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Your answer Its just fouled some plugs again. Need an overhaul. If you just put a valve job on it it will just put more stress on the rings and will need it anyway. Not much you can do except change plugs all the time! Its just fouled some plugs again. Need an overhaul. If you just put a valve job on it it will just put more stress on the rings and will need it anyway. Not much you can do except change plugs all the time! How much is an overhaul? Is this the only answer for the plugs. It didn't run right for more than 20 minutes with the new plugs. Any cheaper fixes?

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Thats about the cheapest fix your going to find. Sometimes depending on the area you live in its cheaper to just replace the car rather than to have someone fix it.Check around a few mechanic shops and see what they have to say and decide what you need to do. But make sure they are a dependable place to have something fixed because they are a lot of scammers out there too.
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