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Oil leak when i pulled out #1 spark plug it has oil all over it , it apears to be on top of where the plug is why

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That is an overhead valve engine and there are seals around the tubes that surround the spark plugs and they tend to dry out and leak after awhile.

Recommend getting a valve cover gasket kit and replace the valve cover and Spark plug tube gromments

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