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Old 07-13-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default had to drive home on 2 cylinders

now that's what i can eco boost

long story short, stopped and sprayed down my motor, ends up 99 wires don't resist water well and i got water in my #2, #3, and #4 spark plug holes, #4 dried out fast so i unplugged 2 and 3 and drove the 5 miles home.
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Hate it when that happens.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:36 PM   #3
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Happened to me too. Water sneaked under my COP mounting plate. Once water seeps in them plugs they just love to short out.
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The ignitor in my old subaru crapped out in traffic leading up to the GW Bridge in NYC cutting off one coil (wasted spark). WOT barely got me rolling enough to get off the highway. Two young white people hanging out in the bronx with a car full of camping gear and expensive looking mountain bikes with the hood up after driving 10 hours ain't cool. Neither was the $500 tow home, or the $180 ignitor, or the Tbone totaled accident 2 months later. ****. Anyway.

Point is I'm surprised the car ran well enough to get you home, mine would barely move with half dead cylinders. How far were you? Did you disconnect the injectors too?

I can't recall the last time I washed my engine. Never? I can definitely see that issue with the COPs. I'm glad you got home
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