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What is An Engine Misfire?

What is An Engine Misfire?

If you've ever seen a vehicle with black smoke pouring out of its exhaust pipe, you know how concerning and frightening this can be. Or maybe you've been in an older vehicle when it sounds like the engine is suddenly 'coughing', causing the car to slow down and jerk. Either way, it is highly likely that both of these instances have been caused by an engine misfire.   What is an engine misfire? An engine misfire occurs when a vehicle's combustion reaction doesn't work as it should, leaving your cylinder unfired. This could be down to a number of reasons, but can mainly be attributed to one of the three core elements to power an engine (fuel, oxygen, spark) not being present when they should, thus not allowing the cylinder to combust.   How can you tell if your engine is misfiring? For someone not familiar with the inner workings of vehicles, it can be difficult to understand whether or not your engine has misfired ... read more

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