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Old 01-26-14, 06:47 AM   #121
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A couple tips when replacing your plugs on the GS, buy Dual Electrode plugs. Do not cheap out. It is an OEM minimum requirement. Next tip, make sure they are PRE-GAPPED! Have them checked. Have them double checked before you buy them.
Got the wires and the plugs, but if I have the denso wire set without the connectors can I use the ones off the old wires. The connectors that I'm talking about are the one that have the letters on them.
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Old 01-26-14, 09:08 AM   #122
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Good question sir. Mine were replaced by the previous owner who warned me about the old brittle connectors that are still on there. You might have to get them separately. I believe DriftMotion carries them for a reasonable price.
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Old 01-27-14, 02:31 AM   #123
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I just bought the denso wires from rockauto but they didn't come with the clips that snap into the connectors, can I remove them the clips from the old wires? Any help is appreciated, I currently have my car torn apart in the garage because I'm doing the timing belt. I wanted to do the plugs while the valve covers are off.
are you talking about the clips where it connects to the ignition coil? I'm not liking what I'm hearing about those wires now that I just ordered them last week and waiting for them to arrive
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Old 02-20-14, 12:14 PM   #124
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are you talking about the clips where it connects to the ignition coil? I'm not liking what I'm hearing about those wires now that I just ordered them last week and waiting for them to arrive
Actually, I was incorrect the connectors do come with the wires. The snap on to the coil packs. You should be good to go.
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Old 02-28-14, 04:53 PM   #125
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Paying respects, not sure how many times i read through this but finally got done with the sparks and valve cover gaskets. no problems except all the oil i had to clean up lol. oh definitely glad I read that the clips break because I tried to be careful and broke all of them but had replacements already
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Old 02-28-14, 08:11 PM   #126
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Paying respects, not sure how many times i read through this but finally got done with the sparks and valve cover gaskets. no problems except all the oil i had to clean up lol. oh definitely glad I read that the clips break because I tried to be careful and broke all of them but had replacements already
Same here man! The clips were easy to replace too. The job went real smooth for me too.
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Old 03-16-14, 06:49 PM   #127
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okay guys, i just change my plugs with v-power $2.29 each... my car was running fine before, but i figure why wont change the plugs... now my car is sputtering.. HELP PLEASE! ASAP!
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Old 03-16-14, 06:51 PM   #128
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so i came across this picture... i have my wires in order i think.
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Old 03-16-14, 06:52 PM   #129
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can it be the cheap plugs? NGK R v-power?
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Old 03-16-14, 09:36 PM   #130
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can it be the cheap plugs? NGK R v-power?
I have always been a fan of doing what the manufacturer suggest when it comes to plugs. I used Denso twin ground, I think it was DENSP50745. But, it could also be other things as well like the connectors (to the coil packs) and/or the plug wires. If your car was like mine, the connectors were extremely brittle. In addition to the connector breaking up, the wires can pull out of the connector some exposing bare wire that can short out. I would start with those first: OEM plugs, plug connectors and plug wires. You can get the connectors on eBay for about $15 for 3 and a set of wires for about $30.
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Old 03-19-14, 01:15 PM   #131
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im gonna be changing out my plugs in my 98 gs300 tommorrow, with 150k my qeustion is should I buy the wire set with or without the coil boot? I dont see alot of guys on here saying that they changed those out so im curius because it a $20 diffrence Thanks
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sorry I meant coil over the plug boot lol
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Does anyone have a pic of the aforementioned "brittle" clips ? Im about to do my plugs and want to be ready for those clips... Thanx
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Old 08-12-14, 02:56 PM   #134
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Here are the part # for the clips. 1953950010 = #1 coil (front)
1953246010 = # 2 coil (middle)
1953970010 = #3 coil (rear)

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Old 09-09-14, 04:49 PM   #135
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Red, are there only 3 coil packs on the GS300 serving 6 cylinders?
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