2006 1.2 oil in spark plug holes

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2006 1.2 oil in spark plug holes

Post by Daughterpolo01 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:15 pm

Hi, 6V BMD engine.
I changed the sparkplugs and found all three plugholes had oil in them before I removed the plugs. I have recently smelt oil when engine was hot but could not trace it till now as there was never any drips on the driveway. There doesn't appear to be oil coming from the rocker cover so where is it coming from?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: 2006 1.2 oil in spark plug holes

Post by alexperkins » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:40 am

It could be leaking from the rocker cover seal around the spark plug holes. Was it quite a lot of oil?

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Re: 2006 1.2 oil in spark plug holes

Post by Daughterpolo01 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:54 pm

Hi, I think I know where you are coming from, but on this 3 cylinder engine the plugs are offset at an angle in relation to the block. They don't come through the rocker cover.

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Re: 2006 1.2 oil in spark plug holes

Post by alexperkins » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:00 pm

Ah, yes of course. Im thinking of the four cylinder

It could be that someone has overfilled the oil at some point and its run down the block - clean it off and see if it returns.

Can you post some photos?

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Re: 2006 1.2 oil in spark plug holes

Post by Daughterpolo01 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:46 pm

Haven't got a photo, but what I can tell you is that when I took out the spark plug socket from all three plug recesses, the bottom inch of the socket was covered in oil.

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