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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 01, 05:25 PM
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About 3 or 4 of my spark plugs seem to foul just at about 1 month for the past 3 months, I can tell when they go because it will stutter like crazy and have no power. When I pull them to check, I noticed they are covered in oil. Where do you think this oil is coming from and how to fix it? Its not the valve seals is it?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 01, 05:44 PM
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valve seals' is the most common resone for this, but ring's can be at falt also. if you have a little blue smoke at start up but that is it most likely valve seal's. if you have blue smoke while running, most pronounced while coasting down after a run, IE like on a freeway off ramp.
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Make sure your engin is runing at the right temp. Or try some hot spark plugs. Also make sure your not runing with to much oil.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 01, 01:41 AM
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Change the valve seals...that's cheap to do. Also be sure it's not over filled with oil like the other post said. Someone had a chrome oil pan in my car when I got it, and the dip stick wasn't the proper one, so it always showed low, when in reality it was full.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 01, 02:42 AM
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What plug are you running?

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 01, 03:54 PM
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AC Delco 45tS plugs
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 01, 09:07 PM
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If fresh valve seals dont fix it, then get some of them spark plug anti-foulers from your local parts store...you'll go farther between foulings...this will help get you by until you can get the engine rebuilt. How do I know this? My first vehicle ('69 chevy truck) had a totally worn out 307...burned a quart of oil every 65 miles...a real mosquito killer. Turned out the rings were frozen to the pistons.
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