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Re: Dielectric paste is for ???

Mike Aiello wrote:
> I've been told dielectric paste should be used to:
> 1)apply metal to metal to improve elect. contact between spark plug 
>   tip and ign wire.
> 2)apply only to the rubber portion of plug wire boot to keep it from 
> sticking to the porcelain part of spark plug
> 3)use on both above
> Can anyone definatively clarify its true purpose?

Dielectrics, by definition, are good electrical insulators so:

1) Do NOT use it to improve electrical contacts.
2) DO use it between the spark plug ceramic and the boot to keep it
   from sticking and minimize current leakage.

Luis Marques
'87 4kq