Quick question if you don't mind:
I lost one cylinder yesterday (the uppermost one...forgive me but I forgot to look in the book to give its numerical designation). I have good compression, good fuel and there is spark, but I am still leaning towards the coil being bad.
Reason why; over the past two years I have had to replace two coils due to cracked housings resulting in arcing at the coil itself. This uppermost cylinder is still running on the original coil which makes it the only one I haven't replaced.
The book directs you to use a tester which I don't own, and I see no visible cracking or arcing on this one. When it gets dark I'll see if I can see something but I was wondering if there was a simple test I can do to check it...
When I pull the plug wire off the plug I get zapped, but it just doesn't seem as potent as I'm used to, and there is no difference in run quality so I know its not firing. I did swap plugs to check for a bad plug with no result.
Any quick ideas? I figure if the others went bad this one is probably on its way out the door as well.