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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject:  tune up. Reply with quote

believe it or not im at 145k miles on my 3800 impala and I think its time for a tune up.lol.I purchased the car at a used car lot with 98k miles so I thought it would of had fresh tune up and I won't have to worry about it,but I checked my car out of curiosity and it had the stock plugs from the factory with the stock delphi wires.(I will post pics soon)... now im going to replace the plugs with the ac delco 41-101 from factory but what about the wires?should i go ac delco or delphi?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Where your wires plug into the coils, are your wires numbered to match the cylinder numbers on the coils? GARY

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I dont think so there just wires but there not numberd.I might be wrong though why you ask?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I dont think so there just wires but there not numberd.I might be wrong though why you ask?
I ask because in my 30 years of GM dealership parts guy experience, the wires that come on a new car from the factory are numbered to help the guys on the assembly line quickly connect them to the correct place. Also I have never seen Delphi wires come on a car from the factory, only AC Delco wires with the numbers. While some parts we sold at the dealer were Delphi, wires never were. I'm just saying it's very possible your car had a tune up before you bought it. My 05 Impala still has the original numbered spark wires to match the numbers on the coils. The replacement Delco wires we sold at the dealer did not have numbered wires. Of course, it's possible Delphi wires might have been used if the Delco wires were not available when the car was built, but I have never seen that. GARY

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Well the plot thickens. I popped the hood on my car, & looked at the wires. While the plug wires themselves say AC Delco, & are numbered for each cylinder, the rubber boots that plug into the terminals on the coils say Delphi. But they are the originals that came with the car, so I wonder who actually made them? AC Delco, or Delphi. I've never seen this before. GARY

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Well the plot thickens. I popped the hood on my car, & looked at the wires. While the plug wires themselves say AC Delco, & are numbered for each cylinder, the rubber boots that plug into the terminals on the coils say Delphi. But they are the originals that came with the car, so I wonder who actually made them? AC Delco, or Delphi. I've never seen this before. GARY


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I looked on my wires the actual wires have the cyl numbers that they belong to. the thing is that there a/c delco wires with Delphi boots too.lol
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:21 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Great, then they are factory wires. Time for a change I guess. I was just trying to save you $ if they had already been changed. My car has 150,000 miles, & the factory wires. I'll change them too when I can get down to Ft. Lauderdale to see my mechanic friend. He's done this hundreds of times. Usually a 6 pack will take care of the labor. GARY

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

same as with mine. delphi boots, ac delco wires.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:33 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

all i know is, the rear 3 are a PITA! lol I can change all 16 in my hemi faster than the 6 in a 3.8 lol

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