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post #1 of 18 Old 09-12-2010, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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Ordered My Kolak Tune Up Kit

Had couple questions..

I have never dealt with a cap and rotor (did a search), but how do you take it off? I knw it's held on by 2 bolts. How do I take that rotor off? Sorry guys, I have been spoiled with coil packs or COP all my life

Do I need to put any die-electric grease on anything?

Should I use anti-seize in the threads of the spark plugs?

Thanks for the help


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post #2 of 18 Old 09-12-2010, 04:57 AM
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rotor and button just pops right off. a touch of anti-seize will help with future plug changes but some people don't. just remember where each plug wire goes.
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2x on the rotor, just pull it strait up. And most important, do your self a huge favor and Mark your plug wires and cap well before you pull the wires. I use white tape and clearly mark both wires to plug numbers and wires to cap positions. I even use a marker and write on the cap. keep in mind the wires are not all the same length.
I make many water crossings, so to help keep water from stalling my motor, I also run a thin bead of silicon on the cap edge or seat,
And last but not least, before installing Always check your spark plug gap. If need be you can buy a gaper from any auto part store for @1$dollhair if you do not have a feller gauge.

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rotor and button just pops right off. a touch of anti-seize will help with future plug changes but some people don't. just remember where each plug wire goes.
don't use antiseze, it has copper in it and when it melts out can cause all sorts of arcing issues.

use a non conductive grease(supplied in most wire kits) on the boots so you can remove them easier.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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How much is it and what is including in this Tune Up Kit ? I'd like to do one on my Jeep as well.

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How much is it and what is including in this Tune Up Kit ? I'd like to do one on my Jeep as well.
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Hi,

Here's all the information about my Kolak Ignition Upgrade for your 1998 ZJ I6:

My recommendations for the 4.0 ZJ ignition system are designed to improve idle quality and throttle response, and to improve and maximize current transfer. This really helps support other modifications. Here's what I recommend:

Magnecor KV85 ignition wires
MSD high output replacement coil
Coil adapter harness for '98+ Jeep
Heavy duty US made brass terminal distributor cap with rotor
Autolite platinum plugs

Price for the kit is $210.00.

JeepForum members get 10% off the price of the kit.

If you'd like to get the kit, I just need your zip code to calculate shipping charges.

Thanks
Kolak
Seems like a well put together kit

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don't use antiseze, it has copper in it and when it melts out can cause all sorts of arcing issues.

use a non conductive grease(supplied in most wire kits) on the boots so you can remove them easier.
We are not talking about the spark plug boots. We are talking about putting anti-seize on the threads of the spark plugs....

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2x on the rotor, just pull it strait up. And most important, do your self a huge favor and Mark your plug wires and cap well before you pull the wires. I use white tape and clearly mark both wires to plug numbers and wires to cap positions. I even use a marker and write on the cap. keep in mind the wires are not all the same length.
I make many water crossings, so to help keep water from stalling my motor, I also run a thin bead of silicon on the cap edge or seat,
And last but not least, before installing Always check your spark plug gap. If need be you can buy a gaper from any auto part store for @1$dollhair if you do not have a feller gauge.
Yes I do know to mark each wire and the cap before pulling the old stuff off, and of course I will need to gap the plugs before I put them in

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Seems like a well put together kit
Hmm thanks for the info. Sounds like a nice kit.

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When I ordered mine Kolak said US made cap and rotor but it clearly says Made in Mexico on the cap I recieved. That would technically be made in one of the Americas but not in the US. I am happy with the performance though.

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I use the Borg Warner Select cap and rotor in my kit - the quality is excellent. They moved some manufacturing to Mexico some time ago. Guess I need to reword my description but there is no change in the quality of the components.

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When I ordered mine Kolak said US made cap and rotor but it clearly says Made in Mexico on the cap I recieved. That would technically be made in one of the Americas but not in the US. I am happy with the performance though.

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I use the Borg Warner Select cap and rotor in my kit - the quality is excellent. They moved some manufacturing to Mexico some time ago. Guess I need to reword my description but there is no change in the quality of the components.
Nick.. Do you recommend anti-seize on the plugs and some die-electric grease on the rotor?

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Yes - always a good idea.

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Nick.. Do you recommend anti-seize on the plugs and some die-electric grease on the rotor?

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Any chance I could buy just the wires and MSD coil from you? I've already put fresh plugs and cap/rotor on it.
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Absolutely! Just send me a PM to remind me to price that for you.


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Any chance I could buy just the wires and MSD coil from you? I've already put fresh plugs and cap/rotor on it.

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