Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 16:31:48 -0600
Reply-To: Larry Alofs <lalofs@ENTERACT.COM>
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From: Larry Alofs <lalofs@ENTERACT.COM>
Subject: Re: strange intermittent engine miss
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David Luddy wrote:
> While driving up the PA turnpike last night, the engine ('86 2.1) started
> to miss.
> temperature fine.
> oil fine.
> I putt-putted into the Allentown rest-stop. The idle surged between stall
> and 1000rpm.
> I shut the engine down and unloaded the rear cargo,opened up the engine
> access and did some preliminary checks.
> Found nothing obvious pulled off or leaking. I hooked up the Digitool
> (thanks Darrell !) every thing fine.
> we did our pee stop and continued north on 476.
> Running great for about 30 miles... then it starts missing again.
> made it to Tunkannock, shut down, fueled up with that 5th tank feeling
> petrol from Texaco (I've got about a 100 tank feeling... pretty boring, I
> prefer the feeling from a fifth of Glenlivet much better!)
> drove off on the final 60 miles and it runs fine the rest of the way.
> could the hot exhaust from the leak (right by #3 cyl) be heating up the
> injectors causing them to fail?
> Both times, after shutting the engine down for ten minutes, it ran fine for
> a quite a while afterword.
> so... gut feeling,
> injector bad?
> ignition fault?
> David at the ranch for the weekend.(hating intermittent fault
Have you installed the capacitor fix at the AFM connector?
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