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Spark plug wire boot popin off in first when accelerating fast

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If entire wire is coming off, see if you can slide boot out of the way enough to squeeze & tighten connector to plug. Squeeze it so that the ends slide inside each other or closer to each other for better grasp on plug. If it's the boot only sliding up, clean wire & boot good, then apply a little high heat silicone around the top of boot and see if that works. Try to let it cure good before you go zipping around again.

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