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1898 V70 occasional skipping at cruising speed, bad Ignition plug wires Topic is solved

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Re: newer '98 V70 occasional skipping at cruising speed

Post by Clemens » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:49 am

wizechatmgr wrote:
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Sometimes if you use an old timing light you can spot a bad cap/rotor/wire or at least identify which cylinder.

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Re: newer '98 V70 occasional skipping at cruising speed

Post by abscate » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:40 am

Look for a break in the pattern of the light firing. Don’t do this if you have epilepsy in the family.
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Re: newer '98 V70 occasional skipping at cruising speed  Topic is solved

Post by 5rivers » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:49 am

Greetings,
I was not able to locate a timing light, but I did install a different set of Volvo bougicord plug wires that I picked up at a PNP. That seems to have addressed the slight skipping sensation of the car at cruising speed! :)

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Re: newer '98 V70 occasional skipping at cruising speed

Post by wizechatmgr » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:51 am

5rivers wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:49 am
Greetings,
I was not able to locate a timing light, but I did install a different set of Volvo bougicord plug wires that I picked up at a PNP. That seems to have addressed the slight skipping sensation of the car at cruising speed! :)
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