I did some checking online and it seems to pass the sniff test. People with fouling plugs apparently do go to the carb settings to eliminate fuel drip/leak -- when the settings fail, they rebuild. I gave the green light to the shop. Will have parts tomorrow AM and hopefully the odyssey will come to a conclusion. It hurts, but at the same time, I'm really excited to get my car running great again. For years it ran perfect. But the past few years, it's been about 2/3 the car that I was used to. Part of that was due to moving from sea level to 5,000 ft. Part of it, I believe, was the crap I'm now dealing with. Will post back when I have more info.