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Magnecor Spark Plug Wires - Group Purchase (archive)

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Posted by Den on March 04, 2000 at 02:09:03:

I'm putting together a group purchase of an 8.5mm Magnecor KV85 race wire set which, according to their application list, fits basically anything with an M30 engine. Price is $80.
(See link below...nice site with lots of info on wires in general and Magnecor wires in particular. 100% silicon jackets, etc., etc.)

E-mail me directly if interested: [email protected]

set #6565
82-92 633CSi/635CSi/730i/732i/733i/735i/745i/L7

*footnote 5 on the site applications page says,
"...not supplied with inductive pickups that are used on late model engines(particularly, most engines with Motronic 1.3 system or higher.)
Please inquire if your engine has one."
(My guess is that they'll tell you to reuse the pickup if you have one.)
I'm checking on this.

*footnote 6 says that the 7mm wires " through the stock wire retainer easiest..."
However, only the 8.5mm and 10mm wires feature Magnecor's best technology. I'm going for the 8.5mm;
so I'm basically planning to ditch the stock retainer and, if the wires are too close to the exhaust manifold, use high-temp zip ties (from called "TuffTies" to retain them.

'87 535is
Below is a recent posting from about these wires:

Re: 533i Ignition Wire Life Expectancy
(archive link:
Posted by Paul on February 10, 2000 at 21:50:09:

In Reply to: Re: 533i Ignition Wire Life Expectancy posted by MIKE on February 10, 2000 at 07:30:02:

(posted from: (
Hi Mike,
Igintion is very important in the BMW world - especially Motronic. I just upgraded to Magnacor 8.5MM race wires - LIFETIME warrenty!!!!
Strictly made for race car application. These will rival NOLOGY wires which Rocky Mountain Motor sports sells for $279.00 These will make your car run better - better response

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