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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 08-14-2007, 12:22 AM   #11
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Its not normal.
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Whatever you do don't buy Accel coils.

For wires, head to Napa and get the Belden Premiums. It should be less than 40 bucks and they come with a lifetime warranty.
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It seems they are cracked I can see the blue glow of what'* happening inside them at the base.

Is it normal to look at the base of the coil packs in darkness and see any blue light?

By the way, can someone tell me HOW to take the plastic cover off the engine? You have to remove the oil fill spout somehow after taking off the cap?
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On an NA engine you twist off the extension tube just like you do the oil cap and the cover will lift off.

On A Supercharged engine, there is a platic nut you need to take off first. Its right on top, middle of the engine. You can't miss it.
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I'm glad you found your issue. Usually hesitation an sputtering is a sign of an ignition problem. And it can be intermittent which explains why it went a way for a short time.

FWIW, a 1/2 quart of oil added to a pan that already has 5 quarts in it will probably only raise the level 3/4 of an inch. It'* definitely not enough to cause issues.
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Standing in front of the car, you twist the oil filler spout counterclockwise to remove it after taking the cap off? I'm afraid of breaking this...
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Yes, it'* like taking the cap off.
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Yes..the cover is held down by it and merely turning it counter clockwise will remove it from the valve cover.

On the wires..
Belden, Autolite Professionals and AC Delco (last two at Advance Auto) are all lifetime wires. Recently I found out that Napa expects you to keep the box and receipt if you plan to have them make good on the lifetime replacement. Advance logs your phone number into their computer system for the warranty.
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It seems they are cracked I can see the blue glow of what'* happening inside them at the base.

Is it normal to look at the base of the coil packs in darkness and see any blue light?
As Popatim mentioned above, "No it is not normal." to see blue sparking/arcing at your coils. You do need to pull those coils and inspect them. You will probably find that at least one of them is cracked. This would also be the time to clean the coil connections.
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I bought plug wires today but I don't know how to get the wires OFF the plugs they have a metal sleave on them? It seems you can't just pull them off like the old days! How do you get them off? I'm leaning towards paying someone to do it.

Far as replacing a coil, are the two nuts securing the coils 8mm? If I take those nuts off it just comes right out and the new one can be slipped in place?
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