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Old 02-18-2007, 10:21 PM   #1
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Cylinder no.3 (2nd from firewall) gives clicking noise and engine is stumbling a bit. Spark plug or wire?
I've never replaced the plugs yet, so I'll try that first. I replaced the wires last year.
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You don't use the 4-prong plugs, do you?
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take the plug out and see wat it looks like.....

use NGK....... i THINK its bpr6ek....
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You don't use the 4-prong plugs, do you?
No......it is, I found out, intermittent.
I have a feeling it's the wires. I hear ticking and it bleeds into the stereo. So. it's definitely electical.
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take the plug out and see wat it looks like.....

use NGK....... i THINK its bpr6ek....
I just ordered NGK online and hopefully it will come this week.
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Oh I forgot to mention that the CEL came on. So, I will take a look at what codes its giving out. Thank God I still have the Scanner, Steven....
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Any ideas anyone?
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Could be a short in the wires. If you're getting clicking in the stereo, that's from EMFs.
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I checked the wires and I think that's the problem.
When this problem occured again; Cyl.3 ticking and engine is slightly lopping, I unplugged No.3 and nothing seems to be affecting the the condition and I got a slight surge/shock. I cleaned it a bit and it got better, but happens intermittently.
Anyways, how big are the stock wires anyway?
I know magnecor has 7, 8 and 8.5mm. BMW wires are $175 and up, and these are $78-95.00
Thanks for the help.
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Default Found the problem

One of the rubber boots is frayed and leaking spark. I've temporary taped it with electrical tape until the new ones arrive.
Thanks y'all.
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