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Old 09-27-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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When is it time to change rotor cap plugs and wires

Hi,
Just wondering when I should change the spark plugs wires and rotor cap? I just changed the spark plugs today and properly gapped them .044..

I think I might as well just swap the wires and the rotor cap and the fuel filter...where is the fuel filter located?

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Old 09-27-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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I'd pull the distributer cap and look at the electrode on the end of the rotor and the "contacts" on the inside the distributer cap. When they are bad is when these contacts are corroded to hell. You can try gently cleaning them with a wire brush if you want to save some $, or replace cap and rotor.

Wires are not as easy to tell when they are bad. I replace them when the insulation starts looking like it is hardening and cracking.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:48 PM   #3
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I think im just going to do it all for peace of mind
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:48 PM   #4
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plug wires are somewhat more important than plugs accually... should replace plugs wires, rotor, and cap every 60k. not sure on the fuel filter but im sure if you searched online you could find it.
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My last car had a disty... I replaced the rotor and cap when the contact points were scorched and bits were missing. If it's just carbon on there - hot soapy water and a scotch brite pad Just be sure to let it completely air dry before reinstalling

Wires...
I replaced them when the resistance gets too high... 5K ohms per foot (less is better) was my max threshold.

Plugs...
I'm anal about them... I replace once a year and regap every 6months... At least I did on my last car... My new car requires a special tool to pull the plugs - so I haven't gotten too doing that yet...
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