Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 21:43:32 +0000 (UTC) From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: Re: spark plug lead resistance
Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> writes: >in article slrndjugvb.n48.rotten_NOSPAM_nospamam.example.com, John B at >rotten_NOSPAM_nospam.org wrote on 02/10/2005 03:20: >> Hi, >> >> I was changing the oil on my 1992 900, and decided to check out some ignition >> components while waiting for oil to drain. I was measuring resistance in the >> spark plug wires, which is supposed to be between 2000 and 3000 ohms. The >> wires from cylinders 2, 3, and 4 all fell within that range (actually four was >> a bit below 2000, but it is the shortest wire), but the wire for cylinder 1 >> was >> over 6000 ohms. That is the longest of the four wires, but I measured the long >> wire from a new set at just a bit over 3000. >> >> So, considering that the car runs perfectly, should I really care? >Nah! >I've measured all manner of wires and, while I'm certainly no expert, have >put over a hundred thousand miles onto C900s. When it comes down to spark >leads, SAAB got it right to start with ... Bougicord! Bosch, Nology, >whatever are great to start with (well, any new wire is going to be better >than a used wire) but Bougicords just keep on doing the job properly. I'm about to invest in a set of Magnecor spark plug leads for my 1983 900S since it doesn't have stock Saab (ie. Bougicord) leads and I'm keen to try the Magnecor product as we have a local Magnecor agent (Thundercords right here in Sydney) who make up the leads in Australia as required using Magnecor's lead and connector parts Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's Classic Saab Workshop -- For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts world-wide! http://www.nospam.net http://www.nospam c900nospam.apana.org.au Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.