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Old 03-15-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default Oil on spark plug boots - WTF?

I just went to change my spark plugs. I pulled my first boot off, and it had oil around the inside of the top seal, and around the opening into the engine.

What is THAT, and what do I need to do to fix it? WRX swap?
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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If you want a wrx so bad then just sell your car and buy one..........



haha sorry couldnt help myself
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
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Why, so I can pull all my suspension modifications then put em on the new car, plus have car payments? No way.

How about some real help here?
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:55 PM   #4
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does the valvecover gasket set have the little o-rings for the spark plug bosses - common issues on other cars when those o-ring get old is seepage around the plug boot
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:04 PM   #5
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^^^+1. valve cover gaskets. replace them.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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My VC gaskets last 3 years. Your's perfect timing. They are relatively inexpensive from the dealer and easy to change DIY. I have a note on this board years ago on how to.

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Old 03-15-2008, 05:30 PM   #7
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we (my shop for aircraft maintenance) uses Dow Corning O-ring grease when installing new orings and it substantially increases o-ring longevity in engine/hydraulic oil applications. It causes the o-rings to expand slightly while protecting them for a good while. we have actually been able to get 400 hrs out of o-rings that had been routinely being replaced @ every annual inspection (150-200 hrs) (doesnt work in fuel o-ring applications) I dont know how much it costs but its probably atleast $20-30 a tube. (which will last you the rest of your life) just a suggestion and future idea for anyone doing o-rings in high temp/corrosive environments.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:46 PM   #8
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Subaru specifically says no lubrication when changing VC gaskets. So i didn't use any. I guess it might get into crank?
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:13 PM   #9
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hmmm, well guess you better not use any type of grease then. i didnt know they said thath in the MM, just some knowledge i picked up from my day job.
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Awesome, guys, thanks. Anyone got a link to instructions? I couldn't find anything here or on scoobymods.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:51 PM   #11
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Subaru specifically says no lubrication when changing VC gaskets. So i didn't use any. I guess it might get into crank?

That's kind of retarded, they live in a bath of hot oil. Might as well lube both sides. I just use motor oil.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:51 PM   #12
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So anyone have a blow-by-blow on pulling this off DIY? I'm a mechanical n00b, never seen a valve cover gasket.
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:30 PM   #13
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That's kind of retarded, they live in a bath of hot oil. Might as well lube both sides. I just use motor oil.
Some newbie calling people retarded.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=711521&page=2
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:50 PM   #14
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Some newbie calling people retarded.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=711521&page=2

Someone is confused about the difference between sealant and lubricant.
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:54 PM   #15
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No nothing ok? You don't want the silicon based stuff into the engine oil,dude. No, it is not all bathed in oil, except when it becomes bad. If you really want to use something, use some natural air.
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