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Old 10-07-2019, 05:39 PM
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Mbz 220sb spark plug wires

Anyone know what type of wires my 220sb uses? The only wires on here dont fit mine... mine are the short range unit which has 1000 ohms of resistance (or far range i get them mixed up) and i recently found out my wires have almost between 5-8Kohms on car. Any suggestions? I found some random msd wires online thatll probably work but id like second opinions first

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/msd-32239/applications

Says theyre not universal but id beg to differ lmao
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:16 PM
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karlyn are good. they make them specifically for each mb application.

I would never use the ones you listed.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:51 PM
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karlyn are good. they make them specifically for each mb application.

I would never use the ones you listed.
They didnt fit so those are out, which is why i linked those cause thosecoukd work but idk kinda unsure since theyre 100 dollars
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:34 PM
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All MB I am aware of have the ignition resistor built into the cable end that attaches to the spark plug. If you remake the cables using resistor wire, you are increasing the resistance and the engine may be unhappy.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:10 PM
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I ran into this and went to the dealer. They sold me BERU connection to go into the distributor, wire specific to the engine, and metal spark plug connectors that were also specific to the engine.

Then they told me to cut the wire to length and screw it all together.

I don't remember this being all that cheap but it was also not all that expensive.

And the engine ran smoother than it ever had before.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:10 PM
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above is why you need to buy good karlyn ones not gen aftermarket.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:44 PM
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I ran into this and went to the dealer. They sold me BERU connection to go into the distributor, wire specific to the engine, and metal spark plug connectors that were also specific to the engine.

Then they told me to cut the wire to length and screw it all together.

I don't remember this being all that cheap but it was also not all that expensive.

And the engine ran smoother than it ever had before.
Ok well i guess my best bet is to do this first. Im going to see if they have it
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:32 PM
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Dealer only has 3 of 6 wires, calling them obsolete. Rip, they gonna call classic tomorrow and see how much they are and if they have em
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:43 PM
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You can buy ready made sets for about 100 dollars and I sure wouldn't bother with MB for stuff like this. Using the correct spark plug makes all the difference if you really want it to run right.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:35 PM
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Dealer only has 3 of 6 wires, calling them obsolete. Rip, they gonna call classic tomorrow and see how much they are and if they have em
When I bought the 'wires' they were not made up. They said I needed so many feet of wire and all the other parts.

But now that I think about it that was like... Twenty-five years ago.

But the point is to get the best you can. This is not an area to cheap out on. The good news is you will very likely never have to do this again if you do it right the first time.
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:19 PM
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You can buy ready made sets for about 100 dollars and I sure wouldn't bother with MB for stuff like this. Using the correct spark plug makes all the difference if you really want it to run right.
Where could i find a set like this?
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:46 PM
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[QUOTE=Wolfbane323;3965997]Where could i find a set like this?[/QUOT

You can buy spark plugs at NAPA. NGK BP5ES work better than anything else I've ever used. K&K has the exact wires you need.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:51 PM
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Where could i find a set like this?[/QUOT

You can buy spark plugs at NAPA. NGK BP5ES work better than anything else I've ever used. K&K has the exact wires you need.
Whats K&K? Is there a PN for the wireset i can look up? Also i have some champion spark plugs on it right now as the book called for N6Y or something and thats what these are
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:36 PM
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So i found some short range unit spark plug wires from a dead v8 71 benz and checked the wires for continuity and theyhave about 6-8K ohms of resistance, i checked a spark plug from my car which i had taken out and it has like 6-10 ohms of resistance, it varies alot between 4-10 and i cant get a solid steady reading just between 4-10 ohms. Should i just try to use these wires onto my benz? They fit into my cap fine and my plugs have the lil thread piece on top to take off so these can click on top. Thats how it was on the dead 71 so should i just try these wires?
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