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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject:  BWD wires and Champion double platnum Reply with quote

Well I bought BWD select wires for my impala last night. I am thinking that I messed up there. During the installation I have already had one of the crimped on plug ends inside the boot come off. Wow were yall right about those back wires being a @#%$.
I went ahead and bought a $9 plug boot puller from autozone to help out. The first plug that I had been working on for over a hour came out in less than a minute with them. Then the curved end broke off the puller. Exchanged it and tried the 2nd plug. New puller broke... found that the curved end was light metal tack welded to the bottom and dunked to cover. A quick melt with the welder and its missing the pretty red cover but worked perfectly...
Have read that AC Delco is all you should put in these so I hope I didn't screw up by going with the Champion double platinum's. Guess I will find out when the girlfriend gets back to town with a replacement wire set...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Odds are you will be fine for a short time, but if you develop any sort of misfire on down the road, you know the problem.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

So far so good, but I must advise stay away from the BWD plug set. I put a new wire on and decided I wanted to re-route the wires and another end came off. Luckily I had a few spares as I bought a full set to return the defective ones instead of pulling the whole set to return but still...

Its running good last night I took a detour to see if it had a limiter on it, came across a group of teens in a Camaro in the ditch so I cut it short and ran home for the surburban to pull them out but it hit 100 with no hesitation and little to no slowing. I did forget to pull my progressive ins tattle tail oops...

What is the normal cutout speed in these ?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:29 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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So far so good, but I must advise stay away from the BWD plug set. I put a new wire on and decided I wanted to re-route the wires and another end came off. Luckily I had a few spares as I bought a full set to return the defective ones instead of pulling the whole set to return but still...

Its running good last night I took a detour to see if it had a limiter on it, came across a group of teens in a Camaro in the ditch so I cut it short and ran home for the surburban to pull them out but it hit 100 with no hesitation and little to no slowing. I did forget to pull my progressive ins tattle tail oops...

What is the normal cutout speed in these ?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I did forget to pull my progressive ins tattle tail oops...


And why would you permit them to monitor your driving?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I did forget to pull my progressive ins tattle tail oops...


And why would you permit them to monitor your driving?


Discount! I would never do it though

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Unless they'd give me insurance for free, I wouldn't let big brother in my car.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Oh yes ! big brother Reply with quote

Well I am getting about $70 off my insurance due to my reduced mileage I put on the cars. I just gotta remember when I go out and play to pull the tattle tail... 108 huh, well that is about where mine stopped trying. A big difference than in the pickup. My truck cuts out so abruptly that you think you broke something, then you dropped back around 3 to 5 miles and it takes off again.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:07 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I get a reduced rate for low mileage driving and dont have any tattle tale boxes in my car. And for the $6 a month you save, toss it out the window.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:01 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i think im missing something they put a monitor in your car to see how fast youve been going ? so your insurance can tell if your speeding or what else ? ive never heard of this?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject:  big brother is watching ! Reply with quote

They send you a sensor that you plug into your OBD II port. It records and sends via cell your speed, miles, acceleration and deceleration rates. The big benefit is for someone who does not put many miles on their car. They (progressive) reduce your premium based on your reduced mileage or it stays the same if you do not qualify for the discount.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:35 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

since we are on the subject of plugs and wires...

do these double platinums actually make a difference? I've read that they dont do squat other than have a fancy name on the dyno charts... im gonna be replaced plugs and wires when i put my trans in

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject:  double plat Reply with quote

I really can't give you any guidance. I am running some but my car had corrosion on 2 of my coil pack connections, original plugs and wires and was over 140K on mileage. So to me they worked wonders. However I bet that the cheapest plugs and wires would have worked wonders in this circumstance. I selected them as they have a 5 year warranty and were less expensive than the other plugs with 5 yr warranties.
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since we are on the subject of plugs and wires...

do these double platinums actually make a difference? I've read that they dont do squat other than have a fancy name on the dyno charts... im gonna be replaced plugs and wires when i put my trans in


Do yourself (and your car) a favor and stick with AC Delco plugs and wires. Our cars are very finicky with ignition parts and you will likely have to repeat the job if you go with something other than Delco parts.

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since we are on the subject of plugs and wires...

do these double platinums actually make a difference? I've read that they dont do squat other than have a fancy name on the dyno charts... im gonna be replaced plugs and wires when i put my trans in


Do yourself (and your car) a favor and stick with AC Delco plugs and wires. Our cars are very finicky with ignition parts and you will likely have to repeat the job if you go with something other than Delco parts.


Plus their the cheapest too! Very Happy

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