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    96 Toyota Corolla plug missing under valve cover?

    Vikas & Others: When I showed the plug to the shop manager yesterday he told me it was the older plug that was removed from the vehicle. He said it was the older plug based on the way the coating looked on the round side of plug [it had some kind of black colored rubber or silicone like product...
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    96 Toyota Corolla plug missing under valve cover?

    Thank you all for your responses! I really appreciate your help. I think this problem is resolved---let me know if you see it differently (like if oil could leak over timing belt later on rather than immediately if semi-circular plug was not put back in the engine just under the valve cover...
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    96 Toyota Corolla plug missing under valve cover?

    Drew99GT & Others: the semi-circular plug the mechanic left on top my battery after he replaced spark plug tube seals & valve cover gasket had old oil on it. it was not a new plug. doesn't that tell us he took it out & didn't put it back in? another question: why would he even need to take...
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    96 Toyota Corolla plug missing under valve cover?

    Doog, I got one vehicle. Is it safe to drive to the shop in the vehicle with a missing semi-circular plug located on the side of the cylinder head? or will i risk getting oil on the timing belt & other if I drive to shop?
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    96 Toyota Corolla plug missing under valve cover?

    So if the mechanic never put the metal semi-circular plug back into the vehicle after he changed the spark plug tube seals & valve cover gasket isn't that an invitation to lose oil all over the timing belt & other?(looks like the plug belongs under the valve cover on the side of cylinder head)...
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    96 Toyota Corolla plug missing under valve cover?

    On Friday mechanic installed new spark plug tube seals & valve cover gasket set on 96 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8 L engine with 161,000 miles to fix problem of oil getting past the tube seals. I got home & found the semi-circular plug sitting on top of the battery. Based on price of parts ($59)...
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