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engine is running rough on model s30

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Old 11-15-2014, 07:09 PM
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Question engine is running rough on model s30

My car feels like it wants to stall and it is much louder than normal. the check engine light is on. A friend of mine changed the spark plugs for me. He said that the 6th spark plug has oil around it. I don't understand what that means. He also said that I should buy a valve cover gasket kit. I was reading some remarks and they said that's not a good idea and some said that their is none on my model. Can someone please give me advice. It would be much appreciated.
 
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:35 PM
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Well your car doesn't exactly have a gasket. It's an anaerobic sealant that is applied between the head and the cam cover. A lot of times the pcv is plugged causing oil to come out of the oil filter cap
 

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Old 11-15-2014, 09:19 PM
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Thanks. So if he unplugs it will it run better?should he apply sealant as well?damien360;400162]Well your car doesn't exactly have a gasket. It's an anaerobic sealant that is applied between the head and the cam cover. A lot of times the pc sudden is plugged causing oil to come out of the oil filter cap[/QUOTE]
 
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:42 PM
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No the pcv system needs to be serviced. I recommend replacing all parts instead of cleanign them to ensure it is the cleanest possible.
 
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:06 PM
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What is the pcv system? Do you know how much it will cost? I'm sorry if I sound stupid but I really am trying to figure it out. Do you think it is a big job to do?
 
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