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Old 02-09-2012, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by crussell85
how much is this truck driven? How fresh/old is the fuel in the tank? Maybe dump in some dry gas or something. Did you ever do a compression check to try and track down what caused the oil fouled spark plugs?
It usually wasn't driven much. Just warm it up once or twice a week and move it for the street sweeper. I've been using it a lot more frequently the past few weeks because of the change in job location. The gas in the tank shouldn't be more than a month and a half old, but I could be wrong.

I will be removing the filter and inspecting the contents some time this weekend. At the friendly nudging of another member, I will also do the timing as soon as I can set some time aside for it (no pun intended), hopefully this weekend.

Also, another thing I've come to notice about the truck recently is that after it is started and/or driven, it doesn't always start back up right away. The lights and everything come on but the engine doesn't turn over. What I end up doing is shifting the transmission all the way up and down the column and then trying again. This always seems to fix the problem. This does not happen on cold starting.

Thank you for the continued help!

Last edited by lt1silverhawk; 02-09-2012 at 03:12 PM.
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