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Old 11-05-2007, 01:17 AM   #1
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Hey, I'd like some new parts for my engine bay in my 94 SSEi. Here'* a list:

1. Hotter ignition coils. I don't get much of a kick, but I think it used to be better. I put mine on an LG3, and that engine ran more smoothly, but it didn't have as much low end torque. In case that'* completely scientifically unfounded, I remember mine are those cheap Duralast coils, and I'm trying to un-Auto Zone my car as much as possible.

2. Plug wires. Mine were $18.99 a year ago, and I think I can benefit from some thicker wires. If I were to go with Belden wires, is there anything for me to consider? I probably am asking if someone has found some shorter wires meant for another car that work better or something along those lines.

3. Fuel injectors. The previous owner had my engine rebuilt., and I have some black fuel injectors with purple tops. This same color scheme I've seen on my 99 SLE, and I think I may have improper injectors. How do I tell what type of fuel injectors I have?

4. Unnecessary wire removal. I have no headlight washers, so I'd like to remove the stuff that is there for the headlight washer pump, as much wiring as humanly possible that delivers current to the pump, and so on. I've gotten most of the tubing for the washers, though. Is it as easy as removing any wires that lead to the headlight washer pump?

I'll probably come up with more, like cleaning up the engine bay in other areas, but for right now I'm mostly concerned with the first 3 topics. Thanks a lot!
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1. Series 2 coils would be slightly hotter and not overly expensive. IIRC they are about $20 at Advance for new and less at the junkyards.

2. Beldens are a good wire, as well as AC Delco'*. My preference is the Delcos because you don't need a slip or box when using a warranty at the Advance stores which most likely applies to all in the PartsAmerica chain. Napa wanted both box and receipt to return Belden'* for TJ'sblackbonne when he needed to use the warranty.

3. See if you can read the part number off an injector. That should help to identify them. Pics are also a great help.

4. You could swap to a smaller washer tank and remove the pump. On the wiring, that is usually well wrapped in tape and wire loom with the rest of the harness. It may be more work than it'* worth to remove it.
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That'* great news! I recently found a S2 L67 in a Riviera, and I think I may have to take those coils! Is this the part for which the blue bottom is a good thing?

Thanks for the further explanation of the plug wires, and I'm glad I now know the reason people pay more for AC D. Also, regardless of the warranty, are there other wires you recommend? How are MSD and Accel?

I'll get some pictures tomorrow of my fuel injectors. Isn't there a place some people here know about that'll revitalize and tune injectors?

I got the smaller windshield washer tank from the Cadillac from which I bought my current wheels. Though I had to buy the wheels, I got the tank for free. That'* pretty cool. Even though I don't have the pump, I have the sensor and power plugs for the larger tank, and they're just hanging around. That'* what I'd like to take care of. Perhaps I could rewire this to power something else, like some dancing robots or the formerly debated "other fluid" shooting out elsewhere.
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