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Is beginning to miss at 95K when in a strain.

This only happens when going up a hill or when the engin is in a strain. Is it time for a tune up and can I do this?

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YES IT IS TIME TO TUNE THE ENGINE, ALSO HAVE THE COILS OR PLUG WIRE BOOTS (WHICHEVER APPLIES) CHECKED FOR LEAKS OR BURN THROUGHS

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