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Old 01 February 2019, 11:34 AM
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Drove the car to work today (spirited motorway and back lane drive ) ... straight away noticed it was down on power compared to last night -WAY down. Last night was the first time it has been properly driven in months. Car was juddering, struggling to make 30. Pulled over and checked HT leads .. 3/4 were hanging out! Plugged back in and boom perfect.

Got to work after a blast down the M55 and checked the leads again to make sure they werent wiggling loose. Fine... EXCEPT the last lead had a bit of oil on it.. Drivers side nearest the rear of the car....

Any ideas? Trying to think whats above that... Turbo oil feed? Gonna take it super slow on the way back no boost and try to see a garage soon.

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Are the plugs tight?
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Most likely to be the kidney shaped cam cover seals similar to Item 8 in the link below

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Most common issue on driver side is likely to be rocker gaskets due to heat cycles from exhaust headers, which when changing you would replace the spark plug seals too.
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thanks for the replies - turned out to be a bit of oil from the breather, and nothing to worry about (guy who was ex subaru rally team). ... though i have found a diff problem now.... UGH (see new thread)
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