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Postby Fihen » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:39 pm

Went to change the sparkplugs today and when I took the old plugs out they were covered in oil. Buggar. Does this mean taking head off to fit new deals. Any advise would be appreciated. Unfortunately with this engine firstly announcing antipollution fault it has been to say the least an interesting journey.
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Re: Oil in sparkplug columns

Postby gazza82 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:58 pm

Probably just the rocker/cam cover seal .. but just as likely to be a ham-fisted mechanic pouring it in too quickly and it over flowing into the plug wells.
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Re: Oil in sparkplug columns

Postby Fihen » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:53 am

Hey I like the second scenario would make my job easier. The plugs are out so I am assuming that the oil will have drained into the combustion chamber. I may not have mentioned it but I have no mechanical expertise but am determined to learn so thank you for your assistance. I refuse to be a helpless female.
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Re: Oil in sparkplug columns

Postby Capncol » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:51 am

Good for you. Before you try and start engine, make sure you can turn it 2-3 times (clockwise) with a socket or spanner on crank pulley. You may have given it a hydro static lock with the oil in cylinder
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Re: Oil in sparkplug columns

Postby gazza82 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:32 pm

Or spin it over with the plugs out ... and rags pushed into wells.
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