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Oil on Ignition Coil

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Maz, Sep 15, 2013.

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    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    Hi all,

    decided to do the N249 bypass today which I managed with ease thanks to the various guides on the forum.

    Also managed to replace some perished hoses with some Forge items which was nice m easy.

    Coil packs were also going to be replaced with some red top versions but I noticed a little oil on Coil 2 as I pulled it out and Coil 3 was dripping in the stuff.

    Can any of you tell me why this has happened and what needs to be done to resolve it.

    Thanks.
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    The cam cover gasket comes in two parts.

    * One a long thin rubber ring which seals around he outer edge of the cam cover.
    *The other is a chain of rings which seals the cam cover around each of the spark plug/coil pack holes.

    It will be the chain of rings gasket which will have gone hard and no longer sealing. New cam cover gasket required bud. Both gaskets come as a pair.

    Link to eBay gasket
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    Thanks bud,

    I'll get on the phone to TPS tomorrow.

    One small job, turns in to another and another...
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    Do you think it is wise to replace the plugs as well?
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    Depends on how long they've been in there. I'd take the wet plugs out to clean the oil off them so if they haven't been changed in a while then you might as well tick another job off the list and fit new ones. :thumbsup:
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