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Re: car runs on one cylinder

Subject: Re: car runs on one cylinder
From: Matt Liggett <>
Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 12:47:42 -0400
At Wed, 15 May 1996 13:59:15 -0400 (EDT), "W. R. Gibbons" writes:
> Um....  I've deleted Allan's original post, but I believe he said pulling 
> 3 spark plug wires one at a time made no difference.  The test of whether 
> it is running on 1 cylinder would properly be to pull 3 spark plug wires 
> all at once, and show it makes no difference.

Not if parts of the engine were firing only on compression.  I've had
plenty of engines diesel for a few seconds or more.  High compression
or low-octane fuel could both account for this.

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