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Old 04-04-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default Oil in Spark Plug Chamber?

Just went to change my spark plugs, and noticed there is oil all in the chamber...on the outside of the plug. Is it possibly valve cover or head gasket? If so, is this a DIY fix? Help is MUCH appreciated!

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Old 04-04-2009, 07:04 PM   #2
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i used a diy from either here or nasioc, i will post when i find it
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:12 PM   #3
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valve cover gasket. there are write ups on this on here and rs25.com just search oil in spark plug chamber. Im about to do this, just need to buy the gaskets and seals.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:49 PM   #4
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its the spark plug tube seals that cause the oil to leak onto the outside of the plug. Get a valve cover kit, it should come with the V/C Gaskets and tube seals!!
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:50 PM   #5
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I changed my mine (valve cover gaskets) earlier this week because of the same issue. It was very straight forward and would have taken less then an hour and a half if i hadn't messed up lol.

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Old 04-05-2009, 06:41 PM   #6
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I took my 99 OBS to my mechanic with the same problems. He told me this is something that I could do on my own. The above places mentioned were helpful.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:38 PM   #7
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I've had this for quite a loing time already, and just getting around to fixing it. Didn't seem like a huge concern since i wasnt losing any real amount of oil.

From what i've read, its easy, but the bolts are easy to break. As mentioned, RS25 has a good writeup.
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:19 PM   #8
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:09 PM   #9
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^ that's the one i used! i fail
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