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Old 01-13-2002, 05:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy Oil in the Spark Plug Well!

Somebody please tell me this not really bad. I just pull the p[lug wires on MY00 2.5RS and the #1 and #2 had oil behind the boot, #1 came running out down the valve cover! Really it was only about a tablespoons full, but is it normal at all to have a little oil in there? It was not all the way down the plug well, just at the top. This is the first time I have changed the plugs since new, 55k miles.

I can see the rubber gasket but it looks to be in the same condition as #3 and #4.

Any comments or experience with this?

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Old 01-13-2002, 09:47 PM   #2
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I'm a little confused... was there oil covering the business end of the plug or was it just in the well? If your plugs are oil fouled and you had that much oil running out, it is indeed bad- indicative of some serious blow-by of the pistons.

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Old 01-13-2002, 09:55 PM   #3
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Sorry for the lack of info.

Not the business ends, they were fine just a little over due for the dumpster. The oil came running out when I first started to pull the plug wires out, you know how it kinda has a what looks like two stage seal at the top of the wire right where it goes into the well. When I first grabbed it by the two nubs and pulled it, and broke seal into the well out it poured down the valve cover and onto the garage floor. It seemed as if it was only at the top, as I found none on the spark plug at all when I removed them?

I replaced the plugs and have been monitoring it when ever I drive today, no sign of more oil?

Only the front two cylinders too?

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Old 01-15-2002, 01:39 PM   #4
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It's really odd that there would be oil under the plug caps, but as long as you don't have puddles of oil in the plug wells due to it leaking up from the cylinders, I'd just clean it all off and not worry unless it happens again... I have *no* idea how it could have gotten there, but I'm 100% sure the car will run much better without it there .

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