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Old 03-26-2003, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i just pulled out my rear bank spark plugs, and they are wet, what does this mean? they aren't white, just wet, it seems like everything is ok with it. also has anyone ever had carbon on their lower intake manifold walls?
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Old 03-26-2003, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It probably means you are going to die. Laws of physics have been broken because of you!

Actually that could be a number of things. Water getting into your fuel, maybe condensation, or perhaps unburned gas was somehow left on it....
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well, if i started it first in the morning and only ran it for about 20 seconds, do you think there would still be wet plugs?? man, tryin to figure the car out, it's upsetting.
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Oh you ran it for like 20 seconds first? Then its possible that they could still be a little wet if they arent burning all the fuel or there is water in the mix. You didnt run it long enough. Try running it for say 10 minutes...give it 30 minutes to cool then check the front bank. If they are still wet, you may want to go ahead and due a plug/wire swap, unless these are new.
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i never changed the wires, the plugs have about 1,200 cruise miles, not race miles, so maybe it's the wires that are bad since it starts up nice, then slowly goes to a put putt putt...
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yes that could be the problem. They may not be getting enough spark because the wires are going. Of course your coil pack may be going too. How many miles on the car?
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53,400 miles on the car
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is there a way to test the coil packs to see if they are not going?
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You can do the same thing boostaddict told me to do. Wear some gloves...rubber thick would work and pull one wire off at a time to see if they are arcing. They should have a nice blue arc in there when you pull them. If they dont, you have a problem. Either the wire, coil or plug in the line is gone.
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i know i can check the front bank spark plugs to see if they arc, but the rear bank i cannot check, but look at this picture if it works correctly, tell me if you think the end of my spark plug wire is the problem or not? also are stock wires black and have the numbers for each cylinder on them??? cause with my miles and years, they are probably bad.
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