Color for a cause

Performance Plus Connection, a North Carolina-based marketer of automotive heat control and electrical system products announces the expansion of the company’s line of spark plug boots, now available in bright pink.

According to Performance Plus Connection President, Vince Coscia, the pink spark plug boots, which protect the spark plug wires from the heat of the exhaust manifold, have a secondary purpose.  “I wanted to remind my friends in the performance automotive enthusiast community that we still must battle with our wives, our daughters, our nieces and our girl friends against the ravages of breast cancer.  Every $10.00 of the $29.95 price tag for these plug boots goes to our friends at Breast Cancer Awareness for Life Foundation (AFL) to help fight all forms of breast cancer.

The bright pink color will stand out on any street rod, muscle car or light truck, and is a conversation starter. 

Made of woven high temperature, non-flammable fiberglass, the Performance Plus Connection Spark Plug Boots are 6-inches long (15.24 cm) and will accommodate most straight and angle spark plug boots.  The boots have been proven to protect against ignition misfires and extend the life of the wires and boots.

For additional information visit the Performance Plus Connection website:, or contact Vince Coscia at 704. .536.4287, or email

JESEL Valvetrain Innovation Introduces New Needle Bearing Lubricant

Due to the inability of thick engine oils and assembly lubes to properly lubricate the precision needle bearings found in shaft rockers and roller lifters, JESEL has introduced a fully synthetic, self-penetrating lubricant specifically engineered for needle bearing applications. JESEL’s Dry Start Needle Bearing Lube is designed to lubricate difficult-to-reach needle bearings in all types of roller rockers and roller lifters. The pin-point applicator bottle dispenses the special lubricant consisting of a high concentration of Molybdenum to reduce friction, CAM-Shield ZDDP for excellent high pressure and anti-wear protection, and a proprietary SYNERGY technology designed to retain the lubricant in the bearings indefinitely to prevent future dry starts.

JESEL’s roller rockers and roller lifters use special “select-fit” needle bearing assembly techniques, and special precision honing operations to make its roller bearing components the most durable in the industry. Using JESEL’s Dry Start Needle Bearing Lube will add another layer of protection, especially for components that have been cleaned in solvent for inspection and reassembly. These are the most highly stressed components in a race engine, but with the proper care and lubrication they can provide long service.

Available from JESEL under PN LBE-25000 in handy 1 Fl. Oz bottles for $14.95. For more information please contact JESEL at (732) 901-1800 or online at