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2003 mitsubishi eclipse oil inthe base of #2 cyclinder

2003 mitsubishi eclipse, won't start. Was making noise that sounded like air escaping the engine last night. Acted like it would stall out when you would stop. Would not start this morning. We pulled the spark plugs and the #2 cyclinder has oil at the base and around the nut.

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BAD RINGS OR VALVES. IT'S GETTING TOO MUCH OIL IN THE CYLINDERS.

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