• Tiny
  • pin2
  • 1978 All Other Makes All Other Models

Hey, what's goin on? K, she has the Rocket 350 5.7, and when I look at the rear spark plugs, or the plugs nearest to dashboard, but ONLY those plugs. Anyways, there is oily gunk around the area of those spark plugs. Only a small amount, such a small amount that it is only on those rear plugs. Now, I checked the plugs(I did not pull them out-should i?) And they weren't oily, but I probably have to take them out to see. So, I was kinda wondering what that is, and what I need to replace. Cool beans. That's about it. Oh, and thanks for the reply on the heater core. Turns out that the control levers under the passenger side dash, I don't know, theres a diaphram and the levers were. Whatever. The heat works, and that's all that matters. Anyways, thanks, and hope to hear from you guys soon. Pintoo.

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 AT 1:02 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hyknrd
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Hi pin2--

From what you've said it sounds like your valve cover gasket may be leaking.

Here is a previous post that may shed some light:

Question: 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse mileage: 42,000. I just replaced my engine 6 months ago and the valve cover gasket is leaking. I have had that problem before with a different engine and it was never resolved after 3 replacements at a reputable, national chain store that guaranteed their work. Are there any type of valve cover problems specifically with Eclipses that I am unaware of (parts)? Or is this a problem because of improper installation (service)?

Answer: Too much internal engine pressure in the crankcase may be causing your valve cover gasket failures. Check the crankcase breathers and PCV valve to be sure they are functioning properly.

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 7:03 PM

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