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Old 06-24-2021, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default Oil in spark plug well

The other weekend I decided to replace my leaking rocker (valve) cover gasket. I just got tired of the objectionable odors emanating from that area from oil being leaked onto the hot engine parts. It got to the point that it reminded me of my Corvair. You see most Corvairs leak oil from the various gaskets and seals unless you have just replaced them all. But that is another story.

Anyways, I removed the ignition coil pack and the valve cover and then found that one of the spark plug wells was almost filled up to the top with oil. It was the third over from the drivers side (as seated in the vehicle). So I just cleaned the oil out of the one spark well, took off the coil pack boot and cleaned all oil out of there and reinstalled the cover and coil pack. Before I was through with this job I repainted all of the rusty valve cover hold down bolts too. Oh they look nice.

Up to this point and currently the car did not display any CEL codes, exhibit any poor performance or poor gas mileage. That sure was a bad leaky gasket though. Here are some pictures, I had a focused of the spark plug well, but only the blurry one loaded.
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