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Oil in spark plugs

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Well if it's dohc then it's your valve cover gaskets leaking or what they call the spark plug seals. you can order a valve cover set that comes with the seals and new gaskets.

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No spark is caused first by crank sensor. this sends a signal to the module and coil packs to plug wires. Sensor may be fualty. It will cause car to act the way yours did.

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I have a 2003 vw passat 2.8L while changing the spark plugs I noticed oil in the spark plug holes. After gapping and installing the new plugs I drove the car about 20 mile and the check engine light...


Unfortunately the check engine light could be caused by hundreds of things and yet it could have something to do with your changing of the plugs. Do me a favor and take the car to your local auto parts store and they will check the code for the engine light for you for free. Bring that code back here and I will help you figure out what is causing the light and the slugish engine. Sorry for your problem but I'm sure I can help you get it fixed. Thanks for using FixYa!

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use oil burning sleeves from any auto parts store, the screw right on the plugs, and hold the spark plugs out of oils way.

also check PCV valve and hose for clog. if they are clogged it will cause oil to burn in the cylinders. keep me posted

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If the odor is not heavy gasoline, then they appear to be oil fouled. The cheap fix is to buy at any auto parts store oil burning plugs or sleeves, these will keep the spark plugs slightly further out of the cylinder, out of the oils way, and should provide a reasonable resolution.

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