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Old 27 Aug 2011, 02:53 pm
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Question Dielectric Grease on Silicone

First of all, let me say thanks for all the incredible help I've found on these forums. This is my first post but I've been reading off-and-on for a year now as I work more and more on my '03 Touring. It's been a really valuable resource, so thanks in advance.

Okay - about to change the plugs and wires. By looking at other posts, I've decided to go with Champion Double Platinum plugs and got some Magstar Racing wires off Advance Auto with a gift card. These Magstar wires have silicone top boots and silicone tube tips. I know I need to put anti-seize on the plug threads and dielectric grease on the wires before attaching. But I read somewhere that you don't need to, and in fact SHOULD NOT, put dielectric grease on silicone because it will break it down. Any credence to this?
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Old 27 Aug 2011, 04:40 pm
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Fall, check out the interiors of your new plug wires, where they snap onto the plugs, that is. Many plug-wire manufacturers put dielectric grease in there for you.

And I've never heard of plug wires that you can't put dielectric grease into. That wouldn't make sense, at all.

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Old 29 Aug 2011, 10:46 am
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I've never heard of that.
I think most good plug wires have silicone rubber insulation and I've always used dielectric grease with no problems.
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Old 29 Aug 2011, 05:13 pm
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Seems an odd thing to say. Most di-electric grease is silicone-based, so it seems weird it'd have a problem with silicone rubber.
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Old 29 Aug 2011, 08:45 pm
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BINGO!
Good point, sameguy!
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Old 29 Aug 2011, 10:27 pm
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Great, thanks guys. I've come down with a cold and putting off the wire/plug install until I can breathe again. Didn't realize the grease WAS silicone in the first place - seems a silly question now. But I'll pick up some and coat those puppies. Appreciate the help.
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Old 30 Aug 2011, 04:27 pm
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Wouldn't want to give the Cruiser a cough, would we?
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Great, thanks guys. I've come down with a cold and putting off the wire/plug install until I can breathe again. Didn't realize the grease WAS silicone in the first place - seems a silly question now. But I'll pick up some and coat those puppies. Appreciate the help.
Well, i hope you get better soon. When you do check this out 2006-Up Pt Cruiser Spark Plug Removal. hope this helps with the swap.
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