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Slowbrokebird
08-11-2007, 06:42 AM
could that spark in my engine comp make my car run like sh crap and cause a huge loss of power?

birds4us
08-11-2007, 08:02 AM
Yes, it very well could.

rickbtbird
08-11-2007, 08:08 AM
could that spark in my engine comp make my car run like sh crap and cause a huge loss of power?


If you can see a spark in your engine compartment then there might be a spark plug wire issue. Either it's bad or not connected properly.

Do you know how old your plugs and wires are?

Mike8675309
08-11-2007, 10:17 AM
What are the specs for your wires. Yes, if the plug wire is discharging the energy along it's length it won't have any energy at the spark gap.

I'd pull the plugs and check the spark gaps, make sure they are reasonable. Then if the plug wires are a cheap unknown 8mm wire, you may want to consider replacing them but I'd verify spark gaps first.