[T3] Bosch plug wire question on coil wire .

William Jahn willjahn975 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 13:52:44 PST 2019

 I noticed one difference between the old Bosch wires and the newer ones ,
the old ones have brass cap terminal ends the new ones are silver colored .
Can't tell it they are plated or stainless, or if even matters.

On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 5:34 AM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> On 9 Nov 2019 at 21:17, William Jahn wrote:
> > The two sets of Bosch wires I got seem to reach well enough though #1
> could
> > be a bit longer at least it wouldn't hurt if it had 2" more.
> Sounds like Bosch made some changes in the lengths over the years. I think
> I generally make the #1 wire maybe 6" longer than what comes in the boxes.
> >  I'm pretty sure I have 1 and 2 in the right path from the cap over the
> > breather tucked under the breather tab then down to the one double holder
> > that's near the edge of the oil bath hidden with the oil bath in place
> then
> > outside and over the fuel line and outside of  FI plug for #1.
> That sounds perfect.
> > I favored the cap booths so 1 & 2 face the right and it was just enough
> > where they don't touch anything probably why I need to move them out of
> > the breather to lift the cap away enough .
> One advantage of the OG dist cap ends is that they are easy to pull out of
> the dist cap and set aside while working inside the dist.
> > I don't have a great crimping tool for the cap or coil ends
> That's another big advantage of using the OG dist cap ends: They screw
> into
> the wire so there's no crimping required. Some of our cars also came with
> a
> special resistor end for the nose of the coil, which also screws into the
> wire.
> If you have that piece (also NLA new) then all 5 of your SP wires have
> screw
> connections at each end.
> Note, however, that the screw connectors are not suitable for carbon core
> wire. The best thing to do with that wire is to throw it away and replace
> it with
> copper or stainless core wire.
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