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My truck has been idling rough lately, it has 68K on it, so I plulled the plugs. They look like crap. There is a good amount of build-up on the metal curved electrode. I went to autozone and napa's website and the only plugs they offer that seem like they would be good is bosch. Napa didn't list an AC delco part number, and the ONE that autozone listed was the wrong gapping (.4 instead of .6). I recently bought the truck and it appears obvious to me thay have never been changed. Chevy says they are good for 100K, but I'm sure 6 years is a long time for a plug to be in a vehicle. My wires looked ok, but they looked a little corroded when I looked inside where the plug plugs in at.

 

Question: Where have y'all bought plugs at, how much were they, what brand, and could you provide a part number for them? Same deal with the wires; where, how much, who makes em, part number? HOW DID YOU LIKE THEM?? Any particular brands to stay away from?

 

I'd like to try to keep the price under $100.

 

I used to just get some AC delcos and cheapy wires for my 67 and she ran fine, but I know these newer trucks are "finneky." Thanks for any help.

 

Jesse

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At 101,000 miles I changed the plugs in my truck. They looked just like the new one's I was putting in, just a little light brown film on them. They were not worn at all.

My truck ran all those miles on the factory plugs, so that's what I put back in. They were like $6 a plug. About $50 for the set. That was from the dealer. Costs about the same as a tank of gas. What else only costs $50 and you don't need to even check for 100,000. Money well spent IMHO.

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Thanks for the help guys, but where did you purchase your plugs/wire from 99silveradoz71 and 99silver5.3??? All we have around here is advance, autozone, pepboys, and napa. Did you order them online???

 

 

 

 

Hit up an Advance or Oreillys. They will get them from the same place, Arrow Speed Warehouse. Depending on what state you live in. I work there in sales. Ill dig up the part number on mine here in a bit. You can get the plugs there too.

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I had my plugs replaced at about 95K, but this is what the dealer told me about the wires.  He told me that if there are no codes being thrown, then there's no need to get new wires.  Whatcha think about that?

 

 

 

 

Lower resistance wires will always help!! Plus the fact that the wires arent as succeptible to RFI thats a big plus too.

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