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1996 Oldsmobile Aurora Question: what causes oil to leak on spark plugs and how do i fix it?

 

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dsmith1962, Chicago, IL, December 05, 2011, 06:26
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i had my spark plugs changed and found out my plugs were getting oil on them

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  • Answer #1

    December 05, 2011, 09:16
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    Most probable cause is the head gasket has worn out allowing oil to seep through to the plugs. If you don't want to replace it go to a parts store and get a good gasket sealer additive for the oil and hope for the best after about 200-500 miles. Otherwise the likely solution is to replace the head gasket.

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  • Answer #2

    December 05, 2011, 12:34
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    All you need is a valve cover gasket set . This set should cost around 80-120$ dependig on what engine you have in your car. Labor not too much eather.

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  • Answer #3

    December 05, 2011, 18:31
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    It's not head gaskets. Replace the valve cover gaskets.

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