Re: [DML] Rough running, poor accelleration, think its Lambda related
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Re: [DML] Rough running, poor accelleration, think its Lambda related

This is all very strange. The plugs, wires, cap/rotor are all less 
that a year old. I gapped them to all .025. (The manual says 
between .024-.028) I removed the cap and rotor today and noticed 
black fouling on all of the contacts. The spring-loaded contact in 
the center of the cap was recessed into the cap slightly. When I 
pressed on it if fell out!  I don't understand because I have done 
everything according to the work shop manual. What would cause this?


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Niemczewski" <dmctom@...> wrote:
> Nathan
> Arcing indicates that your wires need to be replaced. Of course 
you need to 
> keep in mind that old spark plugs or incorrectly gapped plugs can 
cause the 
> same problem. If the gap is way too large it will cause the 
voltage to raise 
> to such a level that it breaks the insulation and arcs to the 
engine. If the 
> plugs are fairly new and correctly gapped you will need to replace 
the spark 
> plug wires. Replace ALL of them including the one from the coil to 
> distributor and the problem will go away. You will also notice 
that the 
> engine is easier to start, runs smoother and reacts better to gas 
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