Plug wires - Fuelly Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-28-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
zpiloto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,225
Country: United States
Plug wires

Any body need to change their plug wires and want to try these.
http://www.lubedev.com/smartgas/approach.htm

Didn't have a lot of time to look but did a quick google search and could not find anything on them. Looks interesting.
__________________

zpiloto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2006, 07:58 PM   #2
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
Eh, I don't see the theory for it anywhere, plus I tend to distrust that site in the slightest sense, so without theory (Which the site usually has) I'll say meh for now.
__________________

SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 07:43 AM   #3
Registered Member
 
95metro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 498
Country: United States
I keep meaning to do a resistance test on old wires compared to new wires, but I still haven't bought the new wires and I have no idea how old the wires in my car are so it wouldn't be a seriously definitive test.

I can't imagine that they seriously degrade as much as wire suppliers would have us believe. Wouldn't wiring in houses be constantly degrading as well and need replacing much sooner than 40+ years?
__________________
95metro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 07:45 AM   #4
Registered Member
 
zpiloto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,225
Country: United States
I agree. I know what the acetone did for me. Wish I could find some info on the wires. Even if it did 25% of what professed it be good.
zpiloto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 07:52 AM   #5
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
People at my shop complain that any more they don't make cars to be durable, they make them to break so that you have to buy a new one...mehbe the same conspiracy theory applies here,

But on a serious note, I do believe plug wires will eventually go bad, but I think that's more a function of the fact that they really get juiced hard, fast, and often.
SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 07:57 AM   #6
Registered Member
 
95metro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 498
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by SVOboy
But on a serious note, I do believe plug wires will eventually go bad, but I think that's more a function of the fact that they really get juiced hard, fast, and often.
True. They are in a constant "on-off-on-off" function and this tends to be harder on electrical components than always on.
__________________
95metro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 09:51 AM   #7
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 78
Country: United States
Most spark plug wires are NOT really wires! The insides have carbon and some fibers around them then the silicon. the more you move them or they are vibrated, the more the carbon can separate and resistance goes up. That's why performance wires are spiral core which as the name implies has a stainless steel wire wrapped in a spiral then several layers of silicon.
__________________
Kevin A Thornton
KAT Automotive
For Speed Equipment, Nitrous Express
katman@everestkc.net

For AMSOIL products
http://www.lubedealer.com/kat

For Herbs from the Amazon
http://www.168336.amazonherb.net
GasSavers_katman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 09:58 AM   #8
Registered Member
 
95metro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 498
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by katman
Most spark plug wires are NOT really wires!
Thanks katman! I didn't know any of that at all. Guess I'll have to cut one open and take a peek one of these days.
__________________
95metro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 08:28 PM   #9
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_Ryland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,325
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to GasSavers_Ryland
wire core's

Plug wires are carbon core because they are resister wires, if they were lower resistance, like pure copper, you would hear your engine running everytime you turned on anything electronic, like your radio, that is part of why older motorcycles still used copper stranded plug wires.
it is commen for the insulation to be the first part to wear out, it gets cracks and you get arcing, that is why you can tell when you need new plug wires by when your car runs poorly in the rain, and if you look at your running engine at night, and see arcing, you need new wires.
if your house wiring was exposed to heat, oil, water and grit, you might have to replace it every few years because the insulation would degrade to much.
GasSavers_Ryland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 12:07 AM   #10
Registered Member
 
Compaq888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,460
Country: United States
I changed most of my ignition components it looks like it improved my mileage a bit. I changed the spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, distributor rotor. I hate bosch stuff, my plugs and wires are now NGK, it's much better quality than bosch.
__________________

__________________

Compaq888 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
US / metric switching problems gory Fuelly Web Support and Community News 4 01-24-2011 03:04 AM
List of Fuel Efficient Cars kickflipjr General Fuel Topics 15 06-13-2010 12:26 PM
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
How to check spark plug wires. CruiseControl General Fuel Topics 3 12-23-2005 11:54 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:20 AM.


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