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The valve cover extends over the spark plugs. When I pull a plug wire, it is oily. Is this engine designed such that oil that normally washes over the valves is also washing over the plug wires? Or is the valve cover broken?

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This is a busted valve cover and gasket. there should not be any oil leaking on or around the spark plugs and wires.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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    Michael Masters May 20, 2009

    You can damage the cover if it has been over torqued. in this case, replace ethe cover and gasket. if the cover is in good condition, simply replace the gasket.

    to say that a cover cannot be damaged is absurd.


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Your valve cover is not broken, the gasket is bad change the gasket it will come with new seals for the plug holes. If the plug holes fill up with too much oil it will cause an engine misfire.

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