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Old 12 Oct 2007, 10:35 pm
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I have been experiencing an engine hesistation at idle for a while. I have changed the plugs and wires before and it went away for a while and came back. This time i used crane firewire and champion double platinum plugs and the problem is still there. Any ideas? Its a 2004 non turbo. I am so tired of this problem i hope someone can help.
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Old 12 Oct 2007, 11:06 pm
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injector cleaner ??
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 06:36 am
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Try NGK platinum........
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 08:43 am
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I havent tried any injector cleaner yet. Is there one that is recommended more than others? I just add that in the fuel tank right?

Why would the NGK plugs be any different?
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 09:11 am
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You stated that after you replaced the plugs and wires the problem went away for a while. I reckon your Champions are fouling or failing. Try NGK...they"re the best in my opinion. Years ago I tried Champions in a Merc. The engine would not run. Tried a different set..same problem. Won"t cost much to try anyhow ?? Won"t hurt to mix some injector cleaner with the fuel...don"t expect quick results though.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 04:18 pm
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I have always used champion platinums and the problem went away for a while. But this time i used double platinum and the problem is the same as before i changed them. But maybe ill try another brand. The engine at idle with a/c on kind of boggs down for a second sometimes. The strange thing is that the problem is normally fixed with this but not this time.

Also another question, maybe this has something to do with it. When i installed the plug wires on 2 and 3 the wire boots wouldnt sit flush like 1 and 4. It was close but the was a small gap. I tried pushing them in hard and thats as close as i could get them. Is that normal?
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 08:01 pm
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Not normal!!! You should hear a audible "click" as the boot insert clicks over the plug.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 08:10 pm
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Too right Hooligan...ALL electrical connections must be a tight fit.....
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 08:19 pm
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They clicked but on those 2 plugs the boot didnt sit exactly flush with the top of the motor. The outter 2 plugs did though. I pushed hard down on them and nada.
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Old 14 Oct 2007, 08:36 pm
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Also i forgot to add that when this happens the a/c will blow hot and then once driving get cold again.
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