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Changed out my spark plugs and cyl. 1 and 3 were good color, however 2 and 4 were completely covered in oil. threads, electrode, everything. I know I do have a leaking valve cover gasket but I am wondering if it could be the valve seals? I appreciate some input if any peeps know which it could be. DANKE
 

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this is for an 03 spectra base model...does this year have spark plug tube seals??????
 

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The tube seals are part of the valve cover gasket. $36.00 from any Kia dealership.0K247 10235B, is the part #.
 

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Don't worry about valve seals causing oil in the spark plug wells. Completely different problem.
Do as cobra says, replace the valve cover gasket. He's a good guy to get to know as he's a KIA parts manager...
Welcome to kia-forums...
Dave
 

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Ordered it for 22 and some change from rock auto. should be here in a day or two. I'll be doing the work this weekend. I'll let you guys know how it goes! It is a FEL-PRO gasket. Hopefully this stacks up to the one I would have got at the kia dealership.
 
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