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Old 08-20-2004, 03:46 PM   #1
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I just went out to go and check the resistances of my wires/coils. The first wire i pulled off at the plug fell apart! What a PITA! the connector was just stuck on the spark plug. This happened once before and i thought it was due to carelessness but i used extreme care this time.

All the unhappy taylor wire threads prompted me to check mine. I'm switching back to stockers for now.

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Any other unhappy customers?
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I am unhappy with all the unhappiness of the taylor wires' consumers... its amazing how they could make such poor products.. and nobody know about it until now.


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I had great wires the first time around. I think Taylor may only be having a bad run here. Just like MSD'* faulty coils last year.

They're working on the problem
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I told PYFC that I would give Taylor one more try before I ask for my money back. However, they still have not gotten back to me after they said they would "look into it" after I sent them a number of links from this site.
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Hopefully they won't turn into a company like FRAM
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If Taylor gives me a replacement set, I'll run them. Otherwise, I'm going with MSD, and ditching the stock retainer on the front valve cover. I don't like the 90 bend the wires make to hit the front 3 cylinders. My failures have been evenly split between the front and back, so it'* probably not a contributor, but It bugs me. I'll buy some aftermarket guides/retainers, and give myself some peace of mind.
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How long did your Taylors hold up for? I will wait till IF you get the MSD and see if it will last longer.. then debate whether to go stockers or follow your footsteps *more like trail of empty beer bottles* and get the MSD next year
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My first set of Taylor'* (with the old boot design) lasted over a year until one shorted out against my dipstick tube during my last trip to CA. This was really my fault. The replacement set started my problems, and the next set didn't solve them.

I would expect a good set of MSD'* or Taylors to last a LONG time. 2-3 years even for extreme conditions.
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if my stockers can run for 15 years.. then the MSD'* better be able to hold up for 300 million years, considering it probably costs GM/Pontiac $.50 to throw a set of wires on a car.


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No, the Stockers on mine were atleast 7mm, and they still read together as far as resistance. It'* higher then the 3 taylors i measured with the multimeter, but they're all within eachother nicely. I didn't do my rear wires yet, i dunno if i want to.
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