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Thread: Plug Wires
09-05-2011, 02:53 PM #1
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- WA State
So I went to pull off the spark plug wires to change out the 80K plugs originally in there and the wire, boot, heatshield, and coil shaped spring came off, but not the spade shaped connector because it was stuck on the plug. Is this normal, is the connector supposed to separate like that ? Can I just remove the connector from the plug, replace the plug, and then put the connector back on the plug then put the wire assembly pushed back on ? I noticed the heatshield has that spring in there, why ? Should I just fork out some more cash for a new set of wires and should I re-use those heatshields ? What brands of plug wires do you recommend ? I have the Bosch Platinum +2 plugs, what are your opinions of those ? Any help would be great, Thanks.
09-05-2011, 07:15 PM #2
Welcome to the club. As many on this site can tell you GM's like A/C Delco plugs. They don't like any Bosch plugs. Also what year truck, model and motor do you have??:cool:
2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
Weather Tech floor mats
Cover-Craft seat covers
Dash mat cover
Formula One window tint
One black Lab in rear seat.
09-05-2011, 07:25 PM #3
5.3 l 3.73 l G80
BLACK BEAR CUSTOM TUNE
SNUGTOP l COLORMATCH l KATZKIN
09-06-2011, 01:10 AM #4
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Sorry to keep ahold of the info everyboby. It's an '01 Tahoe LT 4x4 with the 5.3. I picked it up for the wife last year and she loves it. I love it as well just because it doesn't come with a $500 plus payment each month. good truck, just trying to work out a few bugs and not go broke like the Feds. Thanks.
09-06-2011, 07:10 AM #5
Get some new wires. The Bosch plugs are garbage, especially the +2 and +4. Get some AC Delco Iridium/Platinum. Gap them at .040".When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
09-06-2011, 09:37 AM #6
For your 2001" Tahoe with the 5.3 liter, you want the A/C Delco Iridium Tip Spark Plugs......They are Gaped at.....0.40 during Manufacturing, Carefully Check to see if they are Gaped Correctly at (0.40), but if the Gap is off, Do Not Attempt to Re-Gap Them......and the reason is the Iridium Tip can be easily Damaged.....take them back and get a new set.
Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 09-10-2011 at 03:30 PM. Reason: Added Infor.
09-06-2011, 11:21 AM #7
I went to my local Napa and got their Denso wires, very pleased with themObjects in mirror are losing
2003 Chevy Silverado Z71, 5.3L, K&N 57 series, 2.5'' Flowmaster Super 10 series dual exhaust , Corvette Servo, McNew Automotive Dyno tune, SS gauge cluster, Extang Trifecta Tonneau, Pacesetter shorty headers, Goodmark cowl hood, Sony Xplod speakers, Kenwood DDX-470 exhaust tips, 16" Ultra Badlands polished wheels, Pirelli Scorpion ATR .
09-07-2011, 12:44 PM #8
get new wires, you will be better off, if you are changing the plugs you might as well do the wires too. I just got some from summit racing, pretty cheap and they are 8mm99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
Hypertech III, K&N, true dual
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