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+4 Boush an 9mm JBA WIRES

Hey guys so i just put in a set of +4 boush plugs and 9mm jba wires. It starts and runs fine. But when i hit the gas it sounds off. kind of hard to describe. Also my lights are allot brighter. I am not just talking about the interior lights i mean everything seems brighter. whats up with that. am i going to burn something out or melt a piston. I am driving to Ontario tomorrow afternoon so i don't want to get stuck on the side of the road in the middle of no were. any input would be much appreciated.

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Bosch plugs are known for their bad quality sometimes. I run a set and have no problems.

Did you make sure installed the wires in the correct order?
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Yes i am sure i put them in, in the right order. I did one at a time.
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What noise is it making?
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rough. Like i needs a tune up or it is missing.
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Go over the plug wires and plugs again. You could have a bag plug, wire or both. Also make sure the wires are firmly pressed onto the plug and coil. You should here a slight click.
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Did you check the plug gap before installing them? Most plugs will come pre-gapped, but it is generally a good rule to give them a check, you never know.
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And i put in a red top as well. If that makes a difference.
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You were probably just used to a weak battery and the red top fixed that.

I mixed up 2 wires when I changed mine. Ports five and six are actually six and five or something like that on the pack.
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witch ones are five and six because if i did mix one up it would be on the passengers side.
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to my understanding, there is no gap to set on the bosch +4s. i've never ran them, but this is my understanding of the matter.
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You were probably just used to a weak battery and the red top fixed that.

I mixed up 2 wires when I changed mine. Ports five and six are actually six and five or something like that on the pack.
I did the same thing
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Correct. You can't set the gas since there is no room.
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Ahh I see, I use ngk's seem to have worked well for me
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Bah another one falls for the +4 crap...
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Bah another one falls for the +4 crap...
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i dont know why people with passenger vehicles and light duty trucks think they need those.

thats probably the reason it sounds like ***, you have over-priced crap spark plugs in it
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LOL... unshrouded spark kernals are basic science. Which seems to escape most.

btw, you can do the same thing by having a plug with a reduced ground strap and indexing them. But hey.. what do I know?

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But hey.. what do I know?

Rich

Good question.....but running plugs too cold, and too short, aren't good things to do!!
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I fixed the problem. It was just two crossed wires. It runs like a top now
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So... you didn't change them one at a time... by the way, does it run better with the new wres? Always wondered about the JBAs.
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Good question.....but running plugs too cold, and too short, aren't good things to do!!
Takeda to the OEM rescue........ Wait there's no picture yet... I am ashamed of you Bob.....no testing data from a 1000 source's....
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So... you didn't change them one at a time... by the way, does it run better with the new wres? Always wondered about the JBAs.
It runs great.
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****** those pos bosch plugs out of that thing and put somehting else in it.......those +4 plugs are crap. i worked at firestone in austin and thats all we put in and every other car would come back saying that the car ran like crap
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I have no problems with them
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so what plugs do you all use then?
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