My car is a four cylinder Suzuki Cultus. It has been a bit sluggish on take off in first and second gear. Almost like its choking a bit then its fine when you get going (no back firing). I pulled spark plugs out to give a clean and noticed the first plug is covered in oil, so is the chamber. The spark plug end is clean with a little bit of carbon build up, which I cleaned with a wire brush. The base of the ceramic part has a slightly burnt ring around it. I noticed some oil residue in the crease of the plug chamber where I think the gasket is and am guessing it may need gasket changed? All the other plugs are clean and fine. Any idea if this could be causing poor motor performance and how easy is it to change the head gasket on a suzuki cultus. How much do mechanics roughly charge for a gasket change?
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 AT 11:08 PM