Engine Drivetrain 2nd Gen Lots of oil in sparkplug tubes

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  1. Cooperossa

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    I have a 08 Cooper hatchback,this morning I noticed sparkplug tubes filled with oil. Is this somewhat normal for these Mini's to fill up like this?
     
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    No it's not. I'd think your valve cover gasket is leaking. Best get that fixed.

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    No, you should not have oil in your spark plug tubes at all.
     
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    #8 DneprDave, Aug 12, 2014
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    Welcome!

    You can get oil in the spark plug tubes if you add oil this way:

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    It's not exactly the valve cover gasket, it's the seals around the tubes, which you get to by removing the valve cover. If someone had the valve cover off and forgot to put those seals back on or if they've just gotten old and hard you can get a significant amount of oil in those tubes.

    The fix is easy, a new valve cover gasket and new tube seals - they're fairly easy to change

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    MiniDave I think he has a 2nd Gen, 08 Hatchback.
     

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