Oil in spark plug hole
I went to change the spark plugs on my 2007 focus last week and noticed the plug holes were filled with oil. After my initial panic and a search on here I realized that I just need to replace the valve cover gasket. I still have a few questions though.
1: What is the best way to get all the oil out of the hole before I remove the spark plugs?
2: With the spark plug boot sitting in oil, will I also need to replace those now?
3: What are the specs for how much I need to torque the bolts down to when I install the new gaskets?
I already have the new gaskets and will be putting them on this weekend, just looking for any tips to make it go as smoothly as possible.
I don't want to see this anymore.............
And this cylinder, the plug was completely submerged.
Whoa! I'd get a turkey baster!
Don't worry about removing the oil from the spark plug holes. It'll burn off quickly.
Just replace valve cover gasket and make sure everything is clean and smooth.
Get 3 or 4 cans of brake kleen and spray everything down good. Don't use a rag to wipe the surfaces. Just spray clean
I just got back home and am just about ready to tear into this.
I am still wondering where I can find the torque specs for the valve cover bolts?
My Hanes manual lists 60 in- lbs for the Zetec, and 80 in-lbs for the SPI.
It does not list anything for the 2.0 Duratec??
2007 Valve Cover Torque Specs
Here is a pdf showing the torque specs and the order to tighten the bolts:
2007 Ford Focus Valve Cover Torque Specs
This is from the 2007 Focus Workbook.
Thanks, Milton! That is just what I was looking for. I have everything off now. I am just getting the cover cleaned up and ready to paint. I will probably put it all back together tomorrow when the paint on the valve cover is dried.
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