Re: [DML] Spark plug boot hopping
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Re: [DML] Spark plug boot hopping



You may have a loose spark plug that the technician forgot to tighten. The 
popping would be the compressed gases forcing the rubber boot up and down. 
Do not continue to drive the car in this condition. If the plug is loose in 
the hole it will wear the threads in the head by the constant motion from 
the compression in the cylinder. If the spark plug IS tight I have heard of 
plugs leaking past the ceramic. You may have to replace the plug if this is 
the case.

Dave Sontos
vin 02573
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From: "delorean_3" <delorean3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 8:12 AM
Subject: [DML] Spark plug boot hopping


> All,
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> This weekend I replaced my old fuel lines with Hervey's stainless
> ones.  After a little trial and error, I was able to find and eliminate
> all the leaks around the distributor top.  When I started it to check
> for any leaks, I kept hearing a popping sound coming out of the engine
> compartment that I hadn't heard before.  After quite a bit of searching
> I finally found the sound.  Apparantly, the middle spark plug boot on
> the left side was hopping up and down making a popping sound.  The
> spark plugs were replaced about two weeks ago, but I am almost positive
> they were tightened down to specification.  My question is first off,
> what would be causing this? and is it harmful to my engine if I don't
> get it remedied right away?  Thanks in advance for any help.
>
> Jack
> VIN 2728
> Laurel, MD
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