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    Default Help with plug wires.. I dun f'd it.

    So I goto change my spark plugs on my 1992 sonoma 2.8 rwd and when I goto get one of the plug wires off its stuck on real good. This happened the last time I went to change my plugs/tuneup as well and low and behold, same thing as last time. The terminal ripped right out of the boot and staying firmly attached to the plug. So I shove the sob back on head over to partsource. They give me two options, the "stock" Bosch wires. Which I got last year when it happened the first time, and now causing me this pita. So I say I want the accels cause if they cost more, the MUST be better right?


    Anyways onto the point. I grabbed the ACCEL 8.8MM kit. The wires come with the plug terminal on already, but the box comes with two sets of distributor cap boots/terminals. One set is brass like in colour, the other is pewterish, much shorter and called H.E.I I belive.

    Which one do I need to use? Again my trucks a 92 2.8 rwd Sonoma.

    Thanks for the help, I can hopfully figure this out tomorrow in the light as this all started right before it got dark. But You guys are well versed in these trucks so I'm sure somone can shed some light
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    HEI is High Energy Ignition, so if you truck has an electric coil then you would go with that, otherwise the standard brass. If I am wrong someone correct me.
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    Cool Help with plug wires.. I dun fd it

    vncj96 is right.

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    may just be due to the sub 5 hours of sleep I've been getting all week with this new job, but how will I be able to tell if I have a electric coil? I belive its just a normal dis. cap with the six wires running around the outside and the one from the middle.
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    HEI on the left.............................................. .......................................Standard on the right
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    These crimpers are indispensable when creating custom plug wires

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    so how do I tell which one I need to use?
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    when installing the new wires put a little of this in the boot end to help it from seizing to the plug
    http://www.boatbandit.com/dielectric-grease-1292.aspx

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