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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 06, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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visible arcing

i have a 69 camaro with original 307, noticed while engine running @ night while dark under the hood that i could see the spark plugs glowing a bluish color and some of my spark plug wires arcing @ times. this car still has the points ignition, would an 8mm accell wire be too much, and maybe cause this condition. the wires are new, and plugs are 7 to 8 mths old. any body ever experience this b4.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 06, 03:16 PM
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Re: visible arcing

I've seen the arcing between the wires before, but its always been because the wires were old and needed to be replaced, it was in a pretty severe case of old wires though - with new wires, I don't know why it would be doing that - Im certain smarter folks will chime in any minute.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 06, 03:28 PM
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Re: visible arcing

kinda unusual to see it, i never have, but standard resister spark plugs have a small gap inside, they certainly could glow.
You should not see any arcing off good wires.





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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 06, 12:47 AM
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Re: visible arcing

When you replaced the spark plug wires, did you also replace the boots? If you used your old ones, they might have tiny cracks in them.

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Re: visible arcing

bad wires replace em
try the accel 8.8 race wires.
cheaper wires can and will do this .
Causing some spark energy to be lost at the plugs.


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