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Old 05-05-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
Zorba
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Ford Escort - engine

Hi,

I need your help to figure out why my engine is sputtering for 15-20 minutes when it is cold. It does start ok when cold
and
After that is just running ok without problems. The engine misses are random and I can correlate them with a cylinder ,
have no timing but are felt more when I accelerate when shaking occur.

I changed the gas , air filters, spark plugs rotor cap but it did not help. Is this an electrical problem or engine
related?

Any ideas?

Thank you,

Chris


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Old 05-05-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
Jeff
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"Zorba" <nospam@nonexistent.com> wrote in message
news:5wqee.37041$tg1.11776@edtnps84...
> Hi,
>
> I need your help to figure out why my engine is sputtering for 15-20
> minutes when it is cold. It does start ok when cold
> and
> After that is just running ok without problems. The engine misses are
> random and I can correlate them with a cylinder ,
> have no timing but are felt more when I accelerate when shaking occur.
>
> I changed the gas , air filters, spark plugs rotor cap but it did not
> help. Is this an electrical problem or engine
> related?


how about changing the spark plug wires?

Jeff

> Any ideas?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Chris
>
>



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Old 05-05-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
Sharon K.Cooke
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It may be a moisture problem; use the silicone dielectric tune-up grease at the
sparkplug and distributor boots.

Jeff wrote:
>
> "Zorba" <nospam@nonexistent.com> wrote in message
> news:5wqee.37041$tg1.11776@edtnps84...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I need your help to figure out why my engine is sputtering for 15-20
> > minutes when it is cold. It does start ok when cold
> > and
> > After that is just running ok without problems. The engine misses are
> > random and I can correlate them with a cylinder ,
> > have no timing but are felt more when I accelerate when shaking occur.
> >
> > I changed the gas , air filters, spark plugs rotor cap but it did not
> > help. Is this an electrical problem or engine
> > related?

>
> how about changing the spark plug wires?
>
> Jeff
>
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Chris
> >
> >

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