Originally Posted by Never_Evil
Once you get it to run like crap, try to turn the distributor a little each way to see if its a timing issue. Get the ingition coil checked, even if it does "work" it may not be throwing enough voltage. Other possible suspects is your intake gaskets are leaking, heads are warped, bad piston rings.
it does have a leak at the oil pan gasket, a few drops on the ground each night. Would that mean anything?