What are OEM spark plug wires for the VX? - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2010, 12:48 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Country: United States
What are OEM spark plug wires for the VX?

I was led to believe it was the NGK HE76 but have also seen people saying that they were Sumitomo.

If they are Sumitomo, what is the part number and where can I buy them? Honda dealer only?
__________________

XenuVX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 02:30 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 262
Country: United States
"Spark plugs and wires:

The VX uses NGK V-Power Spark Plugs No. ZFR4F-11

Spark plug wires from the dealer are best and worth the money. If you do buy spark plug wires from an auto store, buy them for an Si model of the same year. This ensures that you get the proper fitting plug wires since some auto stores have the wrong part number in their system for the VX spark plug wires."

Its from a post by Tomo, try the search engine too next time.
__________________

GasSavers_BIBI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 03:29 PM   #3
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIBI View Post
"Spark plugs and wires:

The VX uses NGK V-Power Spark Plugs No. ZFR4F-11

Spark plug wires from the dealer are best and worth the money. If you do buy spark plug wires from an auto store, buy them for an Si model of the same year. This ensures that you get the proper fitting plug wires since some auto stores have the wrong part number in their system for the VX spark plug wires."

Its from a post by Tomo, try the search engine too next time.
I used the search and I saw that post which is how I found the correct spark plugs, but it doesn't actually answer my question about the wires. If I went to the dealer and bought plug wires would they give me NGK or Sumitomo wires?

I have Sumitomo wires from 1992 on there. Makes me think that they are the factory wires. I am just looking for a confirmation on that and I am curious if anyone knows where I can get them besides the dealer?
XenuVX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
bowtieguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,873
Country: United States
Location: orlando, florida
i did a search for my accord and came up w/ prestolite. they're available at car quest or here...http://rockauto.com/ the dealer price for the same wires is ridiculous of course.
bowtieguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 06:50 PM   #5
Site Team / Moderator
 
Jay2TheRescue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 4,657
Country: United States
Location: Northern Virginia
Even if its the same brand, make sure that the part number is the same if you purchase it from any other source other than the dealer. I have found a noticeable difference in AC Delco plug wires purchased at the dealer, and AC Delco wires purchased at a discount parts house. They must have a secondary product line for sale to retailers.
__________________






Jay2TheRescue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 04:10 PM   #6
Registered Member
 
add|ct's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 534
Country: United States
I had to shell out $80 to a mechanic working on my VX for original Honda wires because nothing from AutoZone worked. Lol. Worth it after all of the hassle of trying the different plug wires that wouldn't fit. On top of that, I was down to the 'wire', no pun intended, for emissions to pass and to get the new tag.
__________________
'92 Civic VX, Canadian model
add|ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 09:35 AM   #7
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 136
Country: United States
I have tried to use Autozone ones before and they did not fit right... Ended up just modifying the ones I had from a different year (different sealing boots) and they worked, fit better, and still sealed correctly.
__________________
ben98gs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 04:59 PM   #8
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Country: United States
I ended up getting the NGK wires and they fit just fine. I would have preferred to go OEM with the Sumitomo wires but you can only get them from the dealer and they would have been 2-3 times more expensive than the NGK's which I got off of Amazon for $46.
XenuVX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 05:33 PM   #9
Registered Member
 
add|ct's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 534
Country: United States
Ok, very good. I may go with them next time instead. Anyone know the life expectancy w/ the originals? I just got a new bundle of 4.
__________________
'92 Civic VX, Canadian model
add|ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 02:09 PM   #10
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by add|ct View Post
Ok, very good. I may go with them next time instead. Anyone know the life expectancy w/ the originals? I just got a new bundle of 4.
I replaced my originals because they were 18 years old but I really didn't notice any difference after replacing them. That makes me think they were still fine after all that time.

I am thinking if you have four sets of the Sumitomos you are probably set for most of this century.
__________________

XenuVX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
50 MPG ........ Chevy! shatto General Fuel Topics 23 12-07-2009 12:40 AM
Tracking Monthly Fuel Expense Taser Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 11-10-2009 12:40 AM
TDI EPA figures off? bates General Fuel Topics 14 09-15-2009 09:04 AM
Picture / data issues fbobberts Fuelly Web Support and Community News 10 07-18-2009 01:11 AM
Secondary fuel tank WorkingOnWise General Maintenance and Repair 3 05-29-2008 11:51 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.