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This is a discussion on about dialectric grease..... within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I just bought some msd wires for my trans am. someone said that i should use dialectric grease? any truth ...

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    about dialectric grease.....

    I just bought some msd wires for my trans am. someone said that i should use dialectric grease? any truth to this and where to i put the grease on the actual wires?
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    you normally put the grease on the connectors where the metal on the plug and coil touch the wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen02ws6 View Post
    you normally put the grease on the connectors where the metal on the plug and coil touch the wire.
    does anyone recommend doing this with the msd wires? and should i put it on both ends........no pun intended

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    it is normally already in the wire ends.

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    I did. It makes taking them off easier in the future plus keeps moisture out.

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    Good info... getting ready to tackle that one myself. I lost count though in the above thread... How many times am I supposed to blow Sarge during a plug change? Just want to make sure I do the job right!

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    that was a great write up sarge, i wish everyone would follow that info. just did plugs and wires on my 98 z28 that i just bought and getting the old boots off and breaking the plugs loose was the worst part! naturally #8 was stuck on the hardest. i usually squirt a glob of dielectric grease inside the boots and smear it around with a q-tip, saves a little mess in handling the plugs[not to mention inside the socket]. and make sure you use the copper anti-sieze like is shown cuz it is a better conductor than the regular stuff, remember the plug is grounded thru its body to the head.

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    A little confused by the write up, but do you just put it in the inside of the boot on both ends or just on the metal part both ends?

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    its the rubber that sticks to the body of the plug so you want it around the inside of the boots. the connector is basically just a spring clip, no problems. doesnt hurt to do both ends of the wire either, just helps with sealing out moisture too.

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    Perfect illustration as to why it's important to use anti-sieze on the threads!
    Aluminum + contact with steel = perfect condition for galling
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    you should also find whoever told you to get the engine good and hot and smack them,HARD! all that did was make that aluminum head and that plug base clamp together like they were one piece.

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    Already did the plugs, and added some antiseize.....now going to do the wires today so i will let everyone know how it goes......chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul TKR View Post
    Been their done that. The first time I changed the plugs on my Z #8 broke off. Boy was I pissed. I pulled everything apart by myself and reading posts on here. Thank God my uncle helped me put it back together. He is a ASE cert. GM mechanic. Also When I put the new plugs in I used antiseize. Make the jod easyer next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklowrider View Post
    you should also find whoever told you to get the engine good and hot and smack them,HARD! all that did was make that aluminum head and that plug base clamp together like they were one piece.
    if you click on the link I posted in my first post on tech, you can read all the guys that said I should heat it up... the bastards!!!!! There was plenty more than 1...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Chops View Post
    Been their done that. The first time I changed the plugs on my Z #8 broke off. Boy was I pissed. I pulled everything apart by myself and reading posts on here. Thank God my uncle helped me put it back together. He is a ASE cert. GM mechanic. Also When I put the new plugs in I used antiseize. Make the jod easyer next time.
    how did you end up getting the plug base out of your heads?

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