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Old 05-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Spark plug well is NASTY

So during my engine freshen up (new seals, paint, reroute, etc.) I noticed my #3 spark plug well looks like utter **** - a combination of crusty white and orange colored sludge.

Sorry, no pictures as the lighting was too dark for my iPhones sensor/iso to handle.

Any idea what this could be? VC oil leak combined with water? Corrosion? The plug insulator looks fine. I haven't pulled the plug yet as I want to clean the **** out first - need to find an appropriate wire brush.

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If I had to guess, its probably a mélange of water oil and rust. Do you have a hood vent or are you predisposed to hose your engine down to clean it?
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Sorry, no pictures as the lighting was too dark for my iPhones sensor/iso to handle.

how is the condition of the rubber cup that contacts the valve cover on that particular plug wire???
probably a mixture of water, oil, and rust from the moisture in there... do you wash your engine alot?

EDIT: damnit, already beat to it

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