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I just purchased a 1998 saturn sl2 and there is a problem with oil rising into the plugs. my mechanic installed new gasket and sealed the top of the engine and thought the problem was fixed. i took it for a test drive and again oil is rising into the plugs which are located on top of the engine. any suggestions on how this can be resolved?

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  • walter_weddl Mar 19, 2011

    my friend cleaned the pcv valve and apparently the leak has stopped for good i hope. i don't see how that could have caused such a bad oil leak but i pray it fixed the problem the pcv valve was all stopped up...

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Does it have to much oil in the engine? There may be some clogged oil ports in the engine or a malfuntioning oil pump. You could try doing an engine flush to see if it will help the problem. They sell it at the parts store for around ten bucks. Hope this helps.

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Testimonial: "my mechanic cleaned the pcv valve which was stopped up and we drove it over 40 mile test run and so far the leak has stopped. i hope it is fixed. "

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I would first do a compression test, and maybe a lak down test. These will determine the condition of the valve seats, and piston rings. Usually oil on spark plugs is due to weak piston rings.

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Testimonial: "My mechanic cleaned the pcv valve and so far it has stopped leaking i hope for good. that is a problem buying a used car from a private owner. thanks."

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