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Old 09-21-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
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What kind of tool do I need to remove a spark plug?

Whats the gapping I should use?

What wires should I use?

What plug should I go with?

And this really doesnt add power does it?

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What kind of tool do I need to remove a spark plug?

Whats the gapping I should use?

What wires should I use?

What plug should I go with?

And this really doesnt add power does it?

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5/8 spark plug socket

Beldin( I think it is, Napa sells them ) or Autolite Professional( Advance Auto Parts sells them )

AC Delco or NGK TR55

Unless you have a bad coil, you are better off sticking with the stockers... There are a few here that can answer the coil debate for you..

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The MSD coils will add a smoother idle and snappier mid-range response on any car OTHER than a 97 or newer GTP or SSEi, whose stock coils are already a bit hotter.

Less than 5hp, and you'll only feel it if you are REALLY in tune with your car.

Gap at .060" if you run a stock plug and SC pulley.
Gap at .055" if you run one heatrange colder with a smaller pulley.

Read "Tech Talk with NGK" in Techinfo for more information.
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Alright so Im going to order some parts in a few

WIllren I noticed you have the coils, is it as simple as unscrewing the onld one and putting the new one in?
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Yes, that simple. 2 screws per coil. It took me a tad longer as mine were run through a slight laser modification first:

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Ordered new plugs,wires and ignition coil

Just wondering what plugs came stock with the bonneville, the ones I have now look pretty old.
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So, the ignition coil, all you got to do is unscrew then screw back in? No splicing wires or anything like that?
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Hey I got my Coils today and its all the same item # (8224) and the coils dont have numbers on them like yours bill.

Is that normal? Just want to know before I put them in
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The MSD coils will add a smoother idle and snappier mid-range response on any car OTHER than a 97 or newer GTP or SSEi, whose stock coils are already a bit hotter.

Less than 5hp, and you'll only feel it if you are REALLY in tune with your car.

Gap at .060" if you run a stock plug and SC pulley.
Gap at .055" if you run one heatrange colder with a smaller pulley.

Read "Tech Talk with NGK" in Techinfo for more information.
Replacement coils for a 1994 Bonne SE and a 1997 and 1999 GTP are the SAME part Number at Autozone what gives?
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