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Ignition problem with sparking at sparkplug#2. ignitioncoil replaced twice but still the same problem.

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Have you checked or replaced the ignition leads?

They can be checked with a cheap multimeter on the Ohms (ω) scale set to accommodate 20,000 Ohms.
If the leads are OK, they will measure between 6,000-15,000 Ohms.
If you don't get a reading in that neighborhood, the leads are bad.

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