Smelled a bit of fuel on start up and a different sound to the motor. 17
years ols and 180k + miles so I didint panic. Drove about 5 miles then POW!
Shut right down and found the plug sitting on the frame. Once it cooled down
I spun it back in and firmed it up nicely, and car seems to be running
better than ever. No evidence of block threads in the plug thread area.
Loose plug? Trouble ahead? Advice welcomed and appreciated.
I never found the spark plug on the garage ground but years ago, i had one
unscrewed for half a turn on my 3.16i. And since I'm not a good client for
mechanics I know _I_ torqued it some months ago. Probably not enough ...
The threads were rather dirty. May be it was the cause.
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