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Oldsmobile Eight Eight: 99 olds 88 engine turn over rapidily

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99 olds 88 engine turn over rapidily and unit tries to start but produces a poof sound before it could stat
Do you have access to a compression tester?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes I compled repair and got unit running smooth - spark plugs were covered with oil (? rings & valve seats ) -- installed plugs with higher heat rating





Great! Unfortunately that probably means the emgine is pretty tired. But if you keep putting plugs in it it's hard to say how far you might get out of it. In high school I had one that needed plugs once a month! Good times!
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