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#1 CapitalTruck

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 09:15 PM

Got some new ACDelco wires today. No metal heat shields on the plug side. I figure since they were put on at the factory they must serve some purpose. Has anybody ever managed to reuse theirs or would it be best to just buy eight new ones (they do sell them at the dealer and they have an ACDelco part number).

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#2 sparkstech

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:05 PM

Reuse them, I don't even know if the GM catalog shows them.
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Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:48 PM

I don't know if anybody is interested, but I found new ACDelco heat shields for the replacement spark plug wires. The ACDelco part number is 8006. I got mine at www.oehq.com (as an aside, this is a great site for ACDelco parts, it's hard to find some of these sometimes at places other than dealers).

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#4 jwhjr

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:19 AM

I just did my plugs and wires a couple of weeks ago and I just reused them.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:58 AM

I reused mine also
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 11:18 AM

Ditti on the reuse, just did our car, old ones worked just fine.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 03:35 PM

Did plugs and wires today, I sure wished that I would have reused mine, they were still perfectly good. The new ones were like $4.00 a piece! Anyway, replacing plugs and wires at 90k miles made a surprisingly noticeable difference in engine smoothness, particularly at idle. I was really surprised at the difference it made.

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