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  • Low speed miss

    I seem to be having some issues.

    I am experiencing a low speed miss that is intermitant.

    It seems to readily manifest itself while trying to accelerate in a higher gear from a low speed.

    Meaning, if I am in third gear and going 20mph and try to accelerate I get the miss. If I downshift and keep the revs up it seems to be okay. Seems like a hiccup and then back to normal.

    No problem on the highway at a constant high speed (70mph) like last weekend to and from Van Dusen.

    It has on occasion done this from a start off from a stop sign too.

    I am guessing ignition related but then again, what do I know?

    Perhaps one of my more learned fellow SAMOAns can weigh in with an opinion.

    I have had the car 2 years ('67 998) it has just over 60,000 miles on it.

    Thank you,


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    It's worth checking the timing, the miss your experiencing could be pinging/pre-ignition. This would be caused by having the timing too far advanced.

    A low speed miss can also be caused by a lean mixture.

    There are probably other things that can cause the miss but these are the most likely and the most damaging.

    If you can afford the car, you can afford the manual...