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Randy, Auto Specialist
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Oil leaking Into # *****(or#4)sparkplug well, then starts to blowing

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oil leaking Into # *****(or#4)sparkplug well, then starts to blowing down back of engine on to the block and exhaust pipes. Also the leaking oil blows over top of engine. OIL in sparkplug well is deep. Where is that oil coming from?
Cracked block? cracked head? Blown engine gasket?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Randy replied 2 years ago.
That sounds like it is coming from the valve cover, it could be caused by a bad valve cover gasket or a bad pcv valve.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok, thank you, ***** ***** check those areas you listed. Ken.
Expert:  Randy replied 2 years ago.
sounds good, hopefully that will be the cause. Let me know if you need anything.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
car has 90,000 on it
Expert:  Randy replied 2 years ago.
The most common problem that afflicts the PCV systems is a plugged up PCV valve or hose. Accumulation of fuel and oil varnish deposits and/or sludge inside the valve can restrict or even block the flow of vapors through the valve. A restricted or plugged PCV valve cannot pull moisture and blow-by vapors out of the crankcase. The valve can cause engine-damaging sludge to form and the backup of pressure that may force oil to leak past gaskets and seals.