Dang, I guess I'd better be completely honest. So I tested the plugs tonight, found it was the #2 plug that was bad. So I DROVE the car (keep in mind it's running on 3 cylinders at this point) to the local auto parts store (less than 1 mile away), it is in "limp-home-mode" meaning it tries to die when there is no pressure on accelerator. Got it home, waited about 40 minutes to cool, then replaced plugs. Wires don't look so good but were still working. Now it will barely start, only if I give it gas will it run, as soon as there is no gas the engine dies. NO white smoke, all sensors are tight, when I give it gas when it's running the engine sounds normal above 2000rpm. When I initially removed the plugs there was no coolant smell and only a slight gas smell on what turned out to be the bad plug (understandable if misfire). Any ideas on this one? I know I was an extreme stupid to drive it but have no friendly neighbors and husband works graveyard.
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 10:35 PM