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Engine stutters as rpm's increase, seems like a miss

I dont know whether it is some spark plugs missing or if it is bad gas. hard to tell the difference.

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Have the basics been done lately? A good tuneup. Plugs, maybe wires, air filter, fuel filter,etc?

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