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Engine misses on take off from stop.

I have 150,000 on my 99 Chevy Metro. I just replaced the spark plugs and the coil for 1&4 cylinders. #4 is burning some oil and I get a puff of smoke when I start the engine. When the engine is cold, it runs fine. But when it warms up and I pull away from a stop, the engine runs rough. I have to feather the gas peddle or rev. the engine in neutral to get the r.p.m. up and put it in gear. It seems to be related to temp.

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Check your fuel pressure, slightly low fuel pressure can cause this and it is possible that your other coil is breaking down under heat. also it could be as simple as your plug wires breaking down under heat

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