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Oil in spark plug tubes

Discussion in 'Mechanic's Corner' started by slims, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. slims

    slims If you cant have the truck you love, love the truc

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    I got a 2008 mazda 6 with the 2.3 4cyl. It's only running on 2 or 3 cylinders. Went to pull the plugs and there is oil in #2 and #3. Is this a simple gasket fix?
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  2. Kennyray

    Kennyray No Whiners, Violaters will be bitched slapped.

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    I would install a new valve cover gasket and spark plug tube seals.
     
  3. slims

    slims If you cant have the truck you love, love the truc

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    New plugs and gaskets and it runs better than before. I used a roll of paper towels to get the oil out.

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    txab Don't get stuck on stupid!

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    That oil is supposed to be there, keeps your plugs lubed really well. You need to check your blinker fluid level and muffler bearings at this time too. :jester:
     
  5. slims

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    It runs great now but every now and then it hiccups and loses a cylinder again. The coils got oil in them. I cleaned them real good but I may need to replace one.

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