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1998 catera 3.0 #1 spark plug well fills with engine oil causing the plug to miss fire check engine light goes on after shuting engine off for 1-2 hours the problem goes away only to return after driving fot 50km or more what gaskets and how long does it take to correct this?

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You need a set of valve cover gaskets.and a repair manual.to help you locate.valve covers.it save you time.from looking.and taking off too many unnecessary parts.

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The sparkplug chamber seals are leaking. This requires removing the valve covers and replacing all 6- Sparkplug chamber seals and valve cover gaskets....Hopefully this helps

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You will have to remove the valve cover and replace the gasket and seals on the cover and the spark plug tubes. It is not to bad unless it is the rear cover which can be some work.

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This is not a do it yourself problem, the solution involves taking your engine apart, literally. seems you might have a worn or broken piston rings. good luck.

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