Woops I broke a ht lead

badshot1uk

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Hi all

Being rather an inpatiant person I wanted to change the plugs on my 230te as it was idling a little odd.
I couldnt wait till the service next month so i decided to 'ave a go myself'!.
I managed to pull a ht lead compleatly out of its rubber socket thingy oopps!

the strange thing is if i push it back in it makes no difference to the cars performance or starting!

Is this normal as i would have expected it to start to run on 3 cylinders or something.

One other question is for future ref do the ht leads just pull out or do i need to twist em a bit?

Cheers again all

Paul
 

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Originally posted by badshot1uk
One other question is for future ref do the ht leads just pull out or do i need to twist em a bit?

Paul,

I've seen special long nosed pliers for pulling HT leads off Mercedes. They have special shape jaws that clamp around the cable cap. Maybe you can improvise something.
 

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