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Re: Oil in spark plug wells??? (archive)

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Posted by ChesS on June 30, 1999 at 14:41:19:

In Reply to: Oil in spark plug wells??? posted by ChesS on June 27, 1999 at 20:47:13:

Since both 5 and 6 plugs are covered (and others are clean) with oil and one of the BMW parts supplier said that there is 4 gaskets needed - a big one around the perimeter and 3 small ones - I assume that the 3 small ones are around the plugs (1,2)(3,4)(5,6) ????
I ordered the gasket set and will open it this weekend and see...
Thanks for your inputs...

: After owning my 91 M5 for a few month, I tried for the first time to replace spark plugs.
: On plugs # 5 and 6 when I pulled the long cable tips I noticed that they were all soaked in oil and so were the tops of spark plugs. The rest of the plugs looked clean and dry. Is this most likely a valve cover gasket leaking or something more serious?
: After replacing all plugs there was a little blue smoke from the tail pipe for a short while (probbably because some of the oil got into cylinders) but car runs fine, Any advice?

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