Why does the EGR hose burn off?

Tiny
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  • 1992 FORD TEMPO
  • 220,000 MILES

The number four cylinder started cutting out a couple months ago, and has gotten steadily worse. I know it has a spark but I replaced the plugs, wires, cap and rotor anyway. (All Motorcraft) But that one cylinder will only produce power for a short distance, and then the EGR hose from the catalytic converter burns off in a couple miles. If I park the car for a few minutes, it will run fine again for a few minutes.

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Thursday, October 20th, 2011 AT 7:10 PM

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Tiny
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I've narrowed it down to the number four fuel injector that was slowly dowsed by the ruptering coolant hose directly underneath it.

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 AT 4:57 AM
Tiny
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I finaly figured out that is a bad fuel injector sitting right above the overflow coolant line that slowly blew out a few months ago. So I dowsed the fuel injector with WD-40, and let it sit over night.
Problem solved. I wasted a hundred bucks and four days work, when a shot of WD-40 was all I needed.

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 AT 4:21 AM
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It never fails to amaze me how often hundreds of dollars are spent on a fifty cent fix.

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 AT 4:41 AM

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