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Generally caused by spark shorting to ground over the moisture on the Distributor cap or top of ignition coil. A good remedy is spraying WD-40 on the dist. cap and ign. coil which will cancel the moisture problem

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Please I hope this isn't so and don't take it out on me if it is?
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Press the Blue button if sorted please!
Sorry to bring bad tidings.
Paul 'W' U.K.

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