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Old 06-17-2001, 12:34 PM
chowpit chowpit is offline
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Rest easy. A cylinder leakdown test will determine if your valve guides are worn or if in fact you have cylinder leakage also (highly unlikely). The most common cause is the valve stem seals getting old and letting oil pass by. You may try new seals first or you could opt to go ahead and have a complete valve job done.

The ceramic missing from your plug was probably incinerated during combustion.
Scott Diener
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