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Greased-Lightning.com and ditch the plug wires (archive)

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Posted by JamesM on May 29, 2002 at 09:30:40:

In Reply to: what's that goo? posted by chris on May 27, 2002 at 14:04:01:


Can anyone comment about the seeming staining of the valve cover here. Is it normal residual buildup from acceptable emissions?Is it a signal of a leak somewhere? Were any given this coleration from the factory? Were others which appear bright just washed regularly? In all my searching for one to buy. Since i missed on a member's a few months ago,this is the one most appealing by virtue of the mileage, price and location . A southern car gives me a lot of comfort being from the northeast.One more question, I can't say i have any disposable income and i would be mortgeging my no mortgage condo to buy ,is there any manifest rule with this car where certain parts regularly fail and if so what should i be prepared to replace in the near future. Thanks ,an addict.

Those Nology wires are no good. The shielding around the wires creates a very nice PATH TO GROUND. As the wire insulation ages, that path to ground is then exploited. The more voltage that leaks through the insulation to the shielding, the faster the insulation will break down. You should use good 8mm silicone wires. Magnecore wires are great. Turner and Bimmerworld sell aftermarket 8mm wires. I have them on my M3 and they're very nice.

Don't buy an M5 unless you have money and time to put into possible problems. If you're mortgaging your condo to pay for it, will you have spare cash to buy tools and parts? If not, a shop will charge you an arm and a leg just to look at it.

I've heard a lot of testimonials about Greased Lightning removing old, baked-on cosmoline.

JamesM



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