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Check for the HT lead sitting on the head or cylinder and melting off. Check for any wires up under the fuel tank that have not been properly restrained and have fallen down onto the engine heads
Posted on May 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: melted spark plug wire
You did not say if you were overheated,also what liquid and what is meant by spark plug filled with liquid, if plug was removed from block! (antifreeze?) Check oil and if water in it you more then likely have a blown head gasket. Hot engine is what most likely caused burnt wire. They make sealers that are put in radiators to repair leaks if cost is a problem and you are comfortable using them, and if not, have head gasket replaced which can be quite costly. Mechanic can determine cause with a compression test. Other things you would be wise to consider if installing new head gasket would be changing water pump,timing belt and crankshaft seal as while as the other belts that need changing.Of course this would depend on whether you planned on keeping the vehicle and if it was worth it. You can talk with a mechanic about using a sealer if this is the problem. I know of no other liquid it could be other then antifreeze.Oil is unlikely. P.S You might want to find out where the oil leak is and correct it before you do more damage!
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
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Posted on Dec 25, 2008
Never thought about the smell but yes oil dripping on the exhaust does smell like that. Check and see if you have an oil leak somewhere likely its getting on the exhaust. (dosen't need to be a lot to smell)
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
heater core most likely is the smell kinda sweet at all ?
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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