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2007 BMW 335i Question: Oil in park plugs, valve cover or gasket

 

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46m3csl, Rowland Heights, CA, February 24, 2012, 19:23
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Dang after i final got to the spark plugs and all, i found oil in 3 plugs, is this a valve cover gasket or o-rings. Just on the side note, i was adding oil to the car couple months back and it spilled under the engine cover a good amount ,could this got into the plugs somehow, because their were small pools of oil after i took the engine cover off, around the coils

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    Hye Tech Auto Repair & Diagnostic (24 Answers) , Covina, CA - (626) 709-5804
    Hye Tech February 14, 2013, 07:37
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    Hi,

    Over filling the oil could cause a leak to develop from the valve covers which will spill into the spark plug tube. I would more then likely think that it's from your valve cover gasket, but it should be checked out. BMW is notorious for oil leaks.

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