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Re: valve cover gasket oil leak into spark plugs
You will have to put another valve cover gasket on between each cylinder there is a round gasket between valve cover and cylinder head if you buy the valve cover gasket kit they will be in the kit .please rate this answer thanks.
The big o-ring between under the valve cover for the spark plug holes is not the only source of oil in the plug holes. There are also seals under the cam supports through which the plug holes go as well. In order to fix these, the rocker assembly and cam supports need to be removed (more involved than just the valve cover). I have this problem on my 90 Accord. I occassionally remove the plugs, clean them, the plug boots, and the spark plug holes, then reinstall everything. If mine makes it to 300,000 when the timing belt is due, I may go in and fix this leak as well.
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If the spark plug is oil fouled, you either have leaking valve seals, or bad piston rings. Bad rings would be accompanied by excessive blow-by. With the engine running, remove your oil filler cap. If there is air pulsing out of the filler tube, it your rings. If not, it is your valve seals.
carbon (Slept 3 nights,(on vac 30 day)\ answer 1 wire at a time. or it cross fires. my guess is you meant changing carbon core HV spark wires, but the plug wells are like oil pits. (flooded) SUPER COMMON.
get he MAG wires and win.! max life and better spark!!!
all G16b do this seen 100s and all C.O.P engines. 1 cause owners did not do full 60k mile tuneup per operators guide, lost it have it ask. the valve lash step, demands a new valve cover gasket set. if not it will fAIL, it will,like pissn on a sparkplug bam. like texas talk, i do...sorry
and a cam belt.. forgot that too? that is fail 2 , in the woods, or like train light in the tunnel.
not one of those parts last the life of engine the real reasons tuneups were invented and why planes dont crash (of ddumbb things like this)
tuneups on this engine, only make long walk home on other engines, most DOHC. boom head valves bent or far far worse.
You need to replace the spark plug tube seals in the valve cover. Very easy once you get the valve cover off. Make sure you get the valve cover gasket kit that includes the tube seals. Victor Reinz makes it: Part number VS50059
I have a 2000 Passat V6. They told me that same thing. To replace the gaskets is easy. You just remove the covers and the air filter box and unscrew the 6 bolts holding the valve cover on it and there you go. You want to clean around the gasket service and add a little bit of sealant to the edges. Replace the old gaskets and put everything back together, be careful not to overtighten the bolts, can flatten out the gasket and cause oil leak again. On the right side of the engine, you have to remove the coolant box to get to it. Same procedure....
i'm guessing that your car is a 4-cylinder. this is common for inline 4-cylinder engines. since the spark plug holes usually go through the valve cover, the valve cover gasket will leak and collect in the spark plug holes. to fix this you will have to replace the valve cover gasket.
you need to find a valve cover gasket kit, the ones i have bought came with the spark plug gaskets as well! and see if it oil is comming from around the threads on the combustion chamber, torque the plugs to specs, set the gap to specs, this has been a problem and a fix for me in the past. hope this is useful, good luck!