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My car has a system too rich bank one code and multiple cylinder misfire. When I purchased it I changed the fuel pressure regulator right away and the oil pressure switch because each had a leak. Oil got into the spark plugs but I dried it up , replaced the plugs, boots , coil packs , housing unit , and had the ignition module tested and it was good. I also changed the fuel filter, and the o2 sensor off of the exhaust manifold. Advanced auto parts told me my timing was jumping from 7 to over 20 in neutral, and its misfireing pretty bad. What could it be ? What do I do next ? Thanks

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Thank you for all the information. I don't see how you made it worse unless the injectors were not installed correctly. If you remove them you are suppose to replace the o-ring on each of them and oil them (the o-rings) before installing them. I would check the air filter and the CAT (for excessive back pressure. Also check the rest of the exhaust for damage. If a pipe is kinked or flattened it would need repair. Also GM's are known for some issues with there e-vap systems. You may want to check it out. The gas cap, charcoal canister, vacuum lines. Well good luck.

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if you have done the basics of replacing plugs and wires,
what I found on a dodge that was doing the same thing,
I could watch the misfires happening on the scanner but the engine wasn't missing,turned out to be dirt and things floating in the fuel rail and partially plugging the screens on the injectors.

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how many miles on the odometer, mines 95k.
ah a v6, P0306 is #6 misfiring. 2.5L V6
300 is all 6 misfiring.... oops.
it is. for sure.
misfire is cause by many things, only 3 in physics, but many real world. (compression + spark +fuel rates)
i works this easy, way.
i have a full scan tool not just a code reader (near useless it)
i make sure my V6 (I have an 04) holds closed loop at idle and 2500 rpm. i f not , fix that first.
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compression or fuel pressure.
i can do both in 30min flat but i toss coin lands on fuel.
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60psi, fuel regulator is bad,
20psi, same, or bad pump or bad 12vdc to pump, 8v to pump is bad wiring.
one thing that helps is to find out if the engine is running too rich or too lean.
and if there are cracks in the exhuast near the 02 sensors.
i force the EFI rich and lean watching both 02 sensors in my scan tool
to see if i can force them lean or rich.
on the v6, we can introduce air leaks, to the plenum.
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or its dead.
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i dont think you have 3 bad cops out 6. no.
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not 2 bad cops one on each side will cause 300s
not one bad cop. as other side would be ok.
not one bad injector.
my guess, is fuel pressure is way off.
but///???
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