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Re: Occasional missing in 73 B

Subject: Re: Occasional missing in 73 B
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 11:32:15 EDT
In a message dated 5/11/99 9:37:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

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 And then it would go away for another thirty miles.  It felt loke
 someone was in there pulling the wire off the coil occasionally.  It has
 no pattern - not related to ambient temperature, engine speed, or
 And it's getting worse...I actually don't want to drive the car any
 distance at this point, for fear of a long walk home.  Any ideas?  I'm
 thinking it could be either fuel delivery or ignition (or both?), but
 without a pattern, it's hard to reproduce when the car is parked. >>

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Always start with the simple stuff.  When was the last tune up?  Look for a 
fouled plug that is misfiring.  Do you use di-lectric grease on the plug 
wires to keep out corrosion?  I've seen lots of engines that will idle fine, 
and misfire under higher revs.  Usually caused by a plug going bad or a set 
of points wearing out.

A simple tune up - points, plugs, condenser, rotor, maybe a dist. cap - 
should be the first place to look.

Allen Hefner
'77 Midget
'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport

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