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Thread: Spark plugs gone bad maybe
kick


Hauling
Posts: 149
posted January 16, 2004 01:39 PM

Spark plugs gone bad maybe

Right after that really cold week, of snow and ice my truck hasn't been runing right. Well its been kind of hard, and sounds wreid to start. Like its all most runing on only one rotor when u try to start it. But once its been wreamed up it ideals fine and sounds fine.

Yesterday I took it out to show a buddy my truck. I took it up to about 6k on the tach, but when I let my buddy driver it it would die on him. He didn't take it up as high as I did, but just drove it like any other car. It died a good three or four times. But when I got back in it, it ran fine.

I just started it up tonight after sitting 24 hours, and it was a little hard to get her to ideal with out being right their. It also sounded really wired also.

So dose anyone think it could be the plugs?
I think it could be t he plugs, but can a rotor start and run ok with one plug shot, or two plugs shot? That I don't know. I would like to see what some people here that knows these a little bit better then I do have to say. Before I go off and drop 24-30 bucks on plugs..

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Klaus43


Rotorhead
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posted January 16, 2004 02:03 PM

Could be...:

Crap in your floatbowl...? Bad gas? (Look for pinhead-size or smaller droplets of water in it...) Pickup tube in tank plugging up with crap?
Bad ignitor? Poor connection at...? location? Plug(s) getting fouled? (Pull 'em, inspect 'em, and clean 'em with a little blast of B-12 and a wire brush...) Ignition wire going bad? Ground connection getting 'iffy' somewhere due to corrosion? Sucking thru of oil past the worn control rings upon engine deceleration from higher RPM's? Vacuum leak perhaps dependent upon thermal expansion/contraction to appear/disappear?
Hope all this helps!

       
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kick


Hauling
Posts: 149
posted January 16, 2004 02:06 PM

Ill look in to them all, thanks Klaus.
I just get scared when this happens, then I start thinking my engine might be fucked. lol

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Klaus43


Rotorhead
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posted January 17, 2004 12:53 PM

That sounds unlikely...

...more likely, it's just the (usual) oldschool project during an Oregon winter BS... say 'hullo' to corrosion, water in fuel, etc., etc., etc...
Unfortunately, this time of year tends to affect both fuel and ignition issues... especially for those of us who can't garage our projects.

       
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