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Old 14 Feb 2004, 03:40 pm
Percy
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Default '92 Honda Accord - oily spark plugs

Every time I change my spark plugs I notice a lot of oil on the electrodes.
Do I have a valve or piston ring leak?

Thanks,

Percy


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Old 14 Feb 2004, 04:20 pm
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Default Re: '92 Honda Accord - oily spark plugs

Probably valvecover leak or Valve Guide Leak i know on some cars oil gets
into the combustion chamber because of the Valve Guide Seal Leaking.


"Percy" <percyg77NOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> Every time I change my spark plugs I notice a lot of oil on the

electrodes.
> Do I have a valve or piston ring leak?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Percy
>
>



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Old 14 Feb 2004, 04:28 pm
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Default Re: '92 Honda Accord - oily spark plugs

Yes.

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"Percy" <percyg77NOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> Every time I change my spark plugs I notice a lot of oil on the

electrodes.
> Do I have a valve or piston ring leak?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Percy
>
>



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Old 15 Feb 2004, 11:04 am
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Default Re: '92 Honda Accord - oily spark plugs

If the oil is on the threads also, then the seals on the valve cover need
replacing. If it's just on the electrodes then yes it could be valve stem
seals or rings.

"Percy" <percyg77NOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> Every time I change my spark plugs I notice a lot of oil on the

electrodes.
> Do I have a valve or piston ring leak?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Percy
>
>



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Old 16 Feb 2004, 03:25 pm
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Default Re: '92 Honda Accord - oily spark plugs

Thanks. I've changed the valve cover seal before and it helped for a little
while but now it's happening again. Oil is getting all over the threads and
the electrode. Is it hard to change the valve stem seals?

My '92 Honda Accord with 160,000 has been doing okay so far except for a
little minor problems here and there (had to change the oxygen senor and the
oil pan gasket). Will a valve stem seal problem get worse or cause adverse
effect on the engine?

Thanks,

Percy
"Grahame" <grahame.joyce@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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| If the oil is on the threads also, then the seals on the valve cover need
| replacing. If it's just on the electrodes then yes it could be valve stem
| seals or rings.
|
| "Percy" <percyg77NOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
| news:7BwXb.25456$dc3.17981@newssvr25.news.prodigy. com...
| > Every time I change my spark plugs I notice a lot of oil on the
| electrodes.
| > Do I have a valve or piston ring leak?
| >
| > Thanks,
| >
| > Percy
| >
| >
|
|


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Old 16 Feb 2004, 06:27 pm
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Default Re: '92 Honda Accord - oily spark plugs

I personally have never had to change valve stem seals so i wouldnt know
exactly how hard it is. but if you buy a chilton or haynes manual you should
be able to get it done within a reasonable amount of time just dont start
without having everything you need to complete the job.


"Percy" <percyg77NOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks. I've changed the valve cover seal before and it helped for a

little
> while but now it's happening again. Oil is getting all over the threads

and
> the electrode. Is it hard to change the valve stem seals?
>
> My '92 Honda Accord with 160,000 has been doing okay so far except for a
> little minor problems here and there (had to change the oxygen senor and

the
> oil pan gasket). Will a valve stem seal problem get worse or cause

adverse
> effect on the engine?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Percy
> "Grahame" <grahame.joyce@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:WENXb.1449$Cd6.32743@news20.bellglobal.com...
> | If the oil is on the threads also, then the seals on the valve cover

need
> | replacing. If it's just on the electrodes then yes it could be valve

stem
> | seals or rings.
> |
> | "Percy" <percyg77NOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> | news:7BwXb.25456$dc3.17981@newssvr25.news.prodigy. com...
> | > Every time I change my spark plugs I notice a lot of oil on the
> | electrodes.
> | > Do I have a valve or piston ring leak?
> | >
> | > Thanks,
> | >
> | > Percy
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>



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Old 16 Feb 2004, 08:14 pm
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Percy wrote:
>
> Every time I change my spark plugs I notice a lot of oil on the electrodes.
> Do I have a valve or piston ring leak?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Percy


====================

Percy,

Hold your horses for a minute! You will never see LIQUID oil on your
electrodes, unless it got there just at the minute you backed the plug
out to the hole, and it ran down the threads. If your threads are hosed
with oil, you simply need to replace the four little gaskets that are
half-way down inside the hole where the spark plug goes. They work in
conjunction with the valve cover gasket to keep the whole PCV system
working right.

Burnt oil on a spark plug looks like black, sooty sludge, and usually
has to be removed with a wire brush.

You didn't mention your mileage, but if you ever get a valve cover
gasket KIT, it includes the four little seals you (sound like you) need.

'Curly'

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Old 17 Feb 2004, 07:43 pm
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"'Curly Q. Links'" <motsco__@interbaun.com> wrote in message news:<4031791A.A9BF52B@interbaun.com>...
> Percy wrote:
> >
> > Every time I change my spark plugs I notice a lot of oil on the electrodes.
> > Do I have a valve or piston ring leak?
> >




change the upper and lower spark plug tube seals. there are 8 in all,
just changing the top ones likely won't help.
Chip
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Old 17 Feb 2004, 10:57 pm
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Default Re: '92 Honda Accord - oily spark plugs

161,000 miles.

Thanks for the info Curly. I've changed valve cover gasket before with a
kit from AutoZone. Maybe I didn't do something right or I have tightening
the valve cover screws. Who knows.


"'Curly Q. Links'" <motsco__@interbaun.com> wrote in message
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| Percy wrote:
| >
| > Every time I change my spark plugs I notice a lot of oil on the
electrodes.
| > Do I have a valve or piston ring leak?
| >
| > Thanks,
| >
| > Percy
|
| ====================
|
| Percy,
|
| Hold your horses for a minute! You will never see LIQUID oil on your
| electrodes, unless it got there just at the minute you backed the plug
| out to the hole, and it ran down the threads. If your threads are hosed
| with oil, you simply need to replace the four little gaskets that are
| half-way down inside the hole where the spark plug goes. They work in
| conjunction with the valve cover gasket to keep the whole PCV system
| working right.
|
| Burnt oil on a spark plug looks like black, sooty sludge, and usually
| has to be removed with a wire brush.
|
| You didn't mention your mileage, but if you ever get a valve cover
| gasket KIT, it includes the four little seals you (sound like you) need.
|
| 'Curly'
|
| ==================
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