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Diagnosed as #1 cylinder misfiring went to look into replacing plugs and wires plugs are way down there and I found oil in the plug well I am guessing that oil in the plug well is very bad!!

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The oil maybe your misfire

You change spark plugs, only as preventative maintanance, at 60,000 miles,if that is what you decide on

Wires can last for 15 years or more,there is no need to waste money, as most people do. They don't fail very often,then only one spot ,on one wire will burn out.

Replace the valve cover gaskets or whatever is the cause of the oil leak ,onto the plugs

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