I finally got back to this one more time. No go.
I plugged a screw driver into one of the spark plug wires and shorted it close to ground. While cranking, it does have spark
I pulled the spark plug out and the gap is GONE. Not just a gap there but a SPACE. LOTS of space.
The electrodes are burned
I don't know when spark plugs have ever been checked or changed.
I put in new spark plugs
Most of them were a little squeaky getting out. Feels like the threads are tight for a number of full turns getting them out. I turned the plugs in and out and in and out while removing to not strip out the heads. Put never-sieze on the threads of the plugs when I put in the new ones. They felt like they went in good.
Now, still no change
. No start. No try to start except the once at the beginning.
It only seems to try to fire once when I first try it.
After is has been sitting for a couple of days it will seem to fire once, again, but not any more with anything else I have tried.
I had the air intake boxes and tubes off to change the spark plugs.
I tried spraying a little starting fluid directly into the air intake and tried starting. No go. No try.
So it still seems it is probably not solely a fuel issue.
I did get spark from the ONE plug wire to ground with a screw driver so I assume the coil isn't bad.
Maybe I should try for spark on the other wires. Should I just get new wires?
I plan to get a new cap and rotor and replace those. They don't LOOK bad.
Is it better to get cap and rotor and wires from the dealer or are after market parts good or better?
Any other NEXT things to try?