oil on spark plug

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-11-03, 09:23 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: United States
Posts: 69
oil on spark plug

I was changing spark plugs in a 1995 Honda Accord and there was oil on one of the spark plugs. The oil was on the outside of the spark plug and the end of the spark plug wire and on the threads of the spark plug.
What causes this and what can I do about it?
Thanks.
David
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-12-03, 12:24 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
4-cylinder?? v6???


i've only replaced one honda 4-cylinder engine(odessey), so i can only speak for them(for the record--it never had it's oil changed and was a completely sludged up anchor)


---likely----- valve cover gasket is leaking into the tubes

---less likely----- o-ring is leaking between the cam journal caps and the cylinder head

tighten up the valve cover hold down bolts/nuts for now and keep your eye on the oil buildup

if it's still there, the valve cover gasket and spark plug tube seals is a much easier job to do than the o-rings underneath.
 
  #3  
Old 08-12-03, 03:31 AM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Correct.

I believe Felpro makes replacement valve cover gasket/O-ring seals for this application now.
 
  #4  
Old 08-12-03, 04:22 AM
billys68ss's Avatar
Member
Join Date: May 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 1,459
Valve Cover gasket is most likely the culprit as Mike said. I have done 3 of these in the last 2 weeks.
Billy
 
  #5  
Old 08-12-03, 08:25 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Thumbs up

agree with above poster
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes