Wed Apr 15 09:17:53 PDT 2009
that separate the cam cover from the head. I had been running 3 bar since last fall and
up to 25 PSI prior, so perhaps there is additional pressure getting in the cam cover.
The engine had developed a miss that at first was barely noticable and progressed to
generally poor driveability overall. The cleanup of oil and plug swap has engine running
I am wondering if this is typical - engine has about 140k miles on original valve cover
From: Bernie Benz [mailto:b.benz at charter.net]
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 10:11 PM
To: Ben Swann
Cc: 200q20V mailing list
Subject: Re: Plug Wires
Oil getting in where?
On Nov 23, 2009, at 4:16 PM, Ben Swann wrote:
> FYI - thought I had scored the "deal", but as kind of expected, the
> wires I received were for a 10V. Still a good buy, but I did not need
> another new set of these. Might have one set to sell. I'll probably
> just return since wires do not appear to be bad.
> The rotors also were incorrect - I think we expected that.
> Plugs are right on - not the original Bosch, but these look every bit
> as good and I had NKG similar ones before. I found a lot of oil
> around several plug wires, and electrodes coated with oil, cleaning up
> the old plugs did the trick to get rid of hesitation problem I had,
> but installed the new ones.
> Should be correct cap, but was sent in separate shipment, so don't
> know yet.
> Also, I failed to mention the order was from RockAuto.com
> Now I need to figure out why so much oil is getting in there - I
> suspect coming through the valve cover gasket.
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