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[350] Best sparkies and leads for my 215i

Discussion in 'V8 Development and Modification' started by shanhsv, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. shanhsv

    shanhsv Luvo

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    My 215i senator is just about to hit 400,000k's so im gonna do a big service on it. Whats the best sparkies and leads for it, its completely stock and I have no plans on working the motor.
     
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    Delco plugs and factory leads should do the job just fine
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    I've had good results with the Bosch OEM type leads. I use the LPG specific leads because LPG is harder on ignition systems and if they work with LPG then on a standard engine they will be sweet. Previous to that I had used eagle 9mm leads but had a number of ignition issues. The Bosch leads solved my issues.

    I've use NGK and Champion plugs. OEM plugs are good also.
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    You will notice bugger all difference between them. I used Eagle 10.5mm leads but am not real happy with them. Only reason I went to 10.5 is the extra heat protection really. Spark plugs I just use whatever is available.
     
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    so it doesn't really matter, sweet, if the expensive isn't really needed then fark it
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    The issue I had was that after a while the car started to develop a miss and multiple sets of eagle leads had the same issue. Bosch leads were fitted and the miss didn't return.

    In terms of performance I don't think you will notice a difference either.

    IF heat protection is an issue then go for something like this Black 1200° Spark Plug Wire Boots Heat Shield Protector Sleeve SBC BBC 350 454 | eBay
     
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    In saying that though I will be getting a set of top gun 10.5mm leads to trial in the next couple months. Love the look of spark plug leads as thick as battery cables :p
     
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    It doesn't really matter what you use as long as they aren't top gun leads, they're junk.
     
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    Well glad you spoke up before I spent the money on them. Funny how the big dollar leads are junk.
     
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    Care to elaborate? The Top Gun 10mm that came with my (second-hand) kit have outlasted anything else I've ever had before. In total they have 30k and 2 years from me and about 3 years and 60k from Josh. Still pushing out low resistance high voltage spark.
     
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    I'm also curious about it.
     
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    I've always used ngk leads, pretty much because I've been able to find them cheap. Last time I got a pretty good price on the set of leads and plugs (~70 online).

    Since ngk are one of the best known plug manufacturers I have the same confidence in their leads as I have in their plugs. Never had a problem.

    I've used top gun leads too, they didn't seem to fit quite as snug as the ngk leads and weren't as aesthetically pleasing but they still worked fine
     
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    Top gun 10mm are tight fit on small dizzy cap. But do look good n had no probs with them. Been on engine 5 years still look new.
    If you want fat leads get the 14mm lol
     
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    Top gun leads are absolute crap

    I'm running MSD 6al and a Ss blaster coil so it's got a fer wack of spark

    I had a set when I first got my car goin and they lasted 800km then when running at night I noticed the no.2 cyilendar was jumping from between the lead and where it's pushed Into the spark plug boot to the dip stick tube and I think it was no.7 would sometimes blow sparks to the extractor again out the where the lead goes into the spark plug boot

    So I got a second set and replaced them ones and continued on my way as I though I must just have a dodgie set

    With 1000km of first purchase so bearly 200km later the coil lead end on the dizzy melted along with the dizzy cap and yes it was on there properly as I constently checked as this was when car was only just getting started

    It farked every thing, new dizzy new leads

    Along with buying MSD super conductor leads I inspected both to compare

    Top guns had a piss ant tiny wire inside it surrounded but mass amounts of rubber where the MSD had at least 2 times bigger cable inside them despite been 8.5mm to top guns 10.5mm
     

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