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1984 Volvo 240

Engine Performance problem
1984 Volvo 240 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 230000 miles

one day old battery, bosch platinum +2 plugs two weeks old, wireset is 1-2 months old. I have plenty of gas. Been idling rough (intermittent skipping) for the 6 months I have owned it. Now starter cranks over, but engine does not fire. Checked and spark is good, fuses and relays are fine, engine fired up with starting fluid, but died again just as quickly. Stalled out coming back from the gas station after new battery installed, and never started back up. Even rolling restart with the clutch got nothing. Has occaisionally given a loud ratcheting clack when first cranking the starter.
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Gothiccowboy
May 3, 2010.



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