Please dont run the wires in FRONT of the alternator...
That would be...bad. (lol)
Saw that above, was sure that wasn't what you meant...
I don't recommend running them in the factory location under the alternator, because of the heat on the wires. Over time, the wires go bad in that spot first.
Also, avoid running them across any sharp metal edges; they will arc there first, as they age. We have very high voltage ignition systems, and they kill wires.
Don't ever use the old tech 'run your hand down the wire while the engine is running' way of finding bad wires; 'real man' jokes aside, these can kill you. This is not a '75 chevy ignition system.
Spend the extra money to get good wires. Use the plastic 'trees' to seperate them, and keep them away from the engine. Never let them run across the metal of the engine, or brackets, etc. Airspace is a good thing. Cooler is better.
You will notice that one set of cylinders of the engine eats the center of the plugs, the other side eats the piece that sticks out fron the side; this is normal, and due to the polarity of the spark. (we fire two plugs at the same time, one positive, one negative)
Bad O2 sensors apparently make the engine eat plugs faster; not sure why. (lean conditions?)
Just what I've seen.., had my black Cougar since '99 at 30k mi, and when I replaced the plugs, they were as described above...the o2 sensors on my red one took a dump, and ate the plugs within 20k mi...
Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.
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