I will let you know how the plugs do soon. I think it will take a tank of fuel or two before I notice a difference in mileage. As you might be aware, I have needed to repair the rear end since I got this van. Currently it is at my dealer who pulled appart my rear end and discovered what I thought was an issue all along, problems with the pinion bearings.
The following is a list of what we are replacing:
1 Inner Pinion BRG Kit
1 Outer Pinion BRG
1 Outer Pinion Race (Race was scored) I suspect this was from sitting 3 years +
1 Crush sleeve
1 Pinion seal
1 Pinion nut
1 RTV (for gasket)
2 Fluid (coming from Chrysler dealer which should meet the TSB) Synthetic
Total for parts is $238.41
If I buy a rear end out of my local salvage yard or have one shipped in, I only get a 90 day warranty and have to spend about $800 on avg for the rear end which could have high mileage. In addition to that I would have to pay at least $200-$300 for the swap. I can do it myself but it just does not seem to be the best decision.
Deciding to do things this way I get mine rebuilt with new parts and I get a 1 year warranty. Also the dealer does the work and it seems to come out to be slightly less expensive.
Now after I get the rear end done, I think I will be able to report back more accurately on mileage and performance. The wires are premium Bosch wires sold at Auto Zone. They were put on using the existing wirelooms and following the existing pattern. So far the engine appears to run smooth. The Van will be tied up until at least after Tuesday getting the rear end repaired. As soon as its done I will report back. I also received the window regulator today to replace the one on my drivers side window.
My finance and I are getting married Sept 5th. We are driving down from Illinois to Florida so we should be able to give a good report on mileage, the Bosch Fusion plugs and wires.
Steve the cap was changed with the wires and I used a BWD or borg warner cap with brass contacts that I purchased at O reilys. The rotor is an Accel I bought at Auto zone.
Thank you black van and Mobile. I normally wait until I hear the pump stop and see the lights go off and then try to start. I have not attempted to cycle the key yet.
Last edited by ComicDom1; 08-12-2012 at 02:38 AM.