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1998 Chevrolet Tracker Question: oil in spark plug well



98tracker, Middletown, CT, September 12, 2009, 19:47

when tuning up and changing spark plugs, I found oil in the spark plug well. Guessing this means a ring job. What is the estimated cost for this repair?

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  • Answer #1

    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 13, 2009, 14:16

    Oil in the spark plug well if these spark plugs are recessed down a well in the valve cover would indicate the valve cover gasket tube seal gasket is bad. Oil on the spark plug/in the combustion chamber would indicate an internal engine problem such as worn valve guide, worn piston rings.

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  • Answer #2

    Visitor, May 10, 2010, 21:56

    valve cover gasket

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  • Answer #3

    Visitor, June 02, 2010, 21:25

    Definately the valve cover gasket , Just had to do it to my 'Rolla

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