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Old 03-05-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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Today, I did some major work to my 1993 SE. Here is a list of what i did with the help of my dad.
  1. ●New plugs-Autolite Platinums
    ●New Front Calipers
    ●New Rotors
    ●New Fuel Filter
    ●Coming Soon-New plug wires
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Nice work!!
What are you getting for wires? If you want the best you can get at a local parts store go to NAPA and get Belden Premium wires -they'll be 8mm and will have an excellent warranty. I believe I paid $34 for mine when I got them for my old 1994 SLE back in August.
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probably valuecraft. I cant afford msd or anything. $15-25.00 is my price range. The brakes are so much better, because both calipers were sticking some, causing uneven pad wear, and caused warped rotors. I will have pics in a few days. I didnt have the digital camera.
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I completly agree with Marty, the Belden wires from NAPA are defiently the way to go. I've had no problem with them (given, Marty did put them on a few months before I bought it), and I've been putting them on customer'* cars with no complaints from anybody. They're inexpensive, and seem to be very high quality.

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EDIT: Also, what the #$%# is your signature picture Marty?
its a 1978 Dodge Diplomat 318/4 brl 727 torqueflite. read his newest edition to his sig. he made a post about it today somewhere
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I'm amazed that someone can change the plugs on these modern cars without screwing up the wires. I can't. I just automatically buy a new set with the plugs.

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i thought i was going to have pics, but, i was fishing at my neighbor'* pond when it fell out of my pocket and down to the bottom of the pond. guess that means no pics....
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I'm amazed that someone can change the plugs on these modern cars without screwing up the wires. I can't. I just automatically buy a new set with the plugs.

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The "Trick" is to wear a pair of work gloves to protect your hands from sharp objects or when you bang them into something in the engine compartment when you sharply TWIST the Boot on the Spark Plug and then give a good PULL. After you install your new plugs(hopefully AC-Delco and not Bosch) apply some di-electric grease to the inside of the spark plug boot before you snap it onto your new plug. This may make it somewhat easier to take that boot off again a few years down the road.
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Well, the spark plug change went pretty well, except one broke off still attached to the engine. Thats what my family gets for waitng until 122,000 and 13 years. It was ok though, since we could still get on the nut part of the plug. I put Autolite Platiums in there, and it is running real good.
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I'd give up my 1rst Spark Plug to be in Florida right now.

Damn, it'* cold and snowy tonight(20 degrees F and falling) and the wind.....jeez is it howling out there. And to think just yesterday it was near 60 here!
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