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uh oh, oil on my plugs and wires

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by get_nick, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i have a 1992 civic vx. 165,000 miles. stock motor. so my car bogs every once in a while. i will be driving and it will just stop accellerating. kinda like du du du vrooooom. it stutters then picks right up. it doesn't do it a lot, but maybe once every 4 or 5 minutes. it's really annoying.

    what i tried to do:
    so i tried replacing the fuel filter, plugs and all the tune up stuff. didn't work. and when i pulled the plugs out, there was oil on the plugs and wires of the two center plugs.

    what is the deal?
     
  2. driver1

    driver1 Senior Member

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    the spark plug grommets are gone just buy a valve cover gasket SET and replace them and youll be set...and replace the valve cover gasket also cause u have to take it off to change them and u have to buy it to get them
     
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    $30 at autozone for the SET
     
  4. GSRCIVICTN

    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

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    Make sure you replace the plug wires also. I was taught that the oil isn't exactly good for them.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    it bogs down a little when you first take off... it sounds like your fuel pressure.. my car did that.. fuel pressure was way to high
     
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    Wait...does it start vibrating and losing power as you get on the gas while driving? If it does it might be your catalylitic converter if you have one.

    I had the stock 92 cx whith the front mounted cat and it got plugged really bad and would start doing that while driving.
     
  7. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    I was thinking that to. I haven't had much of a chance to look at it. i have been spending too much time at work. but it just bogs for a second it's like, du du du vrooooom. then it takes off like normal.
     
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    also a malfunctioning O2 sensor will do this.
     
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