Why would oil be coming out from around spark.

Tiny
DUSTYNUGGS
  • MEMBER
  • 1962 FORD FALCON
  • 53,000 MILES
Why would oil be coming out from around spark plugs? I have oil coming out from around where the spark plugs screw into engine block from cylinders 1 and 2. When engine is running I can see small bubbles of oil seeping out around the first 2 spark plugs closest to the from of the car. The rest of the spark plugs have no oil around them. I have some white smoke coming from tail pipe but only when engine is cold once engine is warmed up no smoke at all none when I accelerate either. Please advise. Thanks
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 AT 6:28 PM

5 Replies

Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
You may have bad rings on the pistons for the 2 cylinder effected. Do a wet and dry compression test to check rings

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
DUSTYNUGGS
  • MEMBER
Thanks Roy for the quick reply. What tools or instruments are needed to perform the wet and dry compression tests to check the rings? Kind of green at this level of engine diagnostics.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
Compression tester is available at a parts store to rent or buy.

Remove all plugs and crank 3 times on each cylinder for compression. Then add a little oil to each cylinder and re test.

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
DUSTYNUGGS
  • MEMBER
Thanks so much for the advice and a direction to go in.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 AT 6:46 PM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
Good luck

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 AT 6:47 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides