AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
There's no guarantee that new plugs will solve the problem.... but if the beast isn't running right it's a false economy to persevere with out of condition plugs.
I don't know how shonky your plugs look but if they're the wrong grade or particularly knackered, you might end up doing more damage by continuing to run them. Get some new ones and then you have eliminated the plugs as the cause of the misfire.
If you still have issues it could be the plug leads or the coil pack... but these tend to not give toooo much bother and are more expensive than new plugs, so the plugs is the best option to try first.
You could put some fuel cleaner in the system too, to dissolve out any gum or varnish. If the last guy didn't even buy plugs for his car, he wouldn't have been too extravagant with anything else. If you're skint, buy a big container of parafin (kerosene) and use 300ml to every tank of petrol
. It does the same job as proprietary fuel system cleaners.
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