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I guess its not so much a back fire but bad misfire. will not go up a hill keeps lurching ahead under the misfire...

2006 bmw x5 4.4 engine. Just put in plugs still misfires. Tried to disconnect each coil but no difference in rpm. Going to get a tester at Autozone to test coils.

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Often it takes a load to bring out the misfire like hard acceleration or climbing a hill, did you check the spark plug boots on the coils for signs of burning or other damage of any kind.

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asking for folks to guess is silly and at 12,000 miles away .
but its ok here, it's like PAR here,
endless , wild guessing. what else can you expect here/?>?
do not fix cars by statics, ever, your car don't read those, so does as it pleases, called ENTROPY./fate,luck or natural wear/tear., effects.
all cars do that. so avoid the Mr. Guess.

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what does that mean,> online, (sure web) but
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my car has over 100 possible, why guess that?
be sillly
only your DTC mater, your and your s alone,
post them or get now here. fast.

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