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Spark plug drenched in motor oil

When i pulled the spark plugs one of them was drenched in motor oil. What does it mean?

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If it is oil, the oil is leaking into the cyliinder past the piston ring. You need to have this checked by a mechanic orherwise you will have a more expensive problem.

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