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    • Oct 25, 2018 6:12:10 pm
    • Edited 1 times, last by backroad101 on Oct 25, 2018 6:21:02pm.
    On way home car started running rough and got a P0302 code. Got home and went to change the plugs and all 4 have oil on them. My research is showing I need to change the valve cover gasket, which seems to be common. I have read this can cause oil to get into the plug channels but my question is could the oil be getting to the tips of the plugs? Or maybe it got on the tip when I took the plug out? I am only getting a p0302 code, no other codes.
    • Oct 27, 2018 11:37:22 am
    • Edited 1 times, last by backroad101 on Oct 27, 2018 11:49:18am.
    Job done. Was the most straight forward job I have done on this car so far. Looking back, it was prob mostly the #2 coil pack but it got my attention on the valve cover gasket which is good. Did the valve cover gasket, 4 spark plugs and the #2 coil. Back to running like a top, hopefully better.

    As far as getting oil out of the spark plug wells, here is a cool video. Would prob have never thought of doing it this way. Starts at the 1 minute mark if you want to skip ahead.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XhkgYScs9I

    Also, here is a video if you break the clips on the coil pack connectors. I am going to zip tie mine until I can get some new connectors

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwZhRg8m4C8
    • Nov 07, 2018 10:35:20 am
    backroad101 wrote:
    Job done. Was the most straight forward job I have done on this car so far. Looking back, it was prob mostly the #2 coil pack but it got my attention on the valve cover gasket which is good. Did the valve cover gasket, 4 spark plugs and the #2 coil. Back to running like a top, hopefully better.

    As far as getting oil out of the spark plug wells, here is a cool video. Would prob have never thought of doing it this way. Starts at the 1 minute mark if you want to skip ahead.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XhkgYScs9I

    Also, here is a video if you break the clips on the coil pack connectors. I am going to zip tie mine until I can get some new connectors

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwZhRg8m4C8


    good job!! I know I've asked before but I'm being lazy to look, how many miles on your tC? interested to see how many miles were on those coil packs, I bet they were original.

    I do know of the coil pack wiring connector breaking, that's an awesome find! I knew there were connectors you had to wire in (pigtail connectors) but this way just replace the housing! If you find a link to those, definitely post that up!

    Glad all is well now!
    • Nov 08, 2018 3:36:10 pm
    Currently have 133k miles and a lot of the stuff on the car I am changing out seems original. Coolant looked recent though :-)
    • Nov 11, 2018 8:26:59 am
    backroad101 wrote:
    Currently have 133k miles and a lot of the stuff on the car I am changing out seems original. Coolant looked recent though :-)


    hey that's right! good job on the coolant! so 133k and the ignition coil finally gave up. Good info for the rest who reach that mileage with the same issues. Most probably already have, but still good info.
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