glhonda· Premium Member
While you have the plugs out, spin it over to make sure you don't have coolant in the cylinder/s. Wouldn't be the first time a "new" head gasket let go. Poor cleanup and/or inaccurate torque wrench, failure to lube the head bolts and washers. All lead to a repair that's doomed to fail.I have an 81 Gl1100. Just replaced right side head gasket last summer. Ran great after that. Just had it out this morning. This is my daily commuter, 50 miles round trip. Was getting on the highway getting the rpms up and noticed that 1 cylinder was cutting in and out. @ break time pulled the spark plugs out and saw that cylinder #3 plug was kind of wet and smelled like fuel. I'm thinking it could be either a spark plug or coil wire. Tell me your thoughts.
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A timing belt one tooth off also causes high end miss fires......