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We pressure washed the engine to clean off excess oil from an oil leak and we think we might of got the distributer wet.

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YES YOU PROBABLY DID GET THE DISTRIBUTOR WET. SIMPLE SOLUTION. TAKE THE CAP OFF AND LET IT DRY NATURALLY OR SPRAY SOME WD 40 IN THE CAP WHICH WILL DISBURSE THE WATER, OR BLOW OUT WITH SOME COMPRESSED AIR. ALSO CHECK THE PLUG WIRES AT THE BOOTS AND ANYWHERE THEY OVERLAP EACH OTHER OR TOUCH A METAL SURFACE. THEY MAY BE SHORTING OUT AGAINST EACH OTHER OR THE ENGINE.

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