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Old 04-23-2006, 10:12 AM   #16
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yes i had the leaking oil around the spark plugs.there was also a smell of burning oil when i first started up the car, which lasted until the engine was running at normal operating temperature.
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:16 PM   #17
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I was planning on changing my spark plugs this week. I read the DIYs and heard about the possability of oil in the plugs caused by the gaskets (usually the 2 inner ones). So I figure I'm going to buy the gaskets, in case when I go to change the plugs, there's oil in there...
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:21 PM   #18
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I just changed my spark plugs and valve cover gasket. I wasn't rushing and it was my first time - 3hrs.

I had oil in the 3rd plug from the front and the most rear plug.
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Old 04-30-2006, 04:15 PM   #19
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went pretty smooth like i thought i would huh Geoff? its a very easy task on the car to do.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:32 PM   #20
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holy crap, it made a HUGE differnce, i would never think something as minor as changing some rubber lining would change anything but it did. car feels like it lost weight or something, picks up much nicer now
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:19 PM   #21
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I didn't notice any difference in drivability afterwards, but I didn't know when this service had been done on my car, so I figured it was a good think to take care of.
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:39 PM   #22
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I didn't notice any difference in drivability afterwards, but I didn't know when this service had been done on my car, so I figured it was a good think to take care of.
in all honesty i didnt think it would change a thing, i still dont get why it did. after it was done i drove away and im like hmm...she seems to open up easier. but i thought it was one of those spend money=gain power brain tricks. but i was driving today and it did feel a lot better
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