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Old 02-25-2008, 11:43 AM
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Spark plug wires

does anyone know on a boat how long do there plugs wires last...i have a 2000 x star with the LTR and i know that they r at lest 4 to 5 seasons old..it has a little over 600 hours on it and the wires do look good..it has 8mm talor wires on it so i don't know if that is factory or someone else put them on?????
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:48 AM
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I replace mine every other season. That's probably overkill though.
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I installed a set of Accel 8mm wires on our '89 18 years ago and they are still on there! I don't see changing them anytime soon. My mechanic did a test on them 4 years ago while doing some ignition work and said they were good to go for several more years.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:03 PM
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I suppose it depends on the number of hours you put on, but my '92 had the original wires on it for all 14 years I owned it, and never had an ignition issue. My '04 still has the originals in it now and I have no plans to replace them any time soon.

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Old 02-26-2008, 03:36 PM
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seams like they last a long time if you take care of your boat..thanks guys
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:56 AM
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Anyone know the current plug wire part number for a 1999 LTR motor with the northstar distributorless ignition? Current wires are Packard Electric Marine which I believe was bought by delphi.
Others said they have Taylor but no mention of part number. Contacted skidim but the special order price was a bit high. Might consider making a custom set. Thanks
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14yrs and 500hrs on my PS 190 wires, still ran like a top last fall when I sold it.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:39 PM
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does anyone know on a boat how long do there plugs wires last...i have a 2000 x star with the LTR and i know that they r at lest 4 to 5 seasons old..it has a little over 600 hours on it and the wires do look good..it has 8mm talor wires on it so i don't know if that is factory or someone else put them on?????
The way they look tells you precisely squat. High RPM running with high voltage means a bad conductor can cause problems for the spark intensity. Run it hard and look at the plugs- if they all look the same and they're the right color, you may be OK. If they're unevenly colored, probably not.
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for the older boats they're cheap ($28), so i dont have a problem with replacing every couple years.
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You can test wires for the amount of ohms present. But you would have to find the wires "resistance" to see if they are worn out. I like to look at the wires at night and see if there is a light show
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