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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:27 pm 
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Was giving the engine a wipe over the other day when I noticed I had TOP GUN leads. From what I've read they are s**t, crapola, junk, rubbish, NFG. Others have had problems with them I do believe.
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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:37 pm 
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Well put some bosch ones on or something then LOL.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:41 pm 
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if u havent had any trouble yet what u complaining about, ive had them in there since ive had the car and havent had any trouble, oh actually i broke one but thats another story
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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:45 pm 
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The only trouble I've had with Top Gun leads is that they broke when I pulled them off the spark plugs.

If you have them on there and haven't had any problems, leave them til next time you need new ones.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:48 pm 
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Chicken wrote:
The only trouble I've had with Top Gun leads is that they broke when I pulled them off the spark plugs.

If you have them on there and haven't had any problems, leave them til next time you need new ones.


yeah thats what i did lol
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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:52 pm 
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we got champion ones...they are pretty and red....
i dont line changing the spark leads tho...pric of a job :(
i found changing the Blend Door Motor was easier...but took more time

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:12 pm 
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leads is easy with a hoist (EF, AU) and without even (EA-EL)...
a mate put brand new top gun leads on his EL.. and tested em with some wiz bang tester and they were s**t... put new genuine ones on and than tested ok...
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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:41 pm 
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ef-el leads are easy if u take the airbox out
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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:11 am 
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I'd be inclined testing them with a multimeter, don't want weak spark. Otherwise, they should be ok.. Well, they have to have a good batch some time or other..

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:43 am 
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TOPGUNS are totally s**t. I unknowingly bought a set last year and 2 months later as I was checking the Sparkplugs and taking a couple of the lead offs. The actual Sleeves then fell off the lead in to my hand with 2 of them. I re-attached them but no good as my EL kept flat spotting after that. Then I replaced them all with Bosch ones and it has been running excellent ever since. Eagles are a very good brand as well.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:56 am 
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One Drone wrote:
I'd be inclined testing them with a multimeter, don't want weak spark. Otherwise, they should be ok.. Well, they have to have a good batch some time or other..


Good call drone. If resistance is acceptable who cares what's printed on the insulation! Worth checking tho - we're into pinging season!

Crikey - a hoist to change leads?!?!?!? And i thought the alternator on the windsor made it tough! lol

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:14 am 
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I have the red Motorcraft leads on my EB and they have never broke when changing plugs nor have they caused my car to idle rough so I'm pretty happy with them.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:05 pm 
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the reason that when tested with a multimeter the top gun leads seem s**t is because they have spiral core wire. while when you're testing them they seem to give varying readings etc. when in practice with the higher voltages and current they perform as good if not better than a normal cored wire. i know this because we sometimes get customers saying that their top guns are s**t because of the multimeter testing.

we've have had top guns on my ed since new and never had a problem.

only thing i could suggest is wrapping tape around the leads where they come into contact with the rocker cover. stops arcking (spelling?) and prevents wear.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:20 am 
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This post prompted me to check what leads I have on my car. I saw motorcraft and heaved a sigh of relief, then in tiny little lettering I saw the year 1988.

WTF! I still have the original leads on my car! Trip to Sprint for new leads this week I reckon.........

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:34 pm 
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I run 10mm top gun's on my 4.0 turbo....I've never had any drama's with them.

 

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