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Old 19 May 2004, 12:00 pm
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Good news:
Changed plugs and wires last night. Cured idle problem and hesitation.

Bad news:
Found out today I should have gapped them to .39-.40 instead of .45 like I did.

Should I redo the gapping or not worry.

I have a click, click, click...sound when the Pt was first cranked back up and at the start of acclerating. What does that mean, it always did it as far as I can remember.
I have not noticed it since it warmed up after however. I did not hear it after the trip up the street and back, once pulled into the garage.
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Old 19 May 2004, 01:07 pm
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When I installed the Champion double platinums last week, I gapped my plugs at .045" with nothing but good results. The only problem I ran into was the Screamin Demon coil. The #2 coil failed and caused cylinders #1 and #2 to be cut out. My PT sounded like a crappy motor boat. Sent the coil back to performance distributors in Memphis, TN for analysis, and threw a stock coil back on.
Are you sure you have the wires all the way on and there is no cross over causing the clicking noise?
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Old 19 May 2004, 02:52 pm
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No I took them off one by one as to make sure of no crossing. It always did this though even before the change. The PT runs really smooth now and will turn the tires from dead stop, which it would not before.

Im pretty sure the wires are on and in all the way. When I put them on the plugs down in, I heard a click and couldn't push them any further in. On the coil they seemed to be on as tight as the stock coils were. They still move a little even with the stocks. They were, and are now still hard to remove and seem tight. I used the Dieletrice grease and anit seise like your suppose to.

What would happen if I got a little much anti seise on the plug threads? Maybe thats what I did.
This is my first plug and wire change on any car this complicated to disassmeble.
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Old 19 May 2004, 02:53 pm
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One more thing,
When i ran the engine check, it came back as done.
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