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      11-13-2017, 06:07 PM   #1
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Replaced my coils and plugs... dang!!!

Guys, I ended up replacing my coils and spark plugs last Saturday. Everything went fine but wanted to share an experience. After replacing coils and plugs noticed 1 or 2 plugs with lots of oil on threads probably due to a leaky valve cover gasket which I know I need to replace. Anyways, after starting car lots of white/bluish smog came out from exhaust, I mean my whole garage was full of smoke... I was freaking out for a minute but then I figured it was oil that dripped inside the cylinder when I removed them ( I searched online for this). After a couple of minutes all the oil burned out and everything was back to normal.

My plugs were bad and had black all around them, most likely due to bad coils.

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Similar here - I changed the plugs on my E93 and a couple had oil pooling at the bottom of the plughole
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Similar here - I changed the plugs on my E93 and a couple had oil pooling at the bottom of the plughole
Yeap next project is to replace my VCG... I tend to wash engine bay every 6-8 months to avoid oil getting into other parts. Its not only messy but unsafe. Sometimes the oil smell go inside cabin and also, sometimes I see a bit of smoke from oil dripping onto the exhaust manifold.

I know 2 bolts of my valve cover are broken. I can pull them off with my hand... but this will stop soon...

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