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Since you are smelling fuel and there is fuel pressure at the fuel rail, i would change the distributor cap and rotor button. If that fails to work make sure the wire clip on your coil is securely fastened to the coil. If it is and you still have intermittent spark, replace the coil itself. I hope this helps. Good luck.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013

Testimonial: "getting good fire from coil starting to think customer may have put wrong fuel in truck.pulled plug and smells like diesl or kerosene,but it wont fire on starting fluid.Think bad fuel could overcome the ether preventing any attempt to start?"

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