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Old December 29th, 2014, 02:38 PM
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Optimal plug wire routing

Does anyone have a photo layout showing really well done wires?

I'm looking to solve some mis-fire issues and want to make sure I don't get cross sparking.
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do you have the little guides that the wires sit in? There is really only one way they can go with the guides.
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8 will always cross 4 and 6 - you may be able to route it between 3 and 4 but it'll still be close to rubbing up against those two. 8 is also the longest and there's often enough slack to run them uncrossed until the final guide, and run 8 out a little further from the other plug wires to where there'd be no chance of interference. 2 can be routed between 1 and 8 or around the front of 1. Your plug wires should be pretty well insulated as well.
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do you have the little guides that the wires sit in? There is really only one way they can go with the guides.
I need to bu replacement guides as some are broken.

anyone know a good replacement?
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most parts stores have an assortment of those wire holders, genuine land rover are always best
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Did you go back to oem wires first and work out the misfires before using other wires?

This happened to me with my d2. Switched to magnacor and my d2 started misfiring, even after using identical routing.

So I switched back to oem,problems gone. Bizarre,but stayed with oem.
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OEM is a must
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OEM is a must
Do you have a source? I could not locate with the usual suspects.
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I installed a set of Magnecors on my RRC years ago, that were bad. I am currently running "OEM" from Will. I have Magnecor on the 90 that probably need to be replaced.
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Do you have a source? I could not locate with the usual suspects.
They are cheap through the dealership last time I ordered a set. I want to say my cost was around $60. They come as a full set unlike DII wires that are individually packaged and cost around $250.
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They are cheap through the dealership last time I ordered a set. I want to say my cost was around $60. They come as a full set unlike DII wires that are individually packaged and cost around $250.
Thanks Jimmy… I'll check with LR Scarborough.
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Did you go back to oem wires first and work out the misfires before using other wires?

This happened to me with my d2. Switched to magnacor and my d2 started misfiring, even after using identical routing.

So I switched back to oem,problems gone. Bizarre,but stayed with oem.
I have a complex mis-fire situation.

No spark while cranking.

If I pull the dizzy out, rest it on the plenum and spin it ... triggers then it clicks at each turn. If I put it back in the truck ... stops working. I even added an additional ground to the dizzy body in case it wasn't grounding but that doesn't appear to be the case.

Been scratching my head all day on this ... all the tests in the workshop manual are OK .... just no spark ....

Running out of ideas ...
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