Dumb question about spark plug boot


5 replies to this topic
  • 01wr426

Posted January 23, 2006 - 08:21 PM

#1

My spark plug wire came apart right where it enters the plug boot. I jammed it back in there and it runs.
Is the boot supposed to come loose from the wire or am I just really lucky and it is close enough for the spark to jump across the gap?
I didnt notice any wire or anything hanging out the end of the thing so I am sure I am loosing spark and power to start etc.

What do you think?

Thanks, Eric

  • locknload

Posted January 23, 2006 - 09:36 PM

#2

I think you will find that the boot or cap screws onto the lead. have a look with a torch and you will see what looks like a self tapping screw :thumbsup:

  • SJMC_DON

Posted January 23, 2006 - 09:41 PM

#3

I think you will find that the boot or cap screws onto the lead. have a look with a torch and you will see what looks like a self tapping screw :thumbsup:


Eric is in Illinois where a torch is something that one would not want to use for inspecting ones spark plug wire
:thumbsup: :eek: :p :cool: :bonk: :worthy:

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  • jbrooks26

Posted January 23, 2006 - 10:36 PM

#4

Eric is in Illinois where a torch is something that one would not want to use for inspecting ones spark plug wire
:thumbsup: :eek: :p :cool: :thumbsup: :worthy:


New Zealand huh, torch equals flashlight. :bonk: LOL

  • locknload

Posted January 24, 2006 - 12:16 AM

#5

Eric is in Illinois where a torch is something that one would not want to use for inspecting ones spark plug wire
:thumbsup: :eek: :p :cool: :bonk: :worthy:



Flashlight lol :thumbsup:

  • 01wr426

Posted January 24, 2006 - 08:54 PM

#6

:p :thumbsup: :eek: :worthy: :bonk:

use the torch to melt the wire back into the boot? .LOL!! only kidding


I would have never guessed that there was a threaded device in there.

BTW. I called the local Yamaha stealership today looking for a wire and boot and they quoted me $84.00
they also told me it should be one piece instead of two :cool: what a bunch of jokers.

Thanks again for the much needed information !!!! :thumbsup:

Eric




 
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