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? on Spark plugs, distibutor cap/rotor

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by socal chevy, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. socal chevy

    socal chevy 1/2 ton status

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    Just checked my plugs and they are pretty crusty. Need to replace them and the distributor cap/rotor. Where can I purchase these items? KRAGEN? and what brand would you all recommend?
     
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    any parts store should carry them, as to what brand, i think the general consensus is the ac delco plugs are best. dunno about the cap and rotor, maybe ac delco as well, i do know several that have an accel cap and rotor with good results, but i dont think its anything you would notice.
     
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    Just get what ever cap/rotor yer local parts store has. Get delco plugs, unless you want to spend some $$ and get some platinum/iridium plugs.
     
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    personally i'm a far of Borg-Warner tune up parts.
     
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    any parts store, they all have those
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Just be advised that most parts store carry a "bargain" line and a "premium" line of ignition components. The extra few bucks for the premium stuff is money well-spent, IMHO.BTW, if you're gonna do the cap/rotor and the plugs, yoiu may as well throw a fresh set of wires on too.
     
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    if you're getting wires, id recomend ac delcos, as they will fit perfectly and be correct legnth
     
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    Thank you for all the help! :waytogo: :truck:
     
  9. diesel4me

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    use good stuff

    I'd use AC plugs,Standard Ignition "Blue Streak" cap with brass inserts for the plug wires,and a name brand set of plug wires,avoid the cheap 20 dollar ones,they are junk right out of the box in many cases I've seen--I have bought AC Delco wires at a GM dealer for 25 bucks that are very good quality,and even have the cylinder numbers printed on them!(a nice feature to help install them,and identify which cylinder it is your dealing with)..I use wix filters on my trucks,or AC Delco,I think cheap oil filters are a waste of time and cash...

    I'd avoid any platinum plugs(Bosch seem to be the pits in my experience) and the "bargain brand" of caps and rotors..seen lots of them fail early--you get what you pay for most of the time!..:crazy:
     
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    I'll 2nd Standard Ignition's Blue Streak.

    Autozone's, "PREMIUM" line of cap/rotors is the same as Carquest's cheapy line.

    Go for the good stuff!!!!!

    All blue streak stuff has a part number ending in "X"
     

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