Aftermarket plug leads for Mk-2

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Aftermarket plug leads for Mk-2

Postby DouglasH » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:49 am

Has anyone fitted other leads to their Mk-2. Would like to get NGK Blues, can't seem to find anyone selling them, Moss do a NGK performance plug lead set and they are blue...anyone know if they are the famous NGK Blues, if you see what I mean.
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Postby Richardn » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:56 am

They are the ones I have on mine
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Postby kevham » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:10 pm

Douglas,
I had a set of NGK blues from MOSS on my Mk1 but that was years ago and it's possible that they've changed the construction since then.
I currently have a set of the Sportsline 8.0mm leads from MX5Parts.co.uk
However, they are a wee bit long and you have to be careful they don't rub on the cam cover or coil pack. They're also a bit expensive for what they are. Depending on price, I'd probably go for the MOSS items.
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Postby stratos_blue » Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:28 pm

What benefits are to be had from these leads and how much are they ..? Is fitting them something that you would do after improving other parts of a cars performance or are there improvements to be had on an unmodified engine ..? Just curious , not thinking of buying them or anything .............YET :!:
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Postby kevham » Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:38 pm

stratos_blue wrote:What benefits are to be had from these leads and how much are they ..? Is fitting them something that you would do after improving other parts of a cars performance or are there improvements to be had on an unmodified engine ..? Just curious , not thinking of buying them or anything .............YET :!:


IMHO, no performance improvement really. But after 50k miles (sometimes less), the plug leads on Mk1s and Mk2s often pack up and need replacing. Aftermarket leads are generally cheaper than Mazda and might even last longer.......

Note that Mk2.5s have a different lead/coil pack configuration from earlier cars.
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Postby DouglasH » Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:48 pm

Thanks Richard and Kev, was just to confirm they were the right ones, I was told by another parts distributor that NGK Blues had been discontinued and as Moss were calling them 'NGK Performance leads' and not 'Blues' caused me to doubt. Also in the catalogue Moss only quote part number for Mk-1 and in STHT they say they fit all models, will give them a call.
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