Recently (within the last 1000 miles or so), my 1985 380SE developed a
miss. It only happens after the car has been on for about 2 minutes after a
cold start. It happens when idling (at a rate of how you say out loud miss 1
2 3 miss 1 2 3 miss), and then when between the speeds of 0-2mph it happens
at a more frequent rate (missmissmissmiss) and then at speeds above that it
goes away.I've included a list of when stuff possibly related to this was
4000 miles ago
fuel injectors, fuel injector seals and holders, idle air tubes, spark
20000 (yes, 20 thousand) miles ago
timing chain, spark plug wires, distributor rotor and cap,. one camshaft
not a good idea to drive it whilst it misses this much...
it may do some considerably bad harm your engine
first thing came to my mind...was spark wires....have you changed them all?
this seems the most reasonable, since you described a connection to engine
chance in resistance and so on
I'd say this is NOT a mechanical issue...but only electrical / ignition
They were all replaced about 20,000 miles ago. I've noticed some more
symptoms (I've only been home for 1 day to test things for myself).I found
that after driving on the highway for 10 or so minutes, the problem will
completely go away once I'm in town for about 15 minutes, and then come back
in full force. Also, at speed, if I give light acceleration (i.e. not
cruising and not excellerating quickly), the car stutters and feels like it
has a minor miss.
have your v8 hooked up to a motor analyzer to find out which of the 8 is the
then continue....well, you have done a lot of things...almost too much
have the compression checked on all cylinders....next would be head
does it lose water? might be coolant reaching into the combustion zone of
one or more cylinders....thus not having it ignit correctly...
2 cent from alex
That costs money doesn't it? Hmmm, I might not be doing that. Do you think
it could last with a miss like this for about 5 years if I only drive about
It does, but only through the overflow at the top of the tank. If I fill it
up to the line when the engine is cold, it will leak out enough to go about
2cm below the line, and then it will stop leaking out.
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