View Full Version : Plug wires and distributor

08-24-2006, 12:18 PM
Id like to replace my plug wires and distributor. They set I have now has Indmar on them. Anybody replace theirs with a set they got at Napa that wasnt Indmar? Larry from Indmar are you out there?

Brian Raymond
08-24-2006, 12:31 PM
I would stay OEM, especially when dealing with electrical and fuel components. By replacing with OEM parts, you can be assured that those items meet all the proper specs. for marine application. Brian Raymond

Engine Nut
08-24-2006, 07:22 PM
Once again The Boat Boy speaks the truth. Cheap spark plug wires may not have boots and insulation that will hold up under the extreme conditions that a marine engine is exposed to. Split boots or cracked insulation could allow arcing that could ignite gasoline fumes if you had a fuel leak. The distributor cap must seal tight against the distruibutor body to prevent arcing as well.


08-24-2006, 07:36 PM
Ok, you convinced me. Thanks guys for the input.