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i just tried to change my spark plugs and i realized that oil is on one of my spark plugs. what is the cause of that?
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is the oil on the threads of the plug?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it is but only on one

thanks for confirming.
this is due to a leaking valve cover gasket - at present it is only leaking in that one area but it is likely to spread soon.

common issue - if you have not replaced this gasket yet, you are due.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
would oil on the plug cause the car to turn off while driving. if it got on the coil

no it would not. Please do not forget to leave a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my time and answer, thank you.

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