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Old 07-31-2010, 02:16 PM   #1
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Ok so i change my spark plugs today cause i hit 60k and didn't want to pay the dealer to do the check up so i'm doing it myself. While changing the spark plugs i notice something interesting that the front 2 cylinders(i.e closest to the front of the car) had a noticeable amount of oil just inside the spark plug hole, and there was also a noticeable amount of oil on the spark plug boot.

Is this something to be concerned about? or is this normal for a boxer engine.

And my second question is what is the recommend Torque to tighten the spark plugs, i couldn't find it in the manual.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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Valve Cover gasket leak, Very easy to do yourself!!

http://www.rs25.com/forums/f105/t512...t-install.html
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:34 AM   #3
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thanks for the response, and since my car is still under the powertrains warranty im gonna let the dealer ship fix it for now.
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Valve Cover gasket leak, Very easy to do yourself!!

http://www.rs25.com/forums/f105/t512...t-install.html

Than that would mean that BOTH valve covers are leaking?
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yes both of the front spark plug cover gaskets are leaking
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Than that would mean that BOTH valve covers are leaking?
I always replace both sides.
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What's up with these gaskets? Seems every NA has them leaking
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it's the material that the tube seals are made from...they warp/deform after years of heating up/cooling down.
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drain oil,unbolt covers,install gaskets, install valve covers and your good to go really. Just be happy its not the head gaskets lol then you'd really be hurting..like a 30 min job for both really. Get the right torque specs.
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thanks for all the help guys, i got it taken care of at the dealership cause i was still under powertrain warrenty, took them 2+ hours lol
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