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Old 08-26-2002, 08:26 PM   #1
NickSTi
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Unhappy Oil in spark plug

I need a diagnosis. I say blown motor.

I pulled plug 2 or 3, dont know which one and out comes the plastic plug cover dripping with oil. Nice black oil. And the spark plug is covered with oil. All the others are fine. Car stalled in the middle of road and had to be towed home.

Any quick idea?
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Old 08-26-2002, 08:36 PM   #2
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Oh I dont mean a little bit of oil tho. A LOT.

Or maybe I am just freaking out. This isnt my car btw, its a Honda Accord.
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Old 08-26-2002, 09:24 PM   #3
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Oh I dont mean a little bit of oil tho. A LOT.

Or maybe I am just freaking out. This isnt my car btw, its a Honda Accord.
Hi, I'm a co-admin over at www.accordv6.com and also a big Scooby fan so maybe I can help you out.

1) Year of Accord?
2) Which engine?
3) Miles on odometer?
4) Fuel mileage?
5) Any oil consumption between oil changes? If so how much?
6) Are all the other plugs fouled or just this one?
7) Sticky/grungy oil or actually wet dripping oil?
8) Did this happen suddenly or has the car not been running right for awhile?
9) Any check engine codes or crap like that?
10) EDIT*: Oh yeah, any mods?

The more detail you give the better people will be able to help you

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Old 08-26-2002, 09:29 PM   #4
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Originally posted by NickSTi
I need a diagnosis. I say blown motor.

I pulled plug 2 or 3, dont know which one and out comes the plastic plug cover dripping with oil. Nice black oil. And the spark plug is covered with oil. All the others are fine. Car stalled in the middle of road and had to be towed home.

Any quick idea?
Head gasket? Isn't there a simple tool for a quick compression test?

Oh...and don't scare me like that. After the fuel pump story, I only wanted to hear that your car was ok.
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Old 08-26-2002, 09:33 PM   #5
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Its a 91 Honda Accord EX Auto 4cylinder.
120K miles.
ITs drippy, light brown, smells fresh from the engine oil.

The other questions i wouldnt know. Its my cousin's car. All the other plugs were fine. Just that one. Blown seal? Ring?
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Old 08-26-2002, 09:35 PM   #6
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Oh no mods. Car broke down on middle of the road. I heard him say earlier something was wrong with it, but he didnt tell me what. I loaned him my 99 Accord to get around. but oil was all over the boot. Not gunky like from deposit. I am surprised he didnt blow smoke or anything... but knowing him he prob was and was oblivious
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Old 08-26-2002, 10:42 PM   #7
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Sup Nick,
2 things.

Find out if it is coming from the seals on the valve cover or the rocker arms seals.

Also, that car has a distributor recall, has that been done?
IM me when you get a chance.
Later!
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Old 08-27-2002, 04:12 PM   #8
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Its a 91 Honda Accord EX Auto 4cylinder.
120K miles.
ITs drippy, light brown, smells fresh from the engine oil.

The other questions i wouldnt know. Its my cousin's car. All the other plugs were fine. Just that one. Blown seal? Ring?
uh-oh...well that doesn't sound good at all. It's definitely not something simple like just a bad plug or wire or something. Definitely more serious than that.

Good luck though...
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Old 08-27-2002, 08:55 PM   #9
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IF the spark plug well had oil in it (and not actually in the engine cylinder), then it's likely just a failed valve cover gasket (immediately around that particular plug well).

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