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Old 05-16-2011, 11:30 AM  
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Oil on my spark plugs...

I blew my O-rings or my head gasket, right? Either way, it requires a complete break down to the heads to get to the o-rings. ugh....

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97 honda accord se
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i refuse to rebuild another engine from the ground up.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:15 PM  
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Yeah. With limited info I'm guessing it's the head. Any coolant in the oil?
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:46 PM  
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Oil on the plugs is likely worn or broken rings, but could be valve seals to.

A blown head gasket will put oil in the coolant, or coolant in the oil, or both.

What was the compression like?
Not only should all 4 read in the normal range, but be fairly close to even as well.

If its just a head gasket thats an easy fix, so long as the block and head are not warped.
May as well change the timing belt and water pump while its apart, a they are prone to failure, but easy to do if removing the head.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:05 PM  
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no coolant. so my head gasket is fine. but to get to the o-rings, the head has to be opened- and then resealed. ive rebuilt two engine from blow head gaskets, both were fox body mustangs. maybe if this wasnt an accord, id be interested. BUT since it is just a honda, to hell with it. its far too much work for no return.

i noticed a problem when i fouled out my third spark plug. (not my third inserted spark plug. spark #3) i changed my plugs and wires because i bought the car used and who knows when they were changed last. i pulled #3 and it was dripping with oil. since i had nothing to fix this issue right away, i put the new ones in and finished the job. along with an oil change. two days later, it fouled again. i know its just going to keep doing it until its fixed. i didnt check compression, although i should when i get home today.

my toyota would NEVER have done this to me. she loves me too much. stupid honda. i believe its time to sell her...
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:12 PM  
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No, your Toyota would just keep accelerating. Sorry it was too easy.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:18 PM  
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No, your Toyota would just keep accelerating. Sorry it was too easy.
nah, i have an old beast. way before all this gas pedal technology.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:22 PM  
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Ahhh the good stuff! Gotta love simple cars!
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:39 PM  
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the most complex thing about my truck.... that damn blinker fluid keeps running out.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:01 PM  
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That stuff is EXPENSIVE!
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:08 PM  
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That stuff is EXPENSIVE!
i used to work at a motorcycle shop in houston,tx and when arseholes would come in thinking they knew it all, we'd explain to them that it was their blinker fluid. most left convinced.
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