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Misfiring/cutting out Having some serious cutting out usually, on take off,but can occur anytime, I replaced one coil and wires and plugs, but yet I still have issues

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  • bigteddybear May 14, 2009

    distributorless,..Thanks

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Have you checked if there is a crack in the distributor cap? It`s also possible some water might have gotten into it

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