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There is a little bit of oil on top of the spark plugs

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Could be a bad head gasket, valves need replacing or adjusting or piston rings are bad.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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"leaking into the top of the second cylinder on top of the spark plug wire
only this matter !! cure that.

some engines have spark well. are you saying the wells fill with oil?
if yes, you didnt buy a real valve cover sit, try FELPRO that
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