I changed the spark plugs at 33k and found water around the spark plug in the #3 cyl. Enough to make a gurgling sound as it ran into the cyl when I removed the plug. The plug was rusty and was not firing right. Checked it after a few hundred miles as it was starting to run rough again and there is moisture again building up but very slowly. Have had no over heating problems so, I don't know of any reason to have a cracked head. Only have 34,000 miles! Anyone have experience or heard of this?
Coolant/water around the spark plug hole on 1999 Saturn SW2
by Joeys48 in Simi Valley, CA on October 13, 2009
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ANSWER by Protech2989 on October 14, 2009
There is a Service Bulletin for this problem. Reference number 01 - T- 47. Which calls for Adding one 10 gram pellet of engine cooling system sealer. Contact your local Dealer or repair shop regarding service bulletin.
COMMENT by Joeys48 on October 20, 2009
Thanks Protech2989. I did what you sugested a few days ago and when I get time I'll check to see if the plugs are dry. Would it be fair to say there is a design flaw with the head? Do you or anyone know how the water is leaking into the plug well?