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In message <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Phil Payne) writes:
> In message <email@example.com> "Doyt W. Echelberger" writes:
> > 1986 4kcsq accelerates fine and runs strong above 40 mph, but when I try to
> > drive at 25 mph in 2d or 3d, for maybe 200 yards, the engine acts like it
> > is getting a variable supply of air and fuel, and even seems to cut out for
> > maybe a 10th of a second now and then.
> Check that there is at least a quarter inch of clearance around each of
> the plug wires along its entire length. Pay particular attention to
> #5 and the breather tube.
Should have explained this a little better, because it isn't the
position 'at rest' that's important.
What happens is that the breather junction on top of the cam cover gets
old and soft. It's then unable to support the breather tube that goes
down the side of the block in its normal position during acceleration.
That's why you see this problem in low gears when accelerating. In
place of an elegant solution, just tie-wrap the sucker to the plug
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