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Old 24 Feb 2012, 05:37 pm
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car is still new to me today i pulled out the spark plug wire closest to the oil cap on my 2004 PT N/A the one that can be removed without taking the upper plenum off and the whole boot of the plug wire was soaked in oil and so i got a clean rag and pushed it down the in the tube and soaked up a bunch of oil, my question is... Is this something that is a common problem that needs to be fixed? put new valve cover gasket on? or is it possible that someone spilled oil and never cleaned it up????

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car is still new to me today i pulled out the spark plug wire closest to the oil cap on my 2004 PT N/A the one that can be removed without taking the upper plenum off and the whole boot of the plug wire was soaked in oil and so i got a clean rag and pushed it down the in the tube and soaked up a bunch of oil, my question is... Is this something that is a common problem that needs to be fixed? put new valve cover gasket on? or is it possible that someone spilled oil and never cleaned it up????

Change the valve cover gasket set. Several post on how to do it right.

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Old 24 Feb 2012, 11:34 pm
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Actually, as you're changing the valve cover gasket, make sure you change the spark-plug tube gaskets. Cruisers tend to leak from these seals. And your problem seems like it's just another tube-seal issue.

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Actually, as you're changing the valve cover gasket, make sure you change the spark-plug tube gaskets. Cruisers tend to leak from these seals. And your problem seems like it's just another tube-seal issue.

Tim
its will be atleast a month before i get the time to change these gaskets and seals will it hurt to drive the car till then?
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its will be atleast a month before i get the time to change these gaskets and seals will it hurt to drive the car till then?
done some looking in2 this project, doesn't look like it will be that hard, i think i might make a change to plans and try to get it done next weekend
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Old 25 Feb 2012, 08:39 am
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This might help.



Also, according to Haynes, the valve cover bolts should be tightened down in 3 steps.

Step 1: 40 in-lbs
Step 2: 80 in-lbs
Step 3: 105 in-lbs
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This might help.



Also, according to Haynes, the valve cover bolts should be tightened down in 3 steps.

Step 1: 40 in-lbs
Step 2: 80 in-lbs
Step 3: 105 in-lbs
Not ft-lbs
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Actually, as you're changing the valve cover gasket, make sure you change the spark-plug tube gaskets. Cruisers tend to leak from these seals. And your problem seems like it's just another tube-seal issue.

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A set will come with the tube gaskets!
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Not ft-lbs

NO, not Ft-lbs. According to the manual. I don't understand what your trying to say?
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seems people get confused as in lbs is rather uncommon, and he was just reinforcing the correct metric
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