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post #1 of 7 Old May 30th, 2009, 9:53 am Thread Starter
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Plug Wire Wrapping

While I'm doing my valves, I thought I might change the spark plug wires also which show some wear in spots. Three of the wires are wrapped in an orange tape. Is this something the factory does or one of the previous owners? Does anyone know why they would be wrapped? I've included a picture.
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That is not factory work. Must have been done by the previous owner.

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Agree with Steve. That looks like 3M Phasing tape.

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This is definitely PO work, and it makes me wonder if the wires are somewhat damaged and taped up... I know I would be curious to see what is under the wrap...

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This is definitely PO work, and it makes me wonder if the wires are somewhat damaged and taped up... I know I would be curious to see what is under the wrap...
Well, I guess it will remain a mystery. I unwrapped them and there was no damage or dead bodies or anything.

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Well, I guess it will remain a mystery. I unwrapped them and there was no damage or dead bodies or anything.

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Re: Plug Wire Wrapping

It may be grounding shield wire to reduce electrical static noise in the radio. At the suggestion of a radio tech I did that years ago on a /5 using shielded wire that expanded when pushing the ends together so you could insert the plug wires. It worked.
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