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The car bogs down the long pipes were my spark plugs are are full of oil but my plugs are not fouling out

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Unsure what you are saying with car bogs down , if you have smoke coming out of exhaust pipes when you first start your car but o.k when running then your valve stem seals are need of replacing , if your car continue to blow smoke as you drive then your rings are gone and you will need piston and rings attended too.

if you only have oil on outside of spark plug , then your rocket/tappet cover may need a tighten or new gasket .

hope this is of some help ,as i'm not sure what you were descibing ...

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