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Need plug & wire information. (search already done)
Posted 22 June 2004 - 09:20 PM
I have a 2000 Forester, which obviously has the 2.5L 4-cyl.
This morning, which was very damp, I had some hesitation and bucking on acceleration, which went away once the car had been running for a while, so I'm guessing the wires had absorbed some moisture and then the engine heat "baked" the moisture out after about 10 min.
Seein' as how I have almost 54,000 miles and (as far as I know, the original plugs & wires... Well, you get the picture.
I need to know what to buy, because I don't want to get bent over at the dealership.
Here are the questions:
1) These APPEAR, at a cursory glance, to be ordinary plug wires, as opposed to some fancy resistor thing. Is that true?
2) Any particular wire brand happen to have gained a reputation for being good? This isn't a hot-rod, and I don't need some kind of fancy plug wires. I just want to buy good quality, stock-type wires.
3) What plugs seem to work well in our cars? I see a number of people like NGK, which I do as well. Are they good? What part number NGK's?
4) What gap should they be set at?
5) Other than plugs & wires, are there any other tune-up items I should hit at this time?
I guess that's about it for now.
Posted 22 June 2004 - 09:38 PM
I replace my plugs once a year and wires every two years. Oh yea and don't forget to put anti seize compound on the spark plug threads.
91 Legacy LS 2.2
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