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Old 07-21-2003, 11:12 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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I put new mounts in about four or five weeks ago -- helped quite a bit, but it still rumbles.

The only thing I can find is that #3 plug is a little darker than the rest, donno why except maybe a dribbly injector. This could make the O2 sensor think "rich" and lean out accordingly, so that it's actually running too lean with excess fuel dripping from #3. I suppose I will have to spring for new injectors soon, if I cannot find anything wrong with the fuel distributor.

I did replace all the vac lines, including the idle control valve hoses, something you might want to look into -- in my case, I think the idle mixture was set with all the leaks (I replace ALL the rubber connectors, every single one was shot!), so it ran very rich afterwards. Still thumped -- sure hope it's not the fuel distributor.....

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