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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-12-2000, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oil on plugs- Bad news

Okay, so I'm changing my plugs today in the freezing cold before I head back to Jersey tommorrow and One and Two don't look too bad, some crud, but nothing serious. Three and Four have oil on the threads and the white parts are reddish in color and have huge buildups on them. Five and Six look pretty much like One and Two. What does the oil mean? I know it's problably very bad, so break the news lightly to me please.

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Re: Oil on plugs- Bad news

How many miles does it have on the engine? Does it smoke alot when you start it up? I dont think its your rings because wouldent they all ware down at the same. Maybe its your valve guides that are worn and oil is leaking into the cylinders.

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Re: Oil on plugs- Bad news

I don't think it smokes at all. Everything runs fine, although I have been hearing more tapping lately coming from the top end somewhere. I assume it's the valves.
Only thing I've heard so far is that the rings are the cause of the oil on the spark plugs.

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