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Can a plug foul out while running? on a 190 E mercedes, it was running rich to begin with and it began missing, i stepped on the gas and actually redlined. then the car just shut off? i think that it might of been maybe a safety and killed the fuel pump. or that the timing chain busted. it currently has 158000 miles and had the head replaced 10,000 miles ago. i Parked the car and went to try to start it 12hrs latter. the car back fired and popped but it would not turn on. So since it back fired. does this mean that the timming chain is good. or does it further support that the timing chain is bad? next thing i will do is check the plugs and see if they are fouled. How do i check if i am getting gas and the proper amount of spark? how do i check if i am if the timing chain is still turning every thing? this is a 1992 190E mercedes

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Whovever did the head repplacement should have replaced the chain. If they did not then you probably lost teeth on the gears and chain went wild in there. Back firing can mean alot of things and can definatly support what you are saying.

If you redlined the vehicle any number of things can happen with no load to slow the engine down.

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