I could never expect oil to come from the spark plug holes. It's probably a
leaking valve cover gasket where the oil is slowly dripping into the spark
plug recess, pooling, and then dribbling out...
No thoughts on the tires...
From: John Hobson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 8:46 AM
To: Spitfires mailing list
Subject: oil leak from spark plug holes
Saskia, my 1977 Spit 1500 is leaking oil from No.2 and No.3 spark plug
holes (and probably elsewhere that I'm not aware of!). Has anyone else
had this problem? Could it be that the plugs need tightening up? Could
it be a problem with the cylinder head?
Another slightly odd thing happened a week or so ago. I got a pair of
new tyres (Pirelli P1000, 155-80-13) on the rear for a week or so after
having them fitted they seemed to rub when going over bumps or round
corners. At first I thought it was the exhaust box scraping on the
ground, but I now think that it's the tyres rubbing on the wheel arches.
Anyway whatever this problem was/is it has now fixed itself, and I'm none
the wiser exactly what the original problem was... anyone else had this
problem, any thoughts on it?
Any help, as always, very much appreciated!
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