oil in #5

DAK dak at rochester.rr.com
Mon Mar 3 09:31:48 EST 2003

I would suggest the valve cover gasket (surrounding the spark plug) is
the culprit. If the plug is dark, that is either oil, or a rich running
condition. I think if the plug is wet/black, that means oil. If it is
dry, carbon black, that is rich mixture. Anyone else?


Mike Miller wrote:
> Any ideas how I can fill the spark plug hole with oil in #5 cyl.? When I
> remove the spark plug wire, the bottom 4 inches of it are literally dripping
> oil. Plug also has some oil on the tip but is not 100% oil fouled. Car seems
> to run OK when not under load. I just drove 575 miles avg'ing 75ish and the
> only time it would miss was when climbing a hill/passing. Fuel economy down
> slightly to 23ish. Still pulls full non-chipped boost. Looks like oil
> consumption for the trip was about a pint - wife said car smelled "hot"
> whenever we stopped. The spark plug was not loose.
> Seems to me there must are two problems. 1) Oil getting past the rings
> and/or 2) oil getting past the spark plug seal.
> Ideas/Comments are most welcome.
> thanks,
> mike miller
> helmville mt, now in the seattle area.
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