Okay, I know these are cheap-o plugs, but they were unopened in the trunk (605'*) and I checked and these will go in 96 3800 II. Still had the original AC Delco plugs (133K miles) so I had half an hour last night to make a quick change. I swapped the plugs to see if I could notice a difference.
Don't like what I feel. Plus the check engine light came on!!!
Are these plugs that bad? Or could it be I didn't fasten the spark plug wires back on good enough (or maybe there'* a trick to it I don't know about)? Also, I didn't use any of that lubricant for the wires, but I don't think that would cause this. Sooo, I'm going to swap em back out tonight, but buy some AC Delco Platinums.
Here'* the thing that'* bothering me (the funny part). While I was inside, my son started the car when plug #6 was out.
Says he wanted to see if it made any difference/what it would sound like missing a plug.
I think it was for only a second or two....I think the only damage was maybe some gas shot out where the plug was......but I'm also thinking this may have been what triggered the Check Engine Light. Thoughts? Deathrat? Wren?
Also...what should I do to my son?