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Old 09-21-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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I went out this morning to check the spark plugs and coil packs on my 2010 SES. Plug 1 was fine. Plugs 2 & 3 had oil in them when I removed the coil pack to get at the plugs. Not sure how long I've been driving this way, any suggestions on what is happening please let me know ASAP. What kind of damage, if any, can this cause? Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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Has it been running fine? Chances are good it's just a valve cover gasket.
To clarify your post, it doesn't look like the cylinders have oil in them. It just looks like the spark plugs have oil on them.
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Has it been running fine? Chances are good it's just a valve cover gasket.
I noticed a slightly irregular idle yesterday, hence the reason i wanted to check the plugs/coils. Now, I imagine I'd need to clean out all the oil prior to re-installing the coils & attempting to make it to the mech to look at it?
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To clarify your post, it doesn't look like the cylinders have oil in them. It just looks like the spark plugs have oil on them.
Yes, that is correct from what I can see
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I noticed a slightly irregular idle yesterday, hence the reason i wanted to check the plugs/coils. Now, I imagine I'd need to clean out all the oil prior to re-installing the coils & attempting to make it to the mech to look at it?
Clean off what you can, re-install the plugs/COPS and take it to your mechanic (which might be you).
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Clean off what you can, re-install the plugs/COPS and take it to your mechanic (which might be you).
Thanks for the info. Cleaning it out the best I can & headed to the mech to get it fixed.
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2010? should be warranty
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2010? should be warranty
I'm out of bumper to bumper, and at 48850 mileage. Would this be covered under the power train warranty? I suspect it's a wear & tear item.
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yes, its a Engine item, it should be powertrain
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timing gear, valve cover, flywheel, oil pump, water pump, and seals and gaskets are covered
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