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Old 01-23-2004, 06:51 PM
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help!! oil covered spark plug

went to change my plugs today and the #1 plug was covered in oil..

wtf does this mean, and dare i ask how much to fix? is it a diy job? (hopes)

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Old 01-23-2004, 07:26 PM
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I've asked a few people about this, and what I've learned, is that this happens a lot. Aparently the valve cover seal is leaking, and leaks right into the plug chamber you may have already figured this out from somebody else, but here it is again. buy a new gasget and change it out. It's only supposed to take about twenty min or so to do it. I've also been told that it doesn't really hurt anything, but if you've found it, fix it. plus you need to make sure that the plug is clean when it goes back in.

Hope this helped.
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Old 01-23-2004, 07:53 PM
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thanks

ty sir, popped in all the new plugs, cleaned as much as possible.. engine runs a lot smoother now.. feels more powerful
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Old 01-24-2004, 12:59 AM
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http://www.spark-plugs.co.uk/pages/t.../diagnosis.htm

That goes through all kinds of problems with spark plugs and how it happens. Nice thing to read through.

EDIT - This is also pretty good.
http://images.cynikal.net/mr2/litera...les/sparkplug/

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Old 01-24-2004, 05:11 PM
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Polo those are great reference sites.
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:06 PM
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Ya, your gaskets are old and worn out is why u have oil in spark plug chambers.. Happend to me, but happend to 1, 2, and 4 of the Spark Plug Chamber. Here is wat i did.

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1. Bought Valve Cover Gaskets Set (Valve cover, and the Spark Plug gaskets)

2. Took apart valve cover, and all spark plugs, got lots of towels and soaked up all the oil.

3. Then i used one of those engine degreaser cleaners, and just hosed it down each of the Spark Plug Chambers, and cleaned it out wit another towel.

4. Hosed down the Ignition Coils too wit Degreaser..

5. Replaced the Gaskets, and put everything back together. Now runs fine
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BTW. My spark plug gaskets, were awful they were so old and just hardended, so when i took off the vlave cover, i barely bent it and it snaped.. hehe .. anyhow the new gaskets works fine so far, every oil change i check the spark plug chambers to see if any oil seeked in and nothing so far
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