[T3] Bosch plug wire question on coil wire .

William Jahn willjahn975 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 9 10:01:39 PST 2019

I think it was mainly to sell more sets. I always was careful when removing
the coil wire yet on the coil the only way to remove it is to pull on the
wire at the coil.

 It does have the 5k ohm rotor and 1k ohm plug ends. I have a radio yet
don't use it much and I feel the rotor and plug end resistance will be
enough. Now Bosch stopped making these T-3 sets yet NGK does offer a set
with solid core leads with a solid core coil lead. Beldon also makes a set
Napa offers don't say what the coil HT lead is. If I at some point need
another set I'd rather make my own although it seems to cost more if one
needs new plug ends and tin seals . Bosch doesn't use 90 degree ends in the
90 degree cap boots , they work yet 90 degree ends would be better, I think
that was a way to save on the terminals since beetles used the same basic
set wire type and had straight cop boots.  The Bosch set I got is not that
old and it's the second set I got first ones where in the late 80's and
were made the same way , it was the coil lead that died and forced me to by
another set. They even came with the rubber seals that seal the plug end
over the spark plug . I used to make plug wires decades ago it's not
difficult and you can make them fit perfectly.

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 5:41 AM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> On 8 Nov 2019 at 17:27, William Jahn wrote:
> >  Is there any issue using a solid core coil HT lead?
> None, as long as you have the resistances in the rotor and the SP
> connectors.
> I don't know why some companies still put carbon core wire in their coil
> leads. Perhaps it's just so they can sell another set in a few years.
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