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1992 Acura Vigor Question: Im getting oil on the spark plug wire & on bottom of spark plug itself will that

 

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Daniel33, 2.5L 5 Cylinder, Temple City, CA, April 24, 2012, 18:49
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Caus ti to missfire?

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    big01_dram April 24, 2012, 19:39
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    Yes that will cause a misfire. Im thinking your plugs are in the middle of the valve cover. If so you need to replace valve cover gasket and do tune up.

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    Daniel33, April 24, 2012, 20:24
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    I did a tune up on it. Made it a lil better. But still getting oil in spark plug. what causes the oil to get undre the spark plug?

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    big01_dram, April 24, 2012, 20:30
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    The valve cover gasket is almost surely your problem. Only after I actually had it in front of me could I be more sure.

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    globalhelper April 25, 2012, 06:05
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    yes repl valve cover gasket and the plug hole seals that come with gasket set, thats whats leaking

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    ziptie12 July 26, 2012, 14:18
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    Spark plug 'tube seals'. Some gasket sets don't automatically come with them. Best to get a complete gasket set with the bolt/nut grommets too. Factory parts are best and I strongly suggest you clean everything with brake-clean extremely well and put the gasket on dry & do not over-torque.

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