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coil pack grounding to engine block

This is a discussion on coil pack grounding to engine block within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I bought an 02 trans am a couple months ago. I recently fixed the security issue that wasnt allowing my ...

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    coil pack grounding to engine block

    I bought an 02 trans am a couple months ago. I recently fixed the security issue that wasnt allowing my car to start. But now i have a whole new bigger problem. I started my car today to do my usual checks and i noticed a tick in the engine. Then i noticed that one of my coil packs is grounding to the engine block. Any ideas of what to do?

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    It may be spark jump from a plug wire. How old are your wires, do they look old and dry ? Try MSD 8mm wires, they look great and work even better. If you have headers I would reuse the metal cups for the plugs snce you may as well change them with the wires.
    My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
    My wife has a 2004 GTO with the rare SAP, 18" wheels, K&N Cold Air System, MSD, Ported TB, Frost tune, Denso Iridium, Flowmaster cat-back, 3200 Yank, 75k

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    It has MSD wires when i bought it. I'll invest in some new ones anyway, they look pretty worn and i was also going to get new plugs. What would you recommend?

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    NGK TR55s for a stock motor.

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    TR 55's are the popular choice for a stock motor.

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    I found which cylinder it was grounding from and are going to switch the coil pack with one of them that wasn't grounding. I'll keep ya posted on progress

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    Well it was just as simple as a plug wire being unplugged. I hope this helps out other people, because i was confused there for a couple of days. But i got her running on all 8 again!

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    Good to hear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    TR 55's are the popular choice for a stock motor.
    Since were talking plugs......whats the thought on iridiums....or E3 plugs...any comments on both?

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    Advertising hype imo. Just think about all the different designs we have seen through the years, starting with the Splitfire plugs back in the '80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Advertising hype imo. Just think about all the different designs we have seen through the years, starting with the Splitfire plugs back in the '80s.
    Splitfire plugs..... I remember those !!
    Last edited by SuperSSguy; 08-07-2012 at 12:49 AM.


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