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1991 Toyota Celica All-Trac Question: Oil inside spark plug tubes.



DarylS, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Lubbock, TX, April 20, 2011, 23:51

I just bought a 91 celica all trac, and was going to do a tune up. I pulled one of the spark plug wires out of the hole or tube and it was covered in oil. Is this an expensive fix?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 21, 2011, 01:18

    The valve covers on that engine have a spark plug tube seal at each spark plug tube, they need to be replaced but the valve cover gasket and valve cover bolt seals need to also be replaced. About an hour labor $45 parts. Check valve clearances while the cover is off.

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    DarylS, April 21, 2011, 09:50

    Thanks for the quick reply Patrick. I was thinking about doing it myself, I have worked on two celicas that I had in the past. I ordered the valve gasket from autozone and went back this morning to order the tube seals and he didn't know what I was talking about. The gasket I ordered shows that it seals the spark plug tube. Any ideas...I tried to look up the tube seals and grommets but it just gives part numbers for the 1.6 l celica. I have a 2.0 l celica. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I feel really stupid, it turns out my celica is not an all trac. I bought the car recently and only assumed it was an all trac because the owners manual in the car is for an all trac. I was looking at the valve cover and noticed it read 2200 16 valve, so it can't be a 2.0 liter. I have corrected the mistake at autozone and the right gasket and seals are on their way. Thanks for helping out anyway.

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