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Excessive amount of oil on one spark plug Honda Civic 89

Already checked timing belt, it's fine. doesn't sound like its getting compression ( engine is quiet ) but turns over.

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It means you have bad rings or a bad valve seal. It can be fixed by buying a fouler.

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