get a compression checked before you do anything...then you'll know what's wrong. Parts Source had performance wires for like 70$alexlacelle said:Thanks guys, I'll probably end up getting the regular plugs and wires unless there's some reason I should upgrade. I've changed plugs before on bikes and stuff, so I'm not too worried about doing it myself, my big concern is that I had a CEL light come on due to misfire on teh 3rd cylinder, but the CEL has been cleared, so when I change everything, how will I know if it is fixed or not, seeing as how I don't see the misfire right now anyway?
I went to Parts Souce last night and the guy behind the desk told me he had no wires whatsoever for the tib???BlackTib4 said:get a compression checked before you do anything...then you'll know what's wrong. Parts Source had performance wires for like 70$
there might not be anything wrong with your spark plug/wire. to me it would be alot safer and cheaper. You yourself are not sure if it's your spark plug/wires and you don't want to start spending useful money on useless parts...just go to a known mechanic or at least a reputable one and have it done...it only takes about 15 minutes.alexlacelle said:Hmmm...
Can you explain how a compression test will tell me if my plugs & wires are bad. Also, once I change them, how will I know the problem is solved, does the CEL ever come back on once cleared, what about if I disconnect the battery?
Thanks for the info. Light came back on today. I'm gonna spring for plugs since their not too expensive, and see what happens from there... Thanks for all the infofreshness said:I suppose it's about time for plugs but your wires should be fine.
Your CEL stays on until it's cleared. Once it's cleared, if the same thing happens again, it'll come back on. So it means you haven't had the misfire or whatever it was since.
Sounds like a good place to start. Just make sure you get the gap right or you could end up in more trouble then you started.alexlacelle said:Thanks for the info. Light came back on today. I'm gonna spring for plugs since their not too expensive, and see what happens from there... Thanks for all the info