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Oil on spark plugs on a lincoln continental

Miss firing changed bad boot on ignition coil it helped a little but what could be the reason oil is on the spark plugs would that be intake manifold gasket or a valve cover gasket people are saying one or the other

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    ok thanks so much i'll try that

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Yes the valve cover gaskets are the most likely cause

Posted on Nov 04, 2013

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SOURCE: 1999 lincoln continental starting problems it will

no timing has not changed i would try crank sensor ,and change number 4 plug and coil pack

Posted on May 07, 2010

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1999 Lincoln continential will not start


I would first,change the spark plugs only if they were in the motor,say three years and 50,000. Not just to fix a misfire
Second you can only change a COP Coil, if you have a code or a way of knowing which one is bad. Again,why would you change all of them, when they all now work?
Crank Sensors rarely fail,so what test did you do to determine that was necessary?
Also.how would you know ,you had a missing coil, if you had no crank signal?
Now lets go from where you are now
Did you check fuel pressure,key-on ,eng off,with a pressure gauge?
Fuel filter fairly new?
Do you have all the ducting from the air cleaner to throttle body on and no vacuum leaks?
Do you have the MAF sensor connected. No signal,no start!!

Let me know what help you need

May 08, 2010 | 1999 Lincoln Continental

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Oil around spark plug and car mis fires


The oil around the plug may be a sign that the valve-cover needs a new gasket. Oil on the plugs can cause a misfire but it is important that you check everything over. The misfire could be due to defective wires, boots, coils, spark-plug/s, injector/s, and so much more. Take a look at the cars maintenance history, Maybe it is over due for a complete tune-up or oil change. The car is 11years old, how many miles are on it? How was it running before this?

Apr 29, 2010 | 1999 Lincoln Town Car

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Oil where spark plug coil is


you have a bad valve cover gasket/ spark plug o-ring i assume the plug is set in the head with valve cover above it since there is oil in the cover gaskets and o rings are used to seal in oil remove and replace gaskets be sure to find the right torque spec for the cover bolts also remember to start with the center bolts and work your way evenly to the outside

Feb 18, 2010 | 1999 Lincoln Continental

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How do I change the spark plugs on a BMW 523i engine and what is the correct spark gap?


The spark plug change is very straight forward. Basically, you remove the plastic valve cover trim panel, unplug the harness plugs from each of the ignition coils, remove the two nuts securing each coil, pull the coil up. The rubber spark plug connector boot should come up with the coil. You can now remove the spark plugs.

The spark plugs are not gappable. Install them as they come out of the box.

Replace the rubber connector boots at the same time, these wear out and can cause miss-fire problems.

Note that if you find oil in the spark plug wells, the valve cover gaskets must be replaced. Not only does this make a mess, but it deteriorates the boots and also causes miss-fires.

See the DIY article in the Spring 2005 issue of the Bavarian Autosport - Fast Times newsletter (see link below):

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp?HC1=0&HTarget=sc_fasttimes.asp&HCY=&HCM=

Contact Bavarian Autosport for the spark plugs and connector boots (and valve cover gaskets) at 800-535-2002, or order online.

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Dtc code p0351 \ ignition misfire coil "A"


This is usually cause by either the oxygen sensors or can also be cause by either the ignition coil packs, located on top of the spark plugs. In some cases, a simple fuel filter chage will solve the prob. Located on the inside of the pass side frame rail

Jul 05, 2009 | 1998 Lincoln Continental

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Where are the spark plugs and wires on a 2001 Lincoln Continenta?


This engine has coil on plug ignition. Ontop of each valve cover is an access plate with bolts you remove. After gaining access you will see the 4 seperate wires on each cylinder bank. At the end of each wire is the spark plug boot. Pull each one off one at a time while replacing the spark plugs. The wires themselves at the other end each have a seperate coil. I have not had to replace my wies and coils but did replace the sparkplugs at 100K miles.

Mar 22, 2009 | 2001 Lincoln Continental

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