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Engine Misfire Due to Oil in Spark Plug Tubes on Dodge Stratus

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 137,415 (14,000–229,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 4 Cylinder
12 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
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i have oil in the place where my spark plugs go what can i do?
Noticed oil in plug tube four. Rough idle now.
Rough running engine. Pulled plugs found oil on them. Not sure of next steps
Oil in #2 and #3 spark plug tube.
oil was on the bottom of my plugs...Auto zone has them cheap if you get the valve cover gasket kit it all comes together as one!!
Change plug,s car still running rough oil on spark plug,s what can be done about problem?
Have encountered MULTIPLE problems. Have replaced ignition coil module twice, EGR, MAP sensor, camshaft sensor, valve cover gaskets, oil cap, gas cap, fuel pump and filter, dashboard "motherboard" (to correct problem with losing digital readout and tach resulting from Dodge's not soldering two resistors correctly), spark plug wires, vacuum lines, heater and antifreeze hoses, spark plugs... (Do NOT use plugs other than those specified by Dodge...it affects the ignition coil)!!! I am still encountering more problems...now related to starting despite no check engine light and the vehicle passing emissions. It's not wanting to start immediately, but requires several attempts to do so. Frustrating!!!
I was driving home from Boston an the car started miss firing
SPARK PLUGS COVERED IN OIL, PAINT FADING AND PEELING, DASHBOARD COMING APART AT THE SEAMS, HEADLIGHTS TERRIBLE
found the same when changing my plug and wires from ruff idling at stops.
Spark plug tube seals failed (rock hard) covering plugs with oil. Fixed by replacing spark plug tube seals.
Oil in spark plugs and when I start car on idle sounds like a diesel.
Oil leaking around top of spark plugs causing misfire.
I stopped working, my dad messed with the plugs and oil. Wiped it out and it ran for awhile
I have changed my spark plugs and when i was doing this noticed oil in my 1st and 3rd cylinder now they are filled agian and the original stalling out and misfiring has been going on from day one cuasing my exhuast to explode continuosly i dont recommend these vehicles to anyones becuase i have replaced everything but the engine transmission and alternator and still have issues so i am not happy ive only owned it a year
Idle is jumpy an oil all over spark plugs I bought it used I got screwed
P300 engine code. Disconnected emissions line.car stopped studdering.need assistance with what to.
begin replacing. 1)Oxygen sensor, 2) purge valve replacing
prior to p0300 code I had P0441 and
P0440.

3) change plugs and wires. I do not
have a mechanic that I trust that
can assist me.
changed out the plgs and seals, intake valve cover gasket.
spark plug wires wet with oil and it is miss firing.
Oil in Valve cover tubes. Leaking seals. Hard start and missfires Replaced plugs, seals, Runs great now