Yes, apart from the valve cover and plug seals, there are no other possible areas for oil to be leaking into the plug tubes.
January, 20, 2010 AT 3:10 AM
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.
Thanks for all your help!
January, 20, 2010 AT 7:28 AM
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.
May, 21, 2010 AT 7:01 PM
I just had exactly the same problem. It was the valve cover gasket.
May, 21, 2010 AT 7:12 PM
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.