Tune up spend or not - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-08-2005, 01:31 AM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cape May New Jersey at the Shore
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
butkus21 is on a distinguished road
Default Tune up spend or not

Hey all,
I'm gettin my 95 3800 series 2 Bonnie tuned up next week and was wondering if it was worth it to spend extra money for delco rapid fire spark plugs. Anybody use them? I was going to do it myself until I saw the back plugs, not for me. So im letting my GM dealer do it. Any other suggestions for parts, I'll spend the extra money if its worth it, or are regular platuinum plugs good enough. Also Im getting new wires too, are regualar AC delco wires ok, or should I ask them for something else there too.
Thanx...
butkus21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 01:43 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Twister97 is on a distinguished road
Default

Regular Delco wires are fine. I believe those rapid spark plugs are a good deal, but nothing wrong with OE spark plugs either to save a few bucks towards gas money
Twister97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 01:44 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, _______Canada._______ West Coast Bonneville Fest ___05,06,07 Survivor___
Posts: 8,134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSEimatt93 is on a distinguished road
Default

The OEM Delco plugs are good plugs, they generally dont last as long as the Rapid Fires..
Personally i have been running NGK'* in mine..however the Delco is an excellent choice..its really up to you, spend more, get more longevity out of the plug..as for wires, the Delco wires will be more than suitable.
SSEimatt93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 06:16 AM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
dbeast420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My reclining computer chair
Posts: 11,269
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbeast420 is on a distinguished road
Default

The back plugs aren't really that hard to do.
I did mine this weekend,just be careful when removing the plug boots. Beat up fingers hurt
dbeast420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 07:52 AM   #5
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Port Charlotte FLORIDA
Posts: 2,077
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
its840 is on a distinguished road
Default

they are not realy that hard to change! i think it took me an hr to change all the plugs and wires and took a few beer breaks inbetween.
its840 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 08:16 AM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sse1990 is on a distinguished road
Default

I agree about the rear plugs. You should try and change the plugs on my 2003 Malibu, they are a bit harder to get to, and even less room back there, now that was a PITA.


As for the plugs and wires, I agree with the above statements.
sse1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 09:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bad Axe,MI.
Posts: 1,025
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
daman is on a distinguished road
Default

Most often i use AC delco stuff, I'm running the rapped fires in my maro right now no probs.and i got oem 8mm wires on Bonnie now runs great. Like i said i always use AC
when ever i can aford it. some times kinda pricy. so like others said it'* all up to you
daman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 10:55 AM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Berkeley, IL
Posts: 1,596
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DarkShadow is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sse1990
I agree about the rear plugs. You should try and change the plugs on my 2003 Malibu, they are a bit harder to get to, and even less room back there, now that was a PITA.


As for the plugs and wires, I agree with the above statements.
3100'* are a PITA for anything

i personally have rapidfires in my bonneville and have had no probs yet, it even felt peppier going from the oem'* to rapidfires
DarkShadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 11:02 AM   #9
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

You can't 'feel' a spark plug unless your old ones were in need of replacement. A spark plug can restore lost power, but isn't a performance mod in and of themselves.

NGK makes the AC Delco plugs.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 01:30 PM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Berkeley, IL
Posts: 1,596
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DarkShadow is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
You can't 'feel' a spark plug unless your old ones were in need of replacement. A spark plug can restore lost power, but isn't a performance mod in and of themselves.

NGK makes the AC Delco plugs.
the old ones were _way_ beyond theyre change interval (not my fault *points to the old owner of the engine* blame him!)
DarkShadow is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
not good. NOT GOOD. (hit and run, not bad-BAD, but not good) repinS General GM Chat 13 11-26-2004 11:35 AM
Need biased opions on haw to spend my money 01airstrike 2000-2005 4 08-06-2003 09:51 PM
New guy, help me spend my money!!! TaylorD 2000-2005 14 07-29-2003 08:18 PM
do it yourself and spend no money mods? 95naSTA Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 18 04-28-2003 12:27 AM
Where to spend $2000 DrJay Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 9 04-02-2003 03:32 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.