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JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
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JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
Ok need help identifying these wires

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Friend just bought a JDM B16B hatch and after two days of owning it, one of the spark plug wires stopped working. So went to Autozone and took a look at all the other wires that we thought might work (usdm B16A2,3, GSR...). Those all had the long spark plug boot instead of the short one like in the pic. I have researched like crazy... cant find any info on this wire. It says "magstar gold mag wire" on it. I found the magstar website but none of the tabs will load for me and it appears to be a marine wire.... What I'm wondering is if maybe he has a different head on his B16B. Any help appreciated as he is driving around with a D16Y8 wire on it and the hood wont shut right haha.

Point me in the right direction please!

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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
LOL those look funny...

on a serious note...i've never seen wires like that on a Honda but fortunately Honda did stamp every one of their cyl. heads by a series of one letter and two numbers...the stamping is visible thru the front of the cyl. head underneith the valve cover but on top of the exhaust ports

and example is "P08" wich is a d16 sohc vtec head
"P30" wich is a b16 dohc vtec head
"P72" wich is a gsr head
"P73" wich is a type R head
and those are the only ones i know 4rm the top of my head

and in a circular stamp...honda also put the year of the head as well so let us know what u find

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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
Odd I've never seen any short wires for a B series motor. Picture of the motor?

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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
He went home for the night but I will get pics of the motor tomorrow. Block is stamped B16B... but like I said, I'll have to investigate the head a little more. It also has 12 point spark plugs in it? If that helps identify it lol. Cant get them out without a special socket...

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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
I have some odd feeling that the spark plugs sit too high.

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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
(05-11-2012 09:53 PM)Indey Wrote:  I have some odd feeling that the spark plugs sit too high.

...and so they made some weird spark plug wires work with the weird plugs? Yeah could be... ugh. I guess the previous owner had a shop do EVERYTHING as far as the swap/tune up/oil and he knows nothing about it.

So assuming it is a B16B head, what spark plug wire would be the usdm equivalent?? Shouldn't any B16 wire fit?

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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
(05-11-2012 09:57 PM)skeeper Wrote:  
(05-11-2012 09:53 PM)Indey Wrote:  I have some odd feeling that the spark plugs sit too high.

...and so they made some weird spark plug wires work with the weird plugs? Yeah could be... ugh. I guess the previous owner had a shop do EVERYTHING as far as the swap/tune up/oil and he knows nothing about it.

So assuming it is a B16B head, what spark plug wire would be the usdm equivalent?? Shouldn't any B16 wire fit?

All b series wires are the same.

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JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
CTR, ITR, B16 all use the same exact head casting. Wires will be the same for all applications. Not sure what was on there before, but I would go to Honda or Acura and pick up an OEM set.


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JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
As for the plugs, replace them with NGK plugs for an ITR.


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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
Nice! Guess we will work on getting those spark plugs out and go from there. Thanks!

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JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
BTW, what I suggested above is what I did for my B16B motor and I never had an issue with it.


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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
(05-11-2012 10:34 PM)B16_Sol Wrote:  BTW, what I suggested above is what I did for my B16B motor and I never had an issue with it.


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Ok cool, is autozone going to carry spark plugs for a B18C5 or are we gonna have to order them online somewhere?

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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
autozone doesn't carry ngk wires


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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
(05-11-2012 10:52 PM)shinobi Wrote:  autozone doesn't carry ngk wires

plugs though...

...just searched the autozone website, looks like they do! cool Big Grin

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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
oops. Yeah they have plugs. haha.


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Yes they do.


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RE: JDM B16B spark plug wire indentification help
Okay so figured it out! just thought I would post up what it was, in the rare event someone else runs into this lol.

The car had these in it http://fireintheholedist.com/directHits.htm . Strange, I've never seen anything like them before. Its an NA car so I cant figure out why these were even worth someone putting in... oh well. So thanks for your help guys, car is now running on oem spark plug wires.

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Awesome!!!

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So I was right :P

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(05-17-2012 09:10 PM)Indey Wrote:  So I was right :P

haha yup Big Grin

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must be for vtakk

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