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Oil on spark plug number 3 cylinder

Removed spark plug had excessiv oil on it

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2009 Subaru forester xp 2.4 lt limited edition has oil on the one of spark plugs? Brought to AutoZone it says it's a number 3 misfire. How do I fix the oil leak?


maybe you can use a spark plug oil shield, otherwise you must redo that cylinder and compression rings a costly job

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Either worn valve guides, valve guide oil seals on that particular cylinder, or worn piston rings. You need to perform a compression test to find out which one of these it is.

Compression check each cylinder with all plugs removed. Take notes on which cylinder has the weakest compression.

If no compression difference and if all operating within range, then change the valve guide oil seals on problematic cylinder.

If the cylinder shows a significant drop in compression, then drop no more than five or six drops of oil down the plug hole of the problematic cylinder, and perform the compression test again. The oil will temporarily seal any worn piston rings, so the pressure should rise when retesting if the rings are worn. If the pressure remains low, then your valves are not sealing properly and require attention.

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What engine do you have in your Nissan that has the misfire, how many cylinders and how many liters???

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2000 Neon started missing but when I drive it fast it runs better, and the check engine light is on. Also, I changed the spark plugs but 1 spark plug has oil on it. What do you think it is?


you need to check the check engine light first. then the miss can be from the oil on the spark plug i would replace that spark plug with oil on it and replace the valve cover gaskets this will prevent the problem from happening again

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I have 1988 pontiac grand prix se with 2.8 v6 i have 3 spark plugs on the back and 3 on the front i replaced the the spark wire but i dont know what wire gose where in the spark coile


this engine is turned sideways in the engine compartment. looking at the front of the engine, where belts and pulleys are mounted, the odd number cylinders are on the left, the even to the right. starting from the front of the engine, counting towards the rear, the cylinders are numbered 1, 3, 5 on the left and 2,4,6 on the right. remove the spark plug in the number one cylinder and place a peice of tissue in the hole. now crank the engine in very short bursts. as soon as you hear the engine crank, let off the key. check for the tissue to fly out of the spark plug hole. once the tissue flies out, the number one piston is up. now you need to take the cap off the coil, and see where the rotor is pointed. hold the cap over the rotor to see which terminal lines up with the rotor contactor. connect one end of the plug wire to the corresponding terminal, and the other end to the number one cylinder spark plug after it is reinstalled. from here the coil terminals are numbered in a clockwise direction. the firing order for your engine is 1-2-3-4-5-6, so you just connect one end of a plug wire to the number two terminal, and the other end to the spark plug in the number two cylinder. repeat this procedure for the remaining wires,

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Do i nee a certain tool to get to the spark plugs in a 2001 chevy metro


There are no "special" tools required. Here is how you would do it:

NOTE: This engine is equipped with an aluminum cylinder head. Allow the engine to cool before removing spark plugs. Removing the spark plugs from an engine at operating temperature may damage the spark plug threads in the cylinder head. Also be sure to clean any dirt or debris from around spark plug holes prior to removing spark plugs.

I also recommend putting a small amount of anti-seize compound on the threads of the spark plugs when installing. Be careful not to under or over-tighten because cylinder head damage could result. If you have access to a torque wrench, the specification is 11 foot pounds.

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  2. Carefully release the number 1 spark plug wire from the clip on the number 2-3 ignition coil.
  3. Remove the 2 bolts from each ignition coil.
  4. Remove the number 1 spark plug wire and the number 1-4 ignition coil from the spark plugs.
  5. Remove the number 2-3 ignition coil and the number 3 spark plug wire from the spark plugs.
  6. Remove the spark plugs from the cylinder head.
  7. Reverse proceedure to install.

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I can't find the spark plugs in my 2005 sonata


To locate and change the (4) spark plugs on a 2004 Hyundai 2.4L 4 cylinder engine:
Remove the (4) 12mm bolts from the decorative plastic engine cover. Remove plastic cover from engine and place it off to the side out of your way.
Standing in front of the car, the (4) spark plugs are located laterally (left to right) in the recessed area underneath where the plastic engine cover was removed.
Note: This engine has (2) coils....They are located above spark plugs number (2) and (3) from left to right.
Starting with the fist spark plug on the left: Remove the spark plug cable by pulling straight up on the insulated connector. Using a spark plug socket, remove the old spark plug and install a new one in it's place.
To access the second spark plug from the left, remove the electrical connector and the spark plug cable wire from coil number (1) and then remove the (2) 12mm bolts that secure the coil to the engine. Spark plug number (2) is located directly under the coil. Lift the coil straight up removing the insulated connector from spark plug number (2). Using a spark plug socket, remove old spark and install a new one in it's place.
Repeat same procedures for spark plugs number (3) and (4).
Note: If you have the (6) cylinder engine, the front (3) sparks pluge are readilly accessible but in order to access the (3) rear spark plugs, you will have to remove the intake manifold.


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