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What is wrong when several spark plugs are dripping with oil on a 95 Ford Thunderbird V8?


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2005-08-24 02:25:09
2005-08-24 02:25:09

It seems to me that this would be a drastic engine break, maybe a cracked piston or cracked cylinder. Although with multiple cylinders showing signs of oil leakage, I would lean more towards bad head gaskets, leaking fresh oil into the cylinders. A way to check this is to remove the oil filler cap with the engine running and see if there is a significant amount of "blow by" air coming out of it. Also if your radiator is loosing fluid, or your exhaust is white with steam, this would be a sign of a faulty head gasket. If it is just one side, or row, of cylinders, I would check both the head gasket, and the intake manifold gasket to make sure they are in good working order.

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Not to be disrespectful, however you just answered your own question...if it's a V-6, there are 6 spark plugs!

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According to one of Fords websites : For a 1989 Ford Thunderbird , 3.8 liter V6 engine : The spark plugs are gapped at ( .054 inch )

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According to one of Fords websites : For a 1993 Ford Thunderbird , 3.8 liter / 232 cubic inch V6 engine : The spark plugs are gapped at ( .054 inch )

Some vehicles have several coil packs that send spark to two plugs. Most likely your car has this arrangement and the coil pack has gone bad that controls the spark on the other two plugs.

Do it yourself, use platinum tipped plugs so you won't have to replace them often.

Any spark plugs made by the manufacturer of your car will be a good fit, and should last for several thousand miles.

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just follow your spark plug wires down to either side of your motor and it should be under your valve covers... if you don't know where your spark plugs are i would suggest getting a book about 1997 for tbirds from you local parts store

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Using the 1972 Ford Thunderbird as an example : The 460 cubic inch / 7.5 liter V8 engine : ( has spark plugs gapped at .035 inch )

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