> I experienced that identical problem with a 'brand new' NGK several
> years ago. Because I had done a number of other things, a bad (new)
> spark plug was about the last thing I thought of to pursue a 'missing'
> problem. Caused me an inordinate amount of difficulty before I finally
> located the cause of my problem!!
> This is the first time I've heard of someone else having had a similar
> problem, which I still don't understand, "WHY"-- like how a simple
> spark plug be bad?
Dave, you must have forgotten the requisite twice yearly sacrifice to Pele
from the top of Kilauea. :>)