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Old 05-17-2006, 09:38 PM
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My truck start's surging and missing and losing cylinders fast. I guess it's time for a tune up. Poor thing never gets any attention. I just beat on it till it breaks. I bought 8 AC Delco R45TS plugs and found this in tweo packages. Both plugs have the correct PN stamped on it. What's up with that?


Check the second pic for why my trucks performance is going down hill. Looks like a little oil control with a hint of additives.
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:56 PM
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this thread needs pics.
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:33 AM
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Here. This picture should solve everything. (he he)
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:18 AM
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I think my dial up host timed out.

Pics would be good here.
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:24 AM
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Now that I saw the pics, I still dont see the problem.
I pull plugs out of my ol yeller ford all the time. I just hit them with the needle scaler and put em back in. HA!

Seriously, what the hell kind of gas does that?
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That right there is funny,,, I don't care who you are...git-r-done

I would guess oil control with some typ of water getting into the cylinder also....

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Old 05-18-2006, 08:52 AM
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The last three of my daily drivers fouled plugs like the one shown. I've changed brands of gasoline and it helped the last time. Something the company is putting in the fuel. They make the stuff locally so every corner has a Break Time station. Some corners have two stations. It's usauly easier to get fuel at this station because the they so plentful. They make it harder not to buy from them. Seems to only affect me though. I don't get it either. I suppose as long as the A/F mixture stay lean, not enough build up exist's, but as soon as a peformance engine comes along that runs a tad rich at idle, the plug temps drop and stuff start's collecting. This is the worst plug, others were showing a build up on one side but normal color on the other. The mixture ring was about 7/8 around. This plug has been in there for a full year and some months. It's got about 25K miles on it. It's been a a few moths since I've even raised the hood. That's how neglected this thing is. lol

355 with 800cfmQ jet carb and headers, dual exhaust, XE268H cam. Ported 882 heads, 9.5 compression with cast flat top. I'm trying a R45TS instead of the old R43TS.

The plug lenght makes me have to run the longer plug on the cylinders that the exhaust tubes turn away from the plug so the wire boots don't burn. I could return them for something else but that would mean a trip to the part's store and that's like two miles up the road.
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The last three of my daily drivers fouled plugs like the one shown. I've changed brands of gasoline and it helped the last time. Something the company is putting in the fuel. They make the stuff locally so every corner has a Break Time station. Some corners have two stations. It's usauly easier to get fuel at this station because the they so plentful. They make it harder not to buy from them. Seems to only affect me though. I don't get it either. I suppose as long as the A/F mixture stay lean, not enough build up exist's, but as soon as a peformance engine comes along that runs a tad rich at idle, the plug temps drop and stuff start's collecting. This is the worst plug, others were showing a build up on one side but normal color on the other. The mixture ring was about 7/8 around. This plug has been in there for a full year and some months. It's got about 25K miles on it. It's been a a few moths since I've even raised the hood. That's how neglected this thing is. lol

355 with 800cfmQ jet carb and headers, dual exhaust, XE268H cam. Ported 882 heads, 9.5 compression with cast flat top. I'm trying a R45TS instead of the old R43TS.

The plug lenght makes me have to run the longer plug on the cylinders that the exhaust tubes turn away from the plug so the wire boots don't burn. I could return them for something else but that would mean a trip to the part's store and that's like two miles up the road.

You are sucking up oil.

Some of the plugs are mislabeled on the assembly line.......

and you probably need 45's anyway.

Come on------ you are smarter than that....
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