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Well after much whiskey deliberation last night, we executed on the plan set forth here:

So.... next steps are to get it a full tank of gas with some de-waterer and see how that goes. If we can get the misfire code to come back we’ll try moving the coils around to see if we can isolate it to a single coil.

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We didn’t quite go in that order. George spent the morning getting his OBDII adapter to pair to his laptop so he could pull the misfire count. That done... he had quite a few misfires, this time on both #1 and #4!

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Result!

He also noticed his accelerator pedal position sensor wasn’t... quite right.

Illustration for article titled The Renegade appears... fixed? Maybe?
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The green and orange signals are suppose to track each other and clearly they do not. This, apparently, explains some of his frustration with the fly-by-wire throttle in this thing. Replacements appear to be cheap but a pain to install. Still, not something that would cause the break down...

So next he popped off to a gas station, dumped in some HEET, and filled up.

On the way back the Renegade... well it was driving better than normal, apparently.

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Illustration for article titled The Renegade appears... fixed? Maybe?

I guess we’re calling it a case of bad gas? I didn’t know that was still a thing in 2020!

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Last fill-up was, apparently, on January 14th for 12.078 gallons (cutting it close!) at a random Phillips 66 in Grandview, MO, which has some pretty bad review on google.

So... KC Oppos I guess steer clear?

Not much of a conclusion, but it is the one we have. Lazy dogs, for you time.

Illustration for article titled The Renegade appears... fixed? Maybe?

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