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post #1 of 3 Old 06-24-2010, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Rough Idle and CEL after tune up

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So last week I decided to do a tune up on my 97 TJ (6 cylinder). Spark Plugs i removed were old but in fairly good shape.

I replaced the air filter, the plugs and wires. Used Champion double platinum plugs and champion wires. Since the tune up the TJ has been idling rough and the CEL has come on. When idling it sounds like it is misfiring and it smells of unburnt gas. Also exhaust from tail pipe, while not smoky, is a little black.

I rechecked all the plugs and wire and the plug has a nice black coating on them (after only 200km or so) and the mileage has noticeably declined.

Any idea what may be the problem? The jeep was fine before i did the tune up so not sure why is is acting up now!

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post #2 of 3 Old 06-24-2010, 11:49 AM
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Don't use double platinum plugs in the older motors. Switch to the standard plugs and you'll be good to go.


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post #3 of 3 Old 06-24-2010, 01:49 PM
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Change the plugs. Use plain old stock plugs.

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