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Well, Just Darn . . .

Well, I thought it was fixed.

Jan and I headed out about 1pm, first for lunch at SnoozeAM. Then it was off to her favorite nail salon to get her toesies done. And while she was doing that, I drove over to Lowe’s to get some stainless-steel screws, washers, and nuts for my next project.

So stay tuned.

As far as the truck, apparently it’s not fixed. It started out fine, running nice and smooth, but by the time we got to the light before getting onto the Interstate, it was running rough again.

And when I checked the code, the P0307 Cylinder #7 Misfire was back.

Bummer.

So when we got home, I let the engine cool down and then put the old coil back in, just to see what would happen. Once again, after clearing the code, I cranked up and it ran fine.

But I guess we’ll see tomorrow on the way to work. If I’m still having problems, then I’ll take a few minutes at work and this time swap a couple of coils around to see what happens.

I even went back online to double-check I was really looking at the right cylinder, and I was.

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So now I may have to look at whether or not there’s a problem with the control signal feeding the coil from the computer, or where ever it comes from. I’ll see what I can find online.

Roger Kilgore, one of our readers, suggested that I go ahead and replace the rest of the spark plugs since there was so much wear on the one I pulled out. I guess that great minds think alike, since 7 more plugs were already on my shopping list.



Thought for the Day:
 

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C.S. Lewis

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One Response to Well, Just Darn . . .

  1. Doug says:

    My guess is a partially broken wire or bad connection in the plug. Heat warms it up enough that it expands and does not make a complete connection.

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