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Old 02-27-2008, 04:14 PM
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Okay, I've got a leak comming from the area around my spark plugs. i think when I was changing the plugs a while back I loosened the wrong bolts and broke a seal or something because now that area around my plugs slowly fills with oil. it's not a huge leak, I lose about 1/2 a quart in between oil changes, but it does leak behind my engine and on the exhaust and it smells like burnt oil from time to time. What seal did I break? what is it going to take to fix this? Any insight would be great
 
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:49 PM
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Are you sure it isn't from the oil cap seal?
 
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:54 PM
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I actually got a new oil cap seal when i replaced the PCV box and there wasn't any change. I cleaned up all the oil once and it filled within a week, most of it occurs near the oil fill. Very strange
 
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:05 PM
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Does it fill the spark plug hole only or the top section?
 
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:30 AM
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it fills the little indentations around the spark plugs, doesn't actually fill the plug holes
 
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:24 PM
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Then it has to be something else unless you can see it come out of one of the bolt holes.
 
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:18 PM
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I'll try cleaning the area and see if I can see oil comming from any specific bolt hole. If I find oil from a bolt hole what will a repair consist of?
 
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:51 PM
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Then either try some sealer or the Cam cover will have to come off then resealed.
 
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