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Re: Engine miss

Postby Denny Clayton » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:32 pm

Eugene wrote:
Jason_Coffey wrote:If there is a way to test for a warped head I would definitely try it.
Compression test, dry then wet. I don't think that a warped head is the problem with #3 cylinder. More than likely worn or stuck rings since that cylinder is pumping oil - fouling the spark plug.

Just go ahead with the SeaFoam treatment, work the engine. It may take a while for the rings to free up - maybe never. In the mean time, you will probably continue to foul the spark plug. Next time you have to replace the #3 plug, go with a hotter plug and open the gap up a bit.

While you are adding Seafoam to the oil also add it to the gas. Then work it.
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Re: Engine miss

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:42 am

Jason_Coffey wrote:I am also going to Napa . . . some 8mm wires. . . .

You need to use solid copper core wires. If you have resistor wires, they will contribute to your problem.

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Re: Engine miss

Postby Jason_Coffey » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:21 pm

Jim, my wires are solid copper core. I haven't changed anything since I found the fouled plug. It is still running like a top. :D

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