[DML] Re: Poor ignition when wet
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[DML] Re: Poor ignition when wet



Pull a couple of wires off the plugs and see if water has been 
getting in there (you'll either see standing water or rust). They 
have to seal tight. 

I'm not familiar with the wires you mention but I've seen some come 
in here that don't seal well at all, and I've even seen the OEM ones 
installed wrong (not seated or with the lip folded over).

Check the plugs/cap/rotor too, the normal maintenance interval is 30K 
although bad plugs are not generally more sensitive to water than 
good ones.

Dave S


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cruznmd" <racuti1@...> wrote:
>
> I suspect that the time is nearing for a tune-up: Cap, rotor, plugs 
> and maybe wires. I'm running Hervey's silicone, hi-po wires vs. 
> stock Bougicord wires.
> 
> Symptoms: Car is very hard starting/non-starting if parked in heavy 
> rains. It seems as if the secondary ignition is grounding out to 
the 
> engine block instead of the plugs. 
> 
> I live in a townhouse with no garage. I routinely cover the car but 
> this isn't really enough to keep all water out of the engine bay. 
> The problem has become slowly worse over the years and I'm about 
40k 
> from my last tune-up.
> 
> Do the symptoms jive with worn ignition or am I looking at another 
> problem? What are your thoughts about dielectric grease on the plug 
> wires? Waste of time? Good idea? Do you just put it on the boots, 
or 
> along the wire or what?
> 
> Thanks,
> Rich A.
> #5335
>



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