OK, for all you blown, injected guys. Long story, but wtf.
Last Saturday a guy (the seized guide engine guy) came into the motor home I was cooling off in. (after trying to stroke out). He said he needed a spark plug wire. I asked why. He said he had a dead cylinder. 1 cyl was puking out raw alcohol. He had changed plugs, adjusted valves, checked timing, and went over everything 2 times. He said the wire was the only thing left, but it shocked him. I told him if it shocked him it will fire a plug.
I told him to level his boat and everything would be fine. He just thought I was delerious. His boat was backed up a hill slightly. Not huge by any means, but ass up. He said not to worry about it? I said, no, just start it, watch it puke out alky, drive forward and it will stop. Well, after my best boat racing buddy told me to quit screwing with him I explained I had gone through the same thing once.
I had my boat backed down a hill slightly. Warmed it up and puking alky out of 1 cyl. Same thing, cap, rotor, valve lash, port nozzle, etc. It was raw alky. After checking everything, swapping plugs, wires with one I knew was firing, etc I pulled it forward. Problem solved.
On paper it cannot happen.
On a hill it can.
Has anyone ever seen this?
My buddy who has been around 40+ years in racing said he thought I was full of shit. I would not have believed it if I had not gone through it.