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OIL ON SPARK PLUGS

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Old 07-14-2004, 03:02 PM
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I WAS GIVING MY CIVIC A TUNE UP AND WHEN I TOOK THE SPARK PLUGS OUT I NOTICE THEY HAD OIL THE LOWER PART OF THE SPARK PLUG. I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT COULD THAT BE, HOW MUCH SO U THINK COST TO FIX IT AND IS IT WORTH FIXING.
 
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Old 07-14-2004, 03:50 PM
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Could be a few things (wrong plugs, wrong gap, plug not firing, bad wires, ect...) but you could be developing a ring problem. Make sure you replace them with the correct plug at the right gap and make sure they are all firing. If that checks out, run it for a few days and check the plugs again.
 
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Old 07-14-2004, 04:54 PM
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after you try that, do a compression test and then drip a few drops of oil into the spark plug hole, then do another compression test and if the compression is noticeably higher, then you have a ring problem, also, the compression test will show if the engine has other problems, like dirty valves(very dirty) or a blown head gasket. its a good thing to do every once in a while.
 
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Old 07-14-2004, 05:57 PM
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check the valve cover seals, the ones that seal the plug hole. usually those will leak, and when your removing the spark plug oil will get on the threads as your taking them out. ddoes the car smoke at all while running?
 
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Old 07-14-2004, 06:43 PM
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MY CAR DOES SOMOKE ALL THE TIME, I THINK THE SMOKE IS BECAUSE THE HEAD GAKET MIGHT BE MESSED UP
 
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Old 07-14-2004, 06:46 PM
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If it's smoking and you have oil on your plugs.......sounds like a rebuild may be in your future.
 
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Old 07-14-2004, 06:49 PM
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I WILL PROBABLY BE BETTER OF BUYING A NEW MOTOR. GET MY SELF A B16 OR A GSR.
 
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Old 07-14-2004, 06:52 PM
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How many miles do you have?
 
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:54 AM
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whatever it is... its not going to be good.
 
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Old 07-15-2004, 04:51 PM
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IT HAS 89,000 MILES, I THINK I SHOULD JUST BUY A NEW LS MOTOR BECAUSE I GOT ALL THE BOLT ONS THAT I COULD PUT ON THE ENGINE. IAM LOOKING TO BUY AN LS AGAIN. I JUST HOPE THAT THIS MOTOR LAST UNTIL TAX RETURN SEASON BECAUSE I DONT WANT TO BUY A MOTOR NOW.
 

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