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Old 01-22-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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Is this a straight remove and replace job nearly anyone could easily do? Any pitfalls to be wary of? I'm thinking of this and plugs today.
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Is this a straight remove and replace job nearly anyone could easily do? Any pitfalls to be wary of? I'm thinking of this and plugs today.
Its a very easy job, theres just two small bolts holding the distributor cap on, I think there 8MM's? Also the gap on the spark plugs are .35 and The hardest spark plug to get to is probably the last and the first because of the heater core hoses but its not really a big deal at all unless your engine is hot. Heres the firing order:
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yes just do one wire at a time as to not get the firing order wrong
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I recommend buying a premium cap and rotor if there are two levels of parts at your parts store. Not that much more. The premium parts should come with BRASS contacts, instead of aluminum.

Champion copper plugs are a good choice for your 95. Gapped of course to .035
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Make sure you keep the wires the way they came off!! Start with number one cylinder and note where it came off of the dist. cap-
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I recommend buying a premium cap and rotor if there are two levels of parts at your parts store. Not that much more. The premium parts should come with BRASS contacts, instead of aluminum.

Champion copper plugs are a good choice for your 95. Gapped of course to .035
You are correct! I checked and its only $4 more for the cap.

Thanks for the good info.
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Use some di-electric grease on the cap/wire connections and the wire/plug connections as well. It's a good idea to put a thin layer of it on the bottom of the cap too so it has a "seal" against water possibly getting in there.
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Make sure you keep the wires the way they came off!! Start with number one cylinder and note where it came off of the dist. cap-
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most people go by the screw on dist cap this pic is incorrect do not refer to it
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Why is there a little vent cap on the distributor cap? Only seen this on jeep application. Should this be sealed for water crossing applications? Those illustrations are great, thanks.
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