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    What does it mean if oil is leaking from a point plug

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    Hope this helps...http://www.carinnovation.co.uk/index.php/maintenance/item/239-engine-oil-leaks

    I'm in USA, I don't know the meaning of 'point plug' I don't even find a google response on it. But if you are talking about a spark plug leaking at the head, it means you are also losing compression and it could start a fire. Simple fix assuming the plug hasn't been cross threaded.  Needs a gasket ring. of maybe just tightened down a bit.   BTW:  If you are speaking of an engine spark plug, it should not be oil leaking it would be gasoline and compressed gas.  You would hear a 'hissing sound' as the engine runs.


     


     

    mycatsmom

    old cars have points

    Hey Rowdy Girl, As Vinny said, we are assuming you mean spark plug,Like Vinny i have never heard of a point plug ,I am from Australia, you have not mentioned how your car is running, or if it is even a car,so i think we can assume your spark plug is in tight and sealed. so it is possible the oil could be coming from your tappet cover gasket,and leaking down to your spark plug,,your tappet cover is on the very top of the motor and held down by 2 bolts or nuts..tighten them if loose,with the motor cold,spray a can of degreaser over the top of the motor,hose it off with water,wait for the motor to dry,then start it and look for oil leaks,go for a 20 minute drive ,then look for leaks.. all the best 

    bustieone

    Great answer, combined with Vinny, you should start a garage. Must relocate, somewhere half way in between. Maybe Hawaii?
    terryfossil 1

    could be a great tax dodge Bustie,you wanna link up,cause i will have to check in with Vinny first..>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Vinny

    I'm all for it as long as I don't get dirty, I don't like getting dirty. I can shout instructions-- Kinda like the general on the hill above the battle with binoculars. :)
    terryfossil 1

    No suits in the mechanic game Vinny.........
    bustieone

    ...and there will be no union! A days' pay for a days' work... We will charge the locals one price, and the tourists another, as does happen in resort areas. I can already see the banged knuckles and grease that will be on my hands. I will wear a cap turned sideways at a 45 % angle, and we need garage nicknames.
    terryfossil 1

    I can see the sign now mate,,Bustie and Fossil "Your honest A grade mechanics" Union man in the suit out back "Clean Vinny"..that tickeled me guys.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Vinny

    Vinny don't do dirty. Shop must be pristine, people don't wanna drive their Mercedes into a dirty shop. Showers in the back, I expect all mechanics to shower after each job. I don't care if you only changed one wiper blade, to the showers wit yas. :)
    mycatsmom

    I never heard of a car repair garage having a shower! LOL
    bustieone

    How about after oil changes only, not wiper blades? And maybe work in tuxedos? That would really play to the Mercedes crowd...

    It means the cap on the plug was turned too tight, and the threads are stripped.  Or , prob  the threads are biting into the rubber seal, causing a leak.



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