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Old 12-19-2001, 01:09 PM   #1
Robmat
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Question How do I clean my spark plug wires?

Specifically the interior of the caps that fit over the spark plugs. They are quite black after about 10k miles and the engine sometimes hesitates. Does this mean that my plug gap is off? I'm running the NGK plugs with stock wires.

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Old 12-20-2001, 01:43 AM   #2
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Maybe get a small bottle-brush, and scrub the inside of the clip? Seeing as how thats the only thing that really matters. I've never cleaned the inside of a plug wire, so I can't really say I'm an authority.
The NGKs should have been set the correct gap at the factory, and you wont need to change them for another 20K miles, so I don't really think you're gonna have a problem with the gap. If you're worried, just pull one of the plugs, and check it out.

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Old 12-20-2001, 09:44 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info! Yup, we have nice Subies. I ended up using Q-tips and a minute amount of alcohol. Seems to have worked and gotten rid of the hesitation for the time being. The fellow at Autozone told me I needed new wires

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Old 12-22-2001, 09:23 AM   #4
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Put some diletric grease in the boots too on the metal and on the Sparkplug too. It will help you be able to remove them next time and also stopps some corrosion.

http://www.scoobymods.com/mods/impreza/sparkplug.php


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Old 12-22-2001, 12:55 PM   #5
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