difference between 93 and 94 plug wires? - TCCoA Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
6th Gear Poster
 
jda95bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Batesburg, SC
Age: 40
Posts: 647
difference between 93 and 94 plug wires?

So I decided to change my plugs today in my V6 and one of the wires ripped apart. I got a ride to Advanced to pick up some more wires but they were out of stock.

He checked on mustang wires but we were both pretty sure that they would be the same and they were. He looked up 93 t bird wires and they were in stock. I went ahead and bought them because the V8 is out of commision and I need a car tonight.

Does anyone know of any diferences in the wires? The boot looks to be a different shape but that could just be the brand. I'm pretty sure that the heads are the same from year to year. I was thinking that maybe the 93 wires might be a different length or maybe Advanced just screwed up when they listed them.

I'm going now to try and put them on so I guess I'll fing out if they work. If they don't then I will have to try and find a ride to the next town.
jda95bird is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 05:17 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
jk69cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: vernon hills, IL
Age: 42
Posts: 5,978
i guess your findign out now that the coil wire is too short for the mn12 car from a mustang kit , the wires for the cylinders should be ok

64 ford galaxie -FE powered beast!- sleeping giant
69 cougar standard- 347/c6 -efi restomod, heidts prog 4 link heavily modified front, custom strutrods boxed lowers rollerperches 620 lowering springs! meier shock tower brace
96 f150 supercab lifted beast! 351 powered beast
87 shasta roadmaster 29ft travel trailer- pimpdaddy camping!
mn12 less!
jk69cat is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
6th Gear Poster
 
jda95bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Batesburg, SC
Age: 40
Posts: 647
No the mustang wires were out of stock also. I bought the 93 tbird wires. I was wondering why they were listed as in stock while the ones for a 94 bird were out of stock.
jda95bird is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
6th Gear Poster
 
jda95bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Batesburg, SC
Age: 40
Posts: 647
Well I'm done. All of the wires were about two inches longer than the ones I took off but that could just be the manufacturer(Xact). I changed all six wires and had two left. There was no coil wire. They both had regular boots on them and one was only about 7 or 8 inches long so I used the old coil wire. But the car fired up and is running fine.
jda95bird is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 10:16 PM
PostWhore
 
fast Ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Caledon, Ontario ... CANADA !
Posts: 1,548
Wasn't 94 the first year for DIS on the 3.8 NA ... hence no coil wire??


cheers
Ed N.

95 T-Bird SC 5-speed -- SOLD!!
88 T-Bird Turbo Coupe 5-speed
07 Mustang GT 5-speed with some stuff
fast Ed is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
6th Gear Poster
 
jda95bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Batesburg, SC
Age: 40
Posts: 647
Quote:
Wasn't 94 the first year for DIS on the 3.8 NA ... hence no coil wire??
I don't know I've never seen a 93 or earlier 3.8.
jda95bird is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 11:55 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
The Great Obucina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: palm beach county
Age: 38
Posts: 9,966
Send a message via AIM to The Great Obucina
Quote:
Originally Posted by jda95bird
I don't know I've never seen a 93 or earlier 3.8.

well, how bout some dedcutive reasoning.....do you have DIS on your 94?




"Booyah". Stu Scott.
1996 Braincoated, all Aluminum PI powered and obscenely loud Pearl White Tbird [email protected] AKA Dyrdek.
2013 Black on black FX2 Supercrew Ecoboost F150. Roll onto the scene with the ceiling missing.
The Great Obucina is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-18-2005, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
6th Gear Poster
 
jda95bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Batesburg, SC
Age: 40
Posts: 647
Quote:
well, how bout some dedcutive reasoning.....do you have DIS on your 94?
I was half asleep when I posted. DIS means distributorLESS ignition system, right? My 94 has a distributor. I popped the hood on my friends 97 when he came and gave me a ride to go get plugs and his was DIS so I'm guessing it started in 95-96. Most likely 96 since t birds tend to go in pairs.
jda95bird is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-18-2005, 12:10 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
The Great Obucina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: palm beach county
Age: 38
Posts: 9,966
Send a message via AIM to The Great Obucina
Quote:
Originally Posted by jda95bird
I was half asleep when I posted. DIS means distributorLESS ignition system, right? My 94 has a distributor. I popped the hood on my friends 97 when he came and gave me a ride to go get plugs and his was DIS so I'm guessing it started in 95-96. Most likely 96 since t birds tend to go in pairs.
ok. well, if the plug wires between the 2 3.8 wire sets were different, the other one was either the wrong wires or were for an SC thunderbird since they use DIS.




"Booyah". Stu Scott.
1996 Braincoated, all Aluminum PI powered and obscenely loud Pearl White Tbird [email protected] AKA Dyrdek.
2013 Black on black FX2 Supercrew Ecoboost F150. Roll onto the scene with the ceiling missing.
The Great Obucina is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-18-2005, 01:36 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,921
calf/NY 94-95's had DIS, 48 state 94-95' had a distributor like the 89-93's did. All 96-97's have DIS.
rancherlee is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome