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Re: Problem w/ Bosch Plug Wires

Hi All,

Can't help but throw in something silly here.  Do you know why the plugs
have the screw on caps that, as long as I can remember, have been discarded?
Spark plug wires had ring connectors at one time and the caps were used to
fasten them to the plugs.  Talk about backward compatibility.  I wonder if
any of the old spark plug wires still exist?  Says a lot about the progress
in the design of plugs, but they must be concentrating on the electrode end,
where there have been a few changes, marginally beneficial.

My .02.


Jim Jordan
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> Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 00:46:16 -0600
> From: "Daniel Hussey" <dan_hussey@email.msn.com>
> Subject: Re: Problem w/ Bosch Plug Wires
> Alan,
> You need to unscrew those little caps on the plugs before you put on the
> plug wires!  That's why they aren't fitting.  You don't need them on that
> car.  They are needed to fit on some, but not our Audis (as far
> as I know).
> I always remove them and plug wires will fit fine!  BTW, I used the Beru
> plug wires from Blau last time and they are really nice!  I just got the
> whole shabang Tune Up Kit for $90 or whatever.  Not a bad deal.
> Also, not a bad idea to throw a little dielectric grease on the contacts
> before plugging up the new wires, especially with winter here.
> Later,
> Dan
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