Last Friday evening, I drove through a strange stink at a road construction site. It smelled like linoleum cement. The engine immediately started missing.
The continuous missing tapered off and went away about a mile later, but it still missed and bucked on every upshift of the automatic transmission (making me think I had a transmission problem too). But after about ten miles, it was mostly gone, and the next morning it was completely gone. It has not come back.
Can a gas ingested in the air intake cause fouled plugs?
The plugs and wiring (which had been original from 2002) were replaced 6 months ago after a truck sent a wave of rainwater into the engine compartment.
I had just filled up with gasoline just before this happened. But I am still using the same tank of gas with no trouble…
The engine was hot when I filled up, as I had just driven 40 miles.