Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Oil is leaking onto the spark plugs

asked by on

Hi, I have a 2009 chevrolet traverse leaking oil from spark plug tubs. I thought that was the upper seals and I replaced them. When I removed valve cover I noticed that the oil leak was coming from where the tub connect with cylinder head in the lower part. I'm wondering if those tubs can be removed and resealable. please let me know. Any advice will be appreciated.

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Check engine light is illuminated and the car is not starting

Hey there, thanks for writing in. In the future, please include the code number. There are several codes that this system can set. If you have a crank sensor code, this will cause your car to not start. The...

Q: Plugs coming out black but not oilly

This is a sign of a rich fueling condition. This can happen for many different reasons, such as a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor, leaking fuel injectors, a failing catalytic converter or a bad O2 sensor. All of...

Q: Oil leaking into spark plugs galley, car won't start

If you found oil has entered the spark plug tube galley then the oil may have shorted out all the coils and plug wires causing the engine no start. The oil is getting in the galley from a leaking valve...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.