- 1 Can you make your own spark plug wires?
- 2 Can you use copper core wires with electronic ignition?
- 3 Does it matter what spark plug wires you use?
- 4 How do you know which spark plug wire goes where?
- 5 What happens if you mix up spark plug wires?
- 6 Does changing spark plug wires improve performance?
- 7 Why do ignition wires have resistance?
- 8 Why do spark plug wires have high resistance?
- 9 How can you tell if you have solid core spark plug wires?
- 10 What is the difference between 7mm and 8mm spark plug wires?
- 11 What are the signs of a bad spark plug wire?
- 12 Can spark plug wires add horsepower?
- 13 Where is number 1 on a distributor cap?
- 14 What happens if you put the wrong spark plugs in?
- 15 What precautions must be observed when routing ignition wires?
Can you make your own spark plug wires?
Choose boots and terminals that will fit, or save your existing boots for the factory look. Work one wire at a time. The good news is that making your own set of spark plug wires is relatively easy, and you can even reuse the old boots if they’re not disintegrated.
Can you use copper core wires with electronic ignition?
You cannot use solid core (typically copper ) spark plug wires with this product. Solid core wires do not suppress electro magnetic interference (EMI) which will interfere with electronics in this product.
Does it matter what spark plug wires you use?
Does size matter? For overall spark transfer, not necessarily. However, thicker wires, like these Moroso Super Max II 11mm wires, can provide added RFI suppression and insulation. That’s why it’s important to select a good quality set of spark plug ignition wires to deliver juice to your spark plugs.
How do you know which spark plug wire goes where?
How to Find Out Which Spark Plug Wire Goes to Which Cylinder
- Obtain the firing order for your vehicle. You can find the firing order in your vehicle’s owner’s manual or in a repair manual for your specific vehicle.
- Find the cylinder numbering.
- Number the terminals on the distributor.
- Route the No. 1 wire to the No. 1 terminal.
What happens if you mix up spark plug wires?
What is even more imperative than matching cable length is that you do not mix up the order of the spark plug wires. Improper installation of these wires can result in poor combustion or misfiring of the cylinder, which will cause drivability issues and potentially severe damage to the engine.
Does changing spark plug wires improve performance?
The short answer is Yes, when you replace the spark plugs and wires can increase your vehicle’s performance. New spark plugs help keep your engine at its peak performance and efficiency levels. Worn or dirty spark plugs require higher voltage to get a strong enough spark to start a vehicle.
Why do ignition wires have resistance?
The resistance of many wires is measured in ohms per foot. Lower resistance means more of the ignition coils energy is going towards bridging the gap or the spark plug. That hotter spark can create a more even burn of the fuel/air mixture in the cylinder, and thus, more power output from the engine.
Why do spark plug wires have high resistance?
Spark plug wires have an outer insulation several times thicker than the conductor, made of a very flexible and heat-resistant material such as silicone or EPDM rubber. The thick insulation prevents arcing from the cable to an earthed engine component.
How can you tell if you have solid core spark plug wires?
There’s more to a plug wire than the color of its skin. The only way to accurately tell one type of wire from another is to go beneath its skin to reveal its core construction. Basically, there are three main types of ignition wire: solid – core, carbon-suppression, and spiral-wound.
What is the difference between 7mm and 8mm spark plug wires?
The only difference between a 7mm wire and an 8mm wire it an extra millimeter of insulation. Makes no difference whether you run 7mm or 8mm. Thicker insulation is helpful when you need higher voltage to fire the plugs – like adding a blower, turbo or nitrous, and with very high compression ratios.
What are the signs of a bad spark plug wire?
Common signs of failing spark plug wires include a decrease in power, acceleration, and fuel efficiency. In addition, the engine light coming on or visible damange to the cables can be signs of a failing wire.
Can spark plug wires add horsepower?
In short, yes, in some situations spark plugs can increase horsepower. These ‘massive’ gains of one or two per cent generally won’t be exceeded, even if you’re replacing really old and worn spark plugs for new ones. In this case, your essentially just restoring your car back to its peak performance.
Where is number 1 on a distributor cap?
The surest method to find number one is to remove the 5-8 rocker cover. Turn the engine over by hand, until you notice number six valves are on the rock, exhaust just closing and intake opening. Number one will now be in firing position and the rotor will be pointing to number one on the distributor cap.
What happens if you put the wrong spark plugs in?
If the electrodes are broken off or flattened, it is likely that the wrong spark plugs are installed. A spark plug that is too long can cause extensive damage to your engine while a short spark plug can cause poor gas mileage and spark plug fouling.
What precautions must be observed when routing ignition wires?
Keep these 8 safety precautions in mind when working with ignition systems.
- Always wear OSHA-approved safety glasses when.
- When working on any ignition system when the.
- Never use your hands to pull high-tension wires.
- When replacing parts or doing other work on the.
- Always use the correct tools when working on.