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Ed.....About those wires.... (archive)

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Posted by George Mann on December 30, 2000 at 18:00:06:

In Reply to: 89 750 left to right wire sets what is the differ posted by Ed Baus on December 29, 2000 at 16:10:12:


Ed,
Unless you are made out of money, here are a few
tips:
Before you replace your wires, check the resist-
ance of each one with an ohm meter. Values should
be around 5K each....most of the resistance is
due to the resistor on the end of each wire. I
believe the cores of these wires are solid copper and are very robust. If the casing is OK they should last a long time....check the archives
if you need further input.
Second, the two sides are clearly different. Be-
lieve me, if BMW could commonize both sets, they
would.
Third, if you confirm you have a bad wire, you can replace individual wires at a fraction of the
cost of a whole set...go to Magnecor's Website
and give them a call, they can fab you a single
if necessary.
Fourth, if....big if....you determine any of your
wires are bad (your missfire could be one of one
hundred things from a vacuum leak to a leaky
injector, i.e. maybe air/fuel) you can order OEM wires sets for much less than the stealer through one of many excellent OEM distributors...Eurasian is particularly cost effective.

Now, since I saved you a minimum $200 to $400 no
matter which path you choose, (my good deed for
the day) send me a belated Christmas gift.....
maybe a [email protected] snow shovel because I live in f&*king Michigan...returning to Michigan for
misery and a stack of papers on my desk tomorrow from a Florida vacation...can you tell I'm
excited?
Best Regards,
George
90 735il/145 stored and relieved it is.

Hi,

I have an 89 750. I figure it is time to give it an ignition tune up.
The car has 118k on it and the engine sounds like it is missing.

I went to the dealer to get the outrageously priced wire sets for the
car and to my surprise the passenger side wire set is 50% more
expensive than the drivers side.

I figured it was because the drivers side is the same as a 2.5 L
and the passenger side is special, so I ordered only the drivers
side. Much to my surprise the wire set I got looks completely
reversible. I can see no reason why I can not use it for the other
bank of cylinders.

Is there a difference in the wire sets or is it something silly like
the wires are actually marked 7 - 12 instead of 1 - 6 and that makes
the other set $410 instead of $270.

Thanks

Ed





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