OskarBlue
Hello Again - 
I am wondering if there are any recommendations for or warnings about what sort of ignition cables I should get for the my 1972 Super Beetle?
Thanks again folks!
rW
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OskarBlue wrote:
Hello Again - 
I am wondering if there are any recommendations for or warnings about what sort of ignition cables I should get for the my 1972 Super Beetle?
Thanks again folks!
rW


Well..
the original wire type will last for ages...
and are the cheapest..
the silicone types can break down with high temperatures..
You can also break the inner core just by pulling on the lead to pull it off a spark plug etc.. very delicate..

there are some nice larger cables that should handle the high temperatures  and are very well made..
these are also much more expensive...

If Your beetle engine is standard...
the normal wire type using VW ends etc are fine...

cheers

LEE

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OskarBlue
Thanks. That's good to know. I'll stick with the original wire type. Also any recommendations for spark plugs? I have Bosch R0 565's in there right now.
Thanks again!
rW
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OskarBlue wrote:
Thanks.
That's good to know. I'll stick with the original wire type.
 Also any recommendations for spark plugs?
I have Bosch R0 565's in there right now.
Thanks again!
rW


Hi rW
normal Bosch plugs are W5AC  [W175T1]
B5HS in NGK plugs..
I think I have seen a Bosch R0 number on the spark plug box??
the number on the plug itself should be W5AC  or  W175T1
  [Bosch uses both numbers]

I bought My first Beetle in 1968.. a 1959 model.. and when You think You know just about everything.. another question pops up.. which I have no idea about.. lol..
and there is no such thing as a silly or stupid question...

cheers

Lee in Australia --

 Winter over here --

I will use the heater for the next few months




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The Bosch spark plugs do have an RO number on them... not sure what they mean?
but I think Mine has RO545 on them but they are W5AC Bosch plugs..

I did have W8AC in them for a while...
I don't know of any difference, nothing I can see...

cheers

LEE

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OskarBlue
Thanks guys. I am about to post another message that might be a little general, but I have some questions that I would like to see if anyone can help with. Look forward to the feedback.
Thanks again!
rW
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