It's too far to go, I live in the Bay Area. I like my tech, so I will continue to work with him, going from the less expensive to the more expensive. I appreciate all the suggestions as to what it might be, so that I can rule them out, again, going from the east $$ on up. The service records i have are a bit spotty about the 90,000 service, so it might be something like a spark plug or resistor.
My question, though
Could the missing have anything to do with the coil wire shorting out? it was not missing, although running rough, until the coiol wire shorted out.