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Old 04-25-2012, 02:11 PM   #135
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[QUOTE=jabulon;4102464]A bit off topic:
I have gapped my AR103 to 0.065 a few days back. The engine behaved beautifully, until this one time I needed to reach about 5k while the engine was still cold; it stalled, and I've decided to go back to .060.
One thing I've noticed while gapping it on the first time, was some oil on the threads of two of the plugs. It did not look too suspicious to me then, so I simply wiped the threads off of the oil and put them back in.
Today, I found out that the same two plugs are again covered in oil.
Dose anyone have any insights on the issue ?

Arty thinks:
This is likely the a leaking cam cover gasket that will allow oil from above to drain into the spark plug well. If it is bad leak it could cause plug wire boot deterioration.
Comp Orange Coswagon /Torsen and 4.06 gear, alum. flywheel/w/Centerforce clutch. 2.3L/ 11.6 pistons, 39lb. inj. Eagle rods, Stage 2 Cosworth cams on ported street head with the Cosworth Intake and exhaust, 205NA HP., rev limit 7800 rpm.
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