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Have You Heard Of This?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5 beast, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. k5 beast

    k5 beast Registered Member

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    I was told that I can check my spark plug wires by spraying 409 or windex on them just above the valve covers. I would think that if one was grounding out on the block or valve cover, that the solution would help this, but why not just use H2O. Is it the solutes in the mix or amonia? What do you think?
     
  2. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Don't know, but wires are so cheap, I just replace the set.
     
  3. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    if your plug wires are broken and grounding somewhere else, you will QUICKLY see it without any liquid. At least in my experience. Nothing like telling someone to "fire it up" and watch tons of little lightning bolts.
     
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    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    I always watch mine at night when the engine is running. When it's real dark it's easy to see the lightning. I've had wires before that were so bad you could see the spark travel down the entire wire.
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    dark and wet is good test. and if you think thay are bad then just get sum as thay are cheeep.
     

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