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Is there supposed to be oil on the 2,3,4 spark plugs when you change them?

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If there is oil in the spark plug tubes than the valve cover is leaking. It should be changed to prevent the rubber boots from bloating and ruining the wires/coils (if its a coil over ignition). If the boots of the wires/coils are soaked they should be replaced as well. This will prevent misfire issues/poor performance in the future.

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Replace spark plug as may be firing inconsistently allowing unburnt feul to buid up and ignite intermitently

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