What is the life expectancy of a set of plug wires??

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by The Shape, Dec 29, 2003.


  1. The Shape

    The Shape Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2002
    Messages:
    2,249
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    49
    Location:
    East ARKANSAS Delta
    I have a set of motosport wires right now. Just wondering how long they should last on average?
     
    #1
  2. 88stangmangt

    88stangmangt New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2003
    Messages:
    2,342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Stafford,VA
    hard to tell i would change them every 30-45k
     
    #2
  3. ponyboy19

    ponyboy19 Founding Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2000
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    depends how long before they touch the headers :)

    30-45k sounds about right
     
    #3
  4. jerry beach

    jerry beach Founding Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Ocala,FL
    Depends alot on how hot your coil is. I had an olds with DIS, you know the 3 coil packs? It ate a good set of wires once a year. When you see a light show under the hood at night, its time. You can measure resistance per foot and check specs to see if they are within tolerance, but I have not done that. I have found big differences, checking the difference in resistance from one brand to another. I chose wires of the same length and found the wires I took off my car to be quite a bit better than the ones I'm running. :bang:
     
    #4
  5. The Shape

    The Shape Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2002
    Messages:
    2,249
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    49
    Location:
    East ARKANSAS Delta
    I have the accel coil (the TFI replacement coil not the old coke can style) think it is strong enough to make a difference.
     
    #5
  6. jerry beach

    jerry beach Founding Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Ocala,FL
    Maybe. Look for the light show at night. Mist them with a little water from a spray bottle to simulate high humidity. Check resistance per ft on them and the ones you are thinking about buying. :lol:
     
    #6
  7. The Shape

    The Shape Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2002
    Messages:
    2,249
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    49
    Location:
    East ARKANSAS Delta
    I take it you are not very pleased with your recent plug wire purchase. What brand did you buy so I will not get the same :D ?
     
    #7
  8. jerry beach

    jerry beach Founding Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Ocala,FL
    They are Bosch, best quality they had at Discount. They work fine, had them for years now, but the old ones I have are better. They are Packard 8mm, never heard of them and they were on it when I got it 3 yrs ago. I replaced them along with alot of things trying to repair a part throttle pop in the intake. Turned out to be crappy GP Sorenson injectors. :D
     
    #8

Share This Page