Bad hesitation check engine light flashing and one spark plug looks as if it was painted black

Tiny
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  • 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 65,000 MILES
Hello,

Had a bad hesitation from a start today. I looked at the dash and my CE light was flashing. Knew this was not good. I went to where I was going, and shut car down, then restarted and the CE light was still flashing.

Came back out and started the car and the CE light was out but the engine was running real rough.

I took it to the auto parts that was on the way home for a free CE light check. He tried but said there was no error code but that I had multiple misfires.
He could do no more than that.

Got home about a half hour later and let engine cool down and then removed the plugs. Three looked good but number one looked as if someone spray painted it with gloss black paint. See photos.

Spark plug charts show this as oil fowled.

Is this something I can take care of?

Thanks
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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 12:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

I forgot to mention that when I started the car (so I could move it closer to the garage) there was white smoke coming from the exhaust. Very light, like a cold start on a very cold morning, not heavy smoke.

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 12:35 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

Thanks for the pictures really helps, In the cylinder with the dark plug can you check the compression? Here is a the guide to help you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

Please run this test and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Cheers, Ken

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Friday, June 9th, 2017 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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Thank You for the answer. I couldn't take the car "breaking" anymore. It was scrapped.

Leased a new one,

Thanks again, I could be back though, my wife has an 08.

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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 AT 4:32 AM
Tiny
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Okay, I hear ya sometimes you got to make the call.

Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 AT 10:44 AM

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