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Car is bogging out when i push on the gas and sometimes will die but usually starts right back up

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Start with a new set of PLUG, WIRES & CAP / ROTOR BUTTON. dont forget to set the gap on the plugs, the store can give upi the correct setting. I believe it's .60 but not 100%

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sometimes the tank decomposes from the inside flaking off and clogging filters, pumps, etc. always a good idea to completly remove tank and flush to check for same when changing the fuel pump. if that's your problem, you will need a new gas tank

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