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Old 11-27-2013, 11:59   #1 (permalink)
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Miss on #4 cylinder

I have a 1965 Fairlane with a 289 and an auto tranny and it has recently developed a nasty miss. I went through and took off the spark plug leads until I found that it was cylinder #4. The weird thing is that it is not consistent. It becomes very pronounced in gear and under load, but sometimes when I'm accelerating it goes away and runs great.

It did this a few months ago as well, but seemed to fix itself and ran fine for a few months after that without me having to do anything. I would rather fix it now and get it over with instead of just waiting for it to go away. I was thinking it might be a stuck lifter as there is a steady ticking noise that has always been with the car, but it was there even when it was running well. Any wisdom or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Miss on #4 cylinder

Checked the obvious , plug and lead ?
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Old 11-28-2013, 19:36   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Miss on #4 cylinder

Which plugs? I had Bosch Platinum Plus do that to me outta the box. Replaced them with Autolite XP's and have had a much happier truck.
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