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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L oil in spark plug hole

How do I get the old spark plug tube out?

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SOURCE: oil in spark plug holes

HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY DAUGHTERS CAR---CHANGED THE SPARK PLUGS AND OIL IN THE HOLES OF THE SPARK PLUGS WIRE TOPS--- CHANGED THE VALVE COVER GASKET AND ITS BEEN CLOSE TO 4 MONTHS AND NO OIL AT ALL IN HOLES---IF YOU LOOK AT THE GASKET YOU CAN TELL IT LET THE OIL OUT---THE GASKET SITS INSIDE THE VALVE COVER VERY SNUGLY--THE OLD ONE WAS VERY LOOSE---AS FAR AS OIL GOING INTO THE SPARK PLUG CYLINDER IT WILL BLOW WHITE SMOLE FOR ALITTLE WHILE BUT EVENTUALLY BURN OFF---HOPE THIS HELPS---DENNIS

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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SOURCE: 1999 Audi A6 Avant 2.4L V6 30V (petrol) Oil leak.

May be totally unrelated but I had the same issue on a 95 civic. It has "spark plug seals" that needed to be replaced. Dealer did it for about $250.

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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SOURCE: 1999 volvo v70 oil change questions

You can buy a canister wrench at the local auto parts store. You do not need to torque the oil filter on, just hand tighten, No new gasket for the drain plugs just do make sure that it is tightened properly

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: change the spark plugs

you need a special socket for your car. its deep socket with thin wall. what i did was to bring my socket to a machine shop and made my tool thinner

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SOURCE: 98 Volvo V70 Turbo engine oil leak

It may be the gromet for the PCV valve or it could be the spark plug rubber seal located in the valve cover if it is the type of engine that has the wires and spark plugs that go down through the valve cover, if this is the case buy a valve cover gasket with the rubber gromets that are located around the base of the hole where spark plugs fit through and install.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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