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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
Comments: To: David Luddy <bugle@EPIX.NET>
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David Luddy wrote:

> hello, > 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. > Sooooo.... > 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 > diagnosis)

Have you installed the capacitor fix at the AFM connector?

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