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Old 06-10-2002, 05:02 PM
Ron Johnstone Ron Johnstone is offline
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Just to wind up this thread, I had the car towed to European Motor Cars in Redwood City, near where I work. Otto couldn't find out what was the matter, ran all sorts of tests and checked all over the engine, including compression, camshaft timing, ignition timing, put in a new set of plugs, etc., etc. Finally, he got it to start, it ran very rough with clouds of black smoke, then it let a hell of a backfire and has run fine ever since. He has no idea of what the problem was, but the backfire seemed to cure it.
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