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Re: The old A has it in for me

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kopeck said: (quoted from post at 20:06:23 10/31/12)
mkirsch said: (quoted from post at 11:45:50 10/31/12) Fine-tuning the timing does wonders for random misses in my experience.


I've had the mag all over the place, advanced retarded you name it.

I was kind of surprised at how little effect had on the engine running over all.

K


I had a strange experience like this, kind of reminded me of yours. Here it is:

I replaced the head gasket. It needed a new one badly. I went ahead and adjusted the valves on her, because it wont run right until you do. Turns out I forgot to bolt down the rocker arm assembly and just slapped the valve cover over it. She had good compression...for about as much time as it took to run a test. After that she started missing. Couldnt figure out what the hell happened. Someone mentioned to me to just take the valve cover off and look...well, the picture easily describes what I saw. She was only running on #2 and #3. I properly bolted down the rocker arm assy and she runs like a champ now.

Bottom line, if all else fails, just pull the valve cover off and run it, see what the valves are doing.
This post was edited by PretendFarmer at 12:22:59 10/31/12 2 times.

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