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#1 alan.1982

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

hi just bought a 03 1.8 mondeo last sunday with a 127k on the clock with some sevice history and 4 owns from new all was good until thursday the check engine light come on and was running a bit off so got home was changing the spark plugs and one had oil on it any ideas.. thanks

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#2 jeebowhite

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

when you say "running a bit off" what do you mean?

Ideally we need a bit more information.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

hi just bought a 03 1.8 mondeo last sunday with a 127k on the clock with some sevice history and 4 owns from new all was good until thursday the check engine light come on and was running a bit off so got home was changing the spark plugs and one had oil on it any ideas.. thanks

Welcome to the forum alan,
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#4 BigD

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

Bad valve seats would be my guess, or maybe piston rings. Those are the 'normal' causes of an oily spark plug (and it will cause it to run "a bit off").

Not really a job for the home mechanic.

#5 alan.1982

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

Took it to the mechanic to day that what his so hopefully the dealer I bought it off is going to change it or give me my money back will know tomorrow


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