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plug wire questions. (help!)

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Old 06-26-2008, 04:06 PM
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well, as some of you may know, or not, i just swapped a fully built y8 block and z6 head into my 99 ex.. slapped on a garrett t3/t04e bb turbo, and about a million other things, shooting for 300+whp on a mustang dyno, but i cant get 'err to go so heres my problem.

car fires up, 2 seconds later it putters out, its getting gas, the cylinders are lubed, grounds are all in order, check engine lights are all ok'd (just an o2 sensor), and thats it!

i think the plug wires are shot, when i put the screw driver by them to check for spark all they put out is a kind of sad yellow bolt, i thought they were supposed to be blue?

any advice? if im going to change the wires i guess ill also replace the distributor rotor, but i kinda want to know if thats how the wires are supposed to be acting? cuz wires aint cheap [&:]

thanks guys!

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edit::: i am running my 99 civic ex distributor cap and rotor on my 92-95 distributor, could that be whats causing my problems?!
 
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:27 PM
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Weak spark likely indicates a bad coil or ICM in the distributor. The manual (see signature below) describes how to test the coil with a multimeter. The ICM input tests should also be helpful.

Edit: I am not sure about the cap and rotor compatibility.
 
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:57 AM
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whats the icm?
 
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:02 AM
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whats the icm?

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Car tuned or no?

May very well be your basemap.
 
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:37 PM
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not the basemap, my chrome basemap didnt work and it worked on my y8 stock motor with same injectors.. cars running rich too, blows black smoke from the e-cutout when it fires over for 2 seconds.

new one is from phearable.net, its a hondata s300
 
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