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Oil leaking out of spark plug

While checking spark plugs the last one on the right I pulled off the wire and the wire was covered about half way up with oil

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    What could be the cause of oil in the spark plug tubes

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There are seals that mount between the valve cover and head that are supposed to prevent oil in the sprak plug hole,sounds like you have a bad one.

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