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#1958493 - 01/17/10 09:16 AM Antifreeze on the spark plugs
TwistedMetalP71 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
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Loc: New Jersey


I had a misfire on cylinder 5 and 6 so I got new spark plugs and coil on plugs. When I pulled out the coil on plug for cylinder #5 I looked down the little hole where the spark plug sits and I saw theres all this antifreeze in there. I couldn't even see the spark plug.

Does anyone have any idea where this leak is coming from? How is the antifreeze getting in there? I unplugged the battery and changed out the spark plugs and coil on plugs. But when I drove a couple miles the check engine light came back on again because of all the fluid that gets in the spark plug hole.

I also noticed that my car has a plastic intake. I think I read on here that those plastic intakes are known to give problems should I replace it with a metal intake?
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#1958537 - 01/17/10 10:41 AM Re: Antifreeze on the spark plugs [Re: TwistedMetalP71]
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Registered: 12/12/01
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Loc: Rochester NY
i dont know how but you have been here two years and missed all the intake failure posts... your intake is shot

the antifreeze will screw up that new coil also... stop driving and you need to replace the intake. Just do a search.. tons of information
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#1958538 - 01/17/10 10:41 AM Re: Antifreeze on the spark plugs [Re: TwistedMetalP71]
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Registered: 11/30/01
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If it is #5 and #6, then it can be the plastic crossover is cracked around the thermostat, the classic plastic cracked across the front failure, leaking from the thermostat housing/neck.

Yes, the all plastic intake has more than a few common failures, and many of them are fixed with the revised intake with the aluminum crossover. My 97 Cougar suffered two ruptured plastic coolant crossovers, and my 2000 GM the rear heater nipple was weeping.

There are aftermarket replacements, but they have quite a few negatives against them, I instead bought a used take off one for my 2000 Grand Marquis for 50 bucks, and I put a PI intake on my 97 Cougar.
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#1958732 - 01/17/10 03:35 PM Re: Antifreeze on the spark plugs [Re: Bangster]
Chase3203 Offline
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Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 193
Loc: South Florida
Sounds like what was happening to me. The intake manifold was leaking and there were stress cracks on the thermostat housing.
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#1965295 - 01/26/10 01:21 PM Re: Antifreeze on the spark plugs [Re: Chase3203]
JJackP71 Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 184
Loc: Eastern Minnesota, US
cracked manifold I would guess, had the same problem. If you buy a new one make sure it has a metal housing and crossover.
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#1965296 - 01/26/10 01:22 PM Re: Antifreeze on the spark plugs [Re: JJackP71]
Fordiesel69 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/05
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VERY common problem. You need to replace the manifold. I recommend the OEM, but if you must by the dorman, they also work well.


Edited by Fordiesel69 (01/26/10 01:23 PM)
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#1965301 - 01/26/10 01:29 PM Re: Antifreeze on the spark plugs [Re: Fordiesel69]
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Yup you got the classic manifold crack.

Good luck bro.

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#1965308 - 01/26/10 01:37 PM Re: Antifreeze on the spark plugs [Re: Ask_The_Shack]
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Good luck, ive done this at least 5 times. even twice when i was 15.
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#1965318 - 01/26/10 01:50 PM Re: Antifreeze on the spark plugs [Re: 99_03PantherS]
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Registered: 09/16/05
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Loc: Erie, PA
And on a CV/GM it is very easy. Not so on a town car.
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