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 Post subject: Sparks hitting the head from leads
Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:00 pm 
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What does it mean if my car is idling, and from the drivers side the two middle leads rite next to the sparks plugs are sparking and the sparks hit the heads.. if that naked sense

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sparks hitting the head from leads
Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Your leads are stuffed and need to be replaced.
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Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:05 pm 
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Mine did the same things, on brand new bosch leads no less. I would definitely replace them, I used Top Gun leads and have had no troubles with them at all.
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Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:11 pm 
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I love the genuine Ford Bougicord leads...I'm using them on my ute and haven't had any problems. I have a spare set that I want to sell if anyone is interested in buying them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sparks hitting the head from leads
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:08 am 
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Revcore what size are they and are they for an au v8 coil pack? I can't believe these leads r stuffed I've done about 5,000 ks with them and cost me a mint there bosh 8mm

 

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Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:29 pm 
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Take the metal shrouds off the ends of the leads and you'll be fine.
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Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:58 pm 
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Yep mine were Bosch 8mm too, pretty much brand new. Not really sure what the go is there, but its pretty worrying when you open you bonnet at night! I thought Bosch were good leads too! I have their motorsport ones now on my EF , and I haven't noticed any arcing yet
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Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:05 pm 
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rainoffire wrote:
Yep mine were Bosch 8mm too, pretty much brand new. Not really sure what the go is there, but its pretty worrying when you open you bonnet at night! I thought Bosch were good leads too! I have their motorsport ones now on my EF , and I haven't noticed any arcing yet


I had there motor sport leads also and noticed the arching went through 3 sets with in 6 months

maybe faulty coil / coil pack could be casuing this , was on my EF
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Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:19 pm 
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ea_falcon wrote:
Revcore what size are they and are they for an au v8 coil pack? I can't believe these leads r stuffed I've done about 5,000 ks with them and cost me a mint there bosh 8mm


Yep, They are for the AU 5.0 with coil packs. The leads are 8mm and are in great condition.

 

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Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 7:55 pm 
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I've got no metal shrouds on the spark plugs

 

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Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Not on the plugs, on the end of the leads. Factory ones have them on the end of the leads. they tend to stuff up a bit. The lack of metal shrounds could unfortunately, be the cause of failure of your new leads.
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Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:03 pm 
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Sorry I meant leads yeah maybe that's the problem I have no metal shrouds

 

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Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:13 pm 
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ea_falcon wrote:
Sorry I meant leads yeah maybe that's the problem I have no metal shrouds


PM me if you are interested in the Ford Bougicord leads I have (They have the metal shrouds on them).

 

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Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:25 pm 
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Guys before I do another post just wondering where to get a set of msd leads and coil pack from for the au v8? I'm a bit confised with the websites in the states and they are taking ages to get back to me are the leads to suit the 4.6 the rite ones ?

 

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Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:50 pm 
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OK, I wouldn't get MSD leads or coil packs but when talking about U.S. parts, whatever you get should be for a 5.0 Explorer.
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