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Old 06-22-2004, 11:48 PM   #1
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i got some autolite 8.5 mm wires and autolite double platinum plugs... $57 total.

did i do good?

i only got the front three installed today
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maybe u will find out soon wont u
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You did fine. Not the best poilicy to change out only 1 side but I can tell your anxious and needed a quick fix :P
Now get out there and finnish up, only 20 minutes more for a complete job
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HA took me over an hour to do the front three

but im learnign....
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yea it took me a good 2-3 hours on my first time changing out the wires and plugs last saturday....after i did mine i changed out the ones on my dads ssei too so by the end of that i was a pro heheh maybe
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Yeah, them old plug wires can get kinda sticky. And if you got big hands, like me, it'* hard to find room to work in the back...
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Hate to tell you this, but:

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Copper plugs are recommended for forced induction. I know platinum is a problem, not sure about the Irridiums.
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GM puts them in, but some performance shops don't reccommend it. The platinum doesn't react in the hotter environments very well. Discount plugs don't either. Your SC can increase cylinder head temps BY 135F. That'* why
Our supercharged 3800'* don't like platinums.

Look into these:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ssei+platinums

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ssei+platinums
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im going ot eat my own *** out.....! i just put the back three in tonight... took hour and half. ANYOEN else have little heat sheild things around their back plugs??!!! ahhhh i hated those...

i remember asking what kind to get but got no feedback.

the guy at checker told me double platinum will work well (even asked me if i had a supercharger) and to not get bosch. so i fugured he knew what he was talkign about..

what are the main DIFFS between platinuma nd copper then?

and goign from 8 mm to 8.5, what will i notice?
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ac delco platinums
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your stock plugs were platinum so these will probably be ok. The Bosch platinums have hiccups in some of our cars so thats why they are not recommended. Copper is best for power but if your not into that or dont want to change your plugs every 6 months you did fine.
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