Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Biloxi, MS
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Random cylinder misfire, yay!
Everybody loves it when the check engine light comes on. Today I got off work and fired up my car and a few seconds later, the little yellow crude portrait of an engine lit up. Well, this didn't bother me at all since it came on about a few months ago and randomly went away a couple days later. It's just really annoying when it stays lit. My guess was that all 6 cylinders were misfiring due to some bad gasoline I had put in last night. You've gotta love those shady country stores. So, I drove down to Advance Auto Parts and they did an OBDII scan, and my theory was correct! All 6 cylinders were misfiring. Normally, I'd check the plugs, coil packs, and EGR port, but the car only has 66,000 miles on it and the factory plugs are good to 105,000 miles. I only dumped about half a tank last night, so I immediately went to a reputable Shell station and dumped another half tank into it. If the light stays lit after the tank empties, then I'll see what's up with the misfiring.
2003 Honda Accord EX-L V6 6MT, Satin Silver Metallic
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