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Old 07-01-2008, 08:42 AM
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Melted Spark Plug Boot

Hey Guys,
I noticed that one of my plug boots has melted due to being close to the headers. But what strikes me as weird is that that after 3 days at room temperature, the rubber boot is still gooey and sticks to anything it touches. It is part of an Accel Super Stock plug wire set. I'd figure that the rubber would at least set up again after it cooled. I believe that the material is silicone rubber. Anyone ever hear of this happening?
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:37 AM
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I had just the same happen with MSD wires, swapped to Crane FireWires with a smaller boot and had no problem since.
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The rubber has turned into something else. I have a couple of rubber sway bar bushings that have been sitting, unused, in the house for a few years, and they too have turned into bushing-shaped black goo.
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I had that happen. I thought it was from oil leaking onto the wires.
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