Mechanics

OIL IN CYLINDERS

2000 Kia Sportage

Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Kia Sportage 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 137000 miles

As I was changing the plugs in my Sportage the back 2 cylinders had oil in them.
Would this be a valve cover gasket problem?

Thanks!
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Billmosley2007
January 18, 2010.




Hi billmosley2007,

Thank you for the donation.

Yes, apart from the valve cover and plug seals, there are no other possible areas for oil to be leaking into the plug tubes.

KHLow2008
Jan 18, 2010.
Changed the valve cover gasket as it was broken in several places. Now the car won't start. It turns over but will not fire. I made certain that the plugs were clean and all the oil was out of the cylinders.
Any ideas?

Thanks for all your help!

Tiny
Billmosley2007
Jan 20, 2010.
Recheck the ignition coil installation. Check if the wires are securely attached.

Did you check if there were sparks while cranking?
At end of cylinder head is the CMP, camshaft position sensor, check if the wires are securely connected.
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KHLow2008
Jan 20, 2010.
I just had exactly the same problem. It was the valve cover gasket.

Tiny
Duane Fulton
May 21, 2010.
I had a leaking valve cover gasket. Oil was in the cylinders. I changed the gasket, plugs, plug wires, AND the 2 coils which Auto Zone told me they were too weak to work properly. New coils may help and they're less $$ than I expected.

Tiny
Duane Fulton
May 21, 2010.

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