plug wire issue

Brett Dikeman brett at
Tue May 23 12:27:32 EDT 2006

On May 20, 2006, at 2:52 PM, Phil Rose wrote:

> That, sadly, is an old, old problem often mentioned on this
> list...and  is why no one (with a 3B) should try to order the Bosch
> wires. The "specified" Bosch part #  for 3B wires is consistently not
> the correct size for the 3B. You can't fight city hall...or Bosch's
> teutonic rigidity.
> There are various alternatives that people have used--I believe
> Magnecor sells a set that works in the 3B, and last time I checked
> there was a set (Beru?) available from Blau (which is the option I
> took).

I heartily recommend the Magnecor wires; not for any "performance"  
reasons, but because they are a fraction of the cost of Bosch wires,  
and near as I can tell....never go bad.  I think I have close to  
80,000 miles on mine at the moment.  I clean the contacts on both  
ends every 10-15k or so, and I would check the resistance on  
them...never changed, so I stopped doing it.

What's factory spec on new and "replace" in terms of ohms?  Does  
anyone remember off the top of their head? I can check the wires  


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