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Broken Camshaft ??? 1987 SHELBY Charger
So today I was about to take the car to it's winter storage location. Upon starting, it was running terribly rough. I could smell gas coming from the exhaust. I was barely able to get it out onto the driveway so I wasn't sending fumes into the house.
I pulled all four plugs. #3 was wet.
(Correct me if I am wrong, I use #1 as the cylinder closest to the timing belt)
All the other plugs looked fine and I could see fuel laying on top of the piston of #3. I placed the plug into the #3 wire, laid it on top of the valve cover, and cranked over the engine. I could see spark.
I installed the plugs again, hooked up all the wires, cranked it over and it was still running terrible. I used a pair of pliers to pull the wire off of #3 while it was running. No Change in the way the engine ran. I pulled #4... still no change (hmmmmmmm???) So I went to #1 and pulled it. Engine Stalled. Put it back on. Restarted the engine. Pulled #2 wire. Stalled. Put it back on.
It seems that I have two dead holes, #3 and #4. And when you try to give it throttle, I am pretty sure I head a "POP" in the air cleaner.
1987 SHELBY CHARGER
2.2 T1 all stock