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97 Dakota fuel overload

Spews black smoke, terrible mileage, stalls out. Did complete tuneup, ran good 1 day, then started the same thing all over.

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Do a compresion check on the cynders .sound like your bruning oil . rings could be worn out . and look at all the plugs to help locate whiche cynder is bad or having the problem. mite have the fule injectors checked also.

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