ignition lead

Discussion in 'Engine' started by underdog, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. underdog

    underdog New Member

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    Hi all i am very new to my mercedes clk 320 and i recently found that one of my spark plug leads is sparking on the outside of the lead and it seems to b shorting out HELP advice needed many thanks
     
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    carat 3.6 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Welcome to the forum, time for new leads perhaps...
     
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    Benza750 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You can buy a set from ECP or individually from from the dealer.
     
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    Also be aware that the engine in your car has 12 spark plugs and leads and I think that the leads from the ignition units are different length.
     
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    grober MB Club Veteran

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    If you can access the lead in question you could try a blob of neutral cure [ not the common or garden acetic acid stuff!] silicon sealant as a temporary fix. Silicone Adhesive Sealant : Epoxies & Silicon Sealant : Maplin Electronics If the problem is localised mechanical damage to one lead fine. If however its an indication your leads are past their sell by date a new set of leads is the answer.
     
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