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    Hi all,
    Does anyone know how often the HT leads need to be replaced on a 306? Or do you only replace if you start to have problems?

    Arthur

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    You mean the ignition leads? I wouldn't bother routinely replacing them, only if they were frayed, cracked or were causing a problem somehow.

    On my old Honda, they were recommended to be replaced when their resistance was measured to be greater than 20kohms; my leads were the original Honda ones from 1989 (eleven years ago at the time) and measured something like 120kohms... I replaced them, but didn't find any difference old vs. new.
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    Thanks Peter.

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    Normal suppression style leads should have less than 5000 ohns per foot of length. Spiral wire leads (still have electrical noise suppression) will often only be 1000 ohms per foot.
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    I had to replace the leads on my 306 at 160,000k's. The car hesitated when accellerating at low revs. It felt like it would switch on and off about 2 times per second.

    I thing they gave up from moving them when changing spark plugs. If you are carefull they will probably last the entire life of the engine.

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    Just don't get 'Top Gun' leads (available at good spare parts shops anywhere...)...

    My brother runs a workshop and has told me repeatedly that if a car comes in not running right, and it's got new 'Top Gun' leads, replacing the leads cures the problem.

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    Dont forget that on certain 306's (ie gti-6, S16, 2.0lXR/XT) you cant just replace the lead as the coil is also incorporated on the end right over the plug, almost sitting in the head, wonder why they go, i think ive had my S16 on 3cl about 3 times the last time i had the two remaining coils replaced (oem from factory)regarless of age and all new NGK plugs to suit.
    Once one coil goes the rest tend to follow in coming months on the twin cam 306's, seems to be a common fault/problem but they last a while.
    Luck has it that i havn't been too far when this has happened.
    ECHO on the "top Gun" leads, the equivalent of Kmart leads on a Froggie??!! forget it. Better of with oem.
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    Ray Bell:
    Just don't get 'Top Gun' leads (available at good spare parts shops anywhere...)...
    Is that a brand, or a bit of Bell's Vernacular?


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    What on earth is 'Bell's vernacular'?

    When I'm talking about things like this I am always very specific... 'Top Gun' is a brand sold at many spare parts outlets and also at places like K-Mart.

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    I just thought it might be a term YOU use for those crappy leads that look better than they work. Never seen the brand...

    Cheers!

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    stuey the leads Ray is refering to are bright blue "ricer style" coloured leads. I know Autopro have them, but over here SOR Kmarts stock Champion leads, dunno if they're any good though
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