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Recently washed under bonnet now its only running on three cylinders

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I suspect this is a petrol engined version, the problem is you have wet the ignition circuit, use a water repellent such as WD40 and spray the ignition leads and wiring under the bonnet. You may have filled the plug sockets with water, they will dry out eventually or you can remove each lead in turn and dry the with a rag, spray the WD40 with the engine switched off to avoid a flash from the WD40.

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Chances are you just have water in one of the spark plug boots take off the spark plug wires one at a time and dry them out with a paper towel a spray can of electric contact cleaner will help to get rid of the water do not use wd-40.

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