Had timing belt replaced drove car home and parked it for 2-3 weeks. Tried to start it and now the engine turns bit won't completely start. There is oil on all four spark plugs. Ideas why won't start?

Asked by May 29, 2015 at 06:05 AM about the 2003 Honda Civic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Sounds like the spark plugs are oil fouled. Replace them. Buy a set of anti-foulers for the plugs as well. Sounds like you have worn valve guide seals. Worn valve guide seals allow oil to run down the valve stem, past the worn seal, and drip onto the spark plug electrode. The anti-fouler will shield the electrode and prevent oil from dripping on them again. HTH. -Jim

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