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Two spark plug wire failures in two days?

Two spark plug wire failures in two days?
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  • Leo Dorsey
  1. What causes spark plugs to go bad quickly?
  2. What happens when spark plug wires are too close together?
  3. Why does my spark plug wire keep popping out?
  4. How often do spark plug wires go bad?
  5. What are the symptoms of a faulty spark plug?
  6. Does it matter if spark plug wires touch each other?
  7. Can you change spark plugs without changing the wires?
  8. Does changing spark plug wires improve performance?
  9. How much does it cost to fix a blown out spark plug?

What causes spark plugs to go bad quickly?

Overheating Damage: Overheating spark plugs can cause the electrode to wear faster. Pre-ignition from an improperly timed engine can cause this, as can an incorrect air to fuel ratio. Oil Contamination: If oil seeps onto the spark plug, it will foul the tip.

What happens when spark plug wires are too close together?

Routing the New Spark Plug Wires

Spacing spark plug wires too close or parallel to each other can also result in crossfiring due to the inductive field which builds up in one wire as the current flows in the other. ... Route the new spark plug wires away from the exhaust manifolds or other metal objects.

Why does my spark plug wire keep popping out?

If the plug is even slightly loose then combustion gasses will create pressure in the well and pop off the wire. There is an air pocket around the spark plug in these wells. This air heats up and expands. If the plug wire is not vented it will pop off while driving the vehicle.

How often do spark plug wires go bad?

Spark plug wires are expected to wear out eventually, often after 60,000 to 100,000 miles, though that can vary by manufacturer. They can also become faulty ahead of schedule. Oil or coolant leaks can damage ignition wires. To prevent reoccurring problems, the leaks will need to be repaired as well.

What are the symptoms of a faulty spark plug?

What are the signs your Spark Plugs are failing?

Does it matter if spark plug wires touch each other?

Never allow plug wires to touch each other or the base metal of the engine. Use non conductive plug wire looms that keep the plug wires separated by 1/2" or more. Use a good quality plug wire, (like MSD 'Red' 8.8 MM) that is designed to stop Electro-Magnetic and Radio-Frequency noise.

Can you change spark plugs without changing the wires?

It is not necessary to change the wires but it's a good idea. Here's the reason. If your spark plugs have been in the engine too long the component at the end of the plug get's oxidized over time from having such high voltage run across it to jump a gap and create a spark.

Does changing spark plug wires improve performance?

The short answer is Yes, when you replace the spark plugs and wires can increase your vehicle's performance. New spark plugs help keep your engine at its peak performance and efficiency levels. ... Worn or dirty spark plugs require higher voltage to get a strong enough spark to start a vehicle.

How much does it cost to fix a blown out spark plug?

It looks like you can get a “trained” mechanic to do an over the fender thread insert for anywhere from around $500 to nearly $1000 for the first insert and something less for the second and third insert if other plug holes need inserts at the same time.

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