ITS AN ES 1

  • Tiny
  • Mazdagirl13
  • 2000 Mazda Protege
  • 140 miles

Its an ES 1.8L eng. I have oil on bottom of 2 of my 4 spark plugs. Took plugs out cleaned them off n wiped cylinders out n ran for a few days til the oil leaks back into cylinders. Does this mean I need piston rings and if so what all needs replaced when doing that?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 AT 5:49 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Mean electrode? If yes maybe valve guide seals

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 AT 9:14 PM
  • Tiny
  • Mazdagirl13
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LoL. Oil is leaking into the holes that my spark plugs are in ( not sure what that is called) but oil is on the bottom of only 2 of my 4 plugs. What is causing this and what parts do I need to buy to have this fixed? A friends husband is gonna fix it but I need to know all parts I need to purchase to fix it.

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 AT 10:02 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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The leak should be from the plug seal under the valve cover gasket.

What you need would be the valve cover gasket, inclusive of the plug seals.

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Friday, February 15th, 2013 AT 4:15 PM

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