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Oil in spark plug wells I just found out that I also have oil in one of my spark plug wells and need to know if this is a major fix?

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  • pablodw Apr 14, 2009

    Yup I was changing the spark plugs and found oil in two of the 4 spark plug wells.

    * Save some $$ and buy a valve cover gasket kit (it includes the O rings etc.)from you local auto parts store.

    I then had an auto shop install for $90 bucks.



    problem solved.

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Not really the valve cover needs replaced get a valve cover gasket kit it will come with the gaskets that cover the spark plugs .if you let it go after a while it will contaminate or spark plugs wires and cause a misfire or your car will start missing.please rate this answer thanks.

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I have a 2000 dodge neon and I found oil in all 4 of my spark plugs. Is this a pricey job, or something that will not cost as much a I think. Please help asap. Thanks

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Check the steel tubes comming up from around the spark plugs If they are raised I have had he same problem you will need to replace your valve cover gasakets & teh rober gaskets that go around the tubes this will fix your problem parta will be around 60 -80 dollars + 1 hour labour I think you I have been avoiding the cost for now by just tapping the tubes back into place this has worked for now but I will have to replace gaskets in the valve cover to fix the problem properly.

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You need to change the pistons rings on your car ....

Good luck...

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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    Anand Kumar Feb 02, 2009

    66 chrgr is correct you need to replace O-ring that seals the spark plug well and keeps oil from leaking into it, and also the cover sea as mentioned by 66 chrgr..

    Please rerate my solution ..

    Good luck...


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