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Oil behind spark plug grommet?
Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:11 PM
What could be problem?
Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:56 AM
spark plug tube grommets are leaking oil. see how the spark plugs go through the valve covers - there are gaskets there to prevent the exact issue you're having. very common.
replace the valve cover gaskets and spark plug tube gaskets at the same time. i've seen some Fel Pro kits have both of those included.
Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:59 AM
the gasket on the left side of the photo shows the spark plug tube grommets "inside" of it - that's just for reference - verify the part numbers you need, though i think that may be the right one.
Edited by grossgary, 23 October 2013 - 06:00 AM.
Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:01 AM
sure thing. i dislike those spark plug tube grommets, extra failure/leakage point, but not hard to replace at all.
very helpful to have a 10mm ratcheting wrench for the lower drivers side bolt...but not that hard of a job at all.
Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:52 AM
Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:06 PM
GG. I managed to get the gaskets / grommets (Fel Pro) at Auto zone at a reasonable price. The place i usealy goto cost about 20% more for same thing.
It went pretty smoothly, took me about 3 hours to complete. The hardest part was getting to the back bottom bolt on both sides.
The left valve cover was a bit tricky too manuver out / in but I just took my time. Takeing out the battery and wiper jug helped alot.
Thanks again for your help.
99 Outback Sport
Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:52 AM
excellent, good job!
that's what I meant about those 10 mm ratcheting wrenches, those lower bolts are difficult without one. on some Subaru engines they're even worse, like 6 cylinders.
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