I have the original plug wires on the '99 STS. That means they are 13 years old now. Plugs were replaced at 85k. Would you replace plugs wires based on age? I'm not noticing a miss or anything, just think it might restore a little efficiency that might be lost over time.

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    Re: Plug wires - too obsessive

    plugs and wires should have been done at 100,000 miles

    so you replaced the plugs a bit early and are late on the wires

    i would replace them just out of concern for their age on top of the over-mileage issue

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    Re: Plug wires - too obsessive

    Thanks Chris. I usually compare OEM scheduled maintenance with Captain Barbossa's description of the Pirates Code, more like guidelines.
    Some plug wire manufacturers offer lifetime warranties. If that were true, there would be no replacement interval.

    I usually try to heed my cars' symptoms before I act, but some things sneak up on you.

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    Re: Plug wires - too obsessive

    Get them from rockauto.com, I got my AC/Delco plugs and wires for ~$100

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    Re: Plug wires - too obsessive

    There's two sets of ACDelco wires ... the cheaper set is made to compete with the aftermarket brands and isn't quite as good as the OEM set but i'd say they're still much better than other aftermarket wire sets

    the one visible difference that the OEM wire set has is that the wires are numbered (i don't think the cheaper set has the numbering)
    there are possibly other differences like materials used and quality control

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