Well, the good news is that my new floor jack and jack stands showed up today and I'm very excited to try them out.
The bad news is that as of last night, my car is running like poo again. I have a feeling it might be the spark plugs.
Had about 1/4 tank of gas, so I topped it off with Shell 93 at my usual gas station.
Was driving from Frederick to Hagerstown doing about 70 w/ cruise control on.
Approaching the top of South Mountain, car began to feel sluggish and jerkey.
No check engine light.
Turned off cruise control immediately and slowed down.
Applied gas - only getting about 1/2 power and it feels jerkey upon acceleration.
Drove home slowly, still no check engine light.
Let the troubleshooting begin...
I hope not - that's the station I've always gone to since I bought the car.
Loose gas cap?
I swear I clicked it at least 3 times.
Bad spark plugs?
The stock plugs have about 50k on them. I'm hoping that's my problem.
Might throw a bottle of fuel injector cleaner in the tank too just in case.
I don't have time to change the plugs before work today, so I'm hoping the problem won't get much worse with one trip to and from work. I have a feeling it's pretty horrible to drive with fouled spark plugs (if that's my problem), but I'll drive as easy as I can. It doesn't idle rough, just doesn't give me full power upon wot. Similar symptoms as when my Pulstar plugs completely crapped out on me... except running much better.
Please no!!! No unusual sounds coming from engine bay, just a noticeable lack of power.
Maybe it could be a boost leak somewhere...
Stay tuned to find out