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My car is a 1995 Intrepid ES 3.5l. It's been running pretty well since I got it, but it has recently been having some major issues (overheating, mostly). I haven't found any major coolant leaks on the outside, so I went to check the spark plugs to see if any coolant is getting into the cylinders, and I found oil on #1. And when I say I found oil, I mean the spark plug was covered in oil. Has anyone else here had this issue, and what could be causing this?
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Sounds like the seal on the sparkplug tube is leaking. People have found that before when checking plugs to find the cause of a misfire. Typically ends up with someone trying to replace the seal, pulling on the tube with pliers, damaging the tube, and ordering a replacement tube & seal.
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Right, that makes me feel a little better. Honestly, I've been planning a refresh on the top end anyway, so I'll make sure to look at that in the process.
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Spark plug tube leak won't cause overheating though.

Do you lose any coolant over time? If not, make sure radiator fans come on.
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