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2000 Kia Sportage Sputters when brake is pressed. I replaced the valve cover gasket 9 months ago because oil was leaking and it solved the sputter problem, but now it is back again. I've also attempted to adjust the idle but it makes very little difference in the sputtering.

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Check the last gasket that was fix wasnt too good so replace again

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