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If you have a propane torch, turn it on but don't ignite it. Hold it near the intake boots on that side of the engine to see if it changes RPM.

Douse your cigarette first.
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If you have a propane torch, turn it on but don't ignite it. Hold it near the intake boots on that side of the engine to see if it changes RPM.

Douse your cigarette first.
And you know that HOW???
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Carb cleaner spray will do the same thing as propane, with better viability of where sprayed AND you can keep your eyebrows!
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Carb cleaner spray will do the same thing as propane, with better viability of where sprayed AND you can keep your eyebrows!
I never had much luck with carb cleaner on a four stroke. I could spray it all over the intake manifold and throttle bodies with no discernable difference, even when the o-rings were completely rotted out of the throttle body!
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I never had much luck with carb cleaner on a four stroke. I could spray it all over the intake manifold and throttle bodies with no discernable difference, even when the o-rings were completely rotted out of the throttle body!
Yeh, you are right. It depends on the carb cleaner though. If it contains 100% Toluene or Toluol it will work. If it is mixed with other things not as good. During the oil embargo no good gas was to be had. We used to drive to Chicago to buy Toluene and mix it with the crappy gas for our race cars. A spritz bottle filled with gas is what I use. Only because I am cheap.(poor)

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Hey guys, he's a new member. Let's try not to set him on fire just yet.

Why ain't we ridin'?
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I had something similar happen to me on my 86 Aspy and it ended up being the right side coil. Replaced both with new wires just to be sure and problem solved. I haven't had that issue with my 96 but Im sure it can happen. Im not a mechanic like these other guys, but having said that - its one possibility if your vac leak doesn't pan out. Good luck!
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Won't be the coils, there's three of them, each one fires both a left and right cylinder....

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