I can’t use the drop-down boxes in Firefox, so here’s the preamble.
I have a 2009 Honda Accord EX-L V-6. It has just over 200,000 miles on it now and is in relatively good shape.
In accordance with the suggested maintenance schedule, I decided to change the spark plugs. I saved the hardest one for last (transverse V6 cylinder #1 is tough to access). I was able to replace the plug, but there was a lot of oil on my spark plug socket and on the old plug. (see pics attached or below).
None of the other cylinders had this problem.
I’ve also noticed that the exhaust smells odd lately, as if there’s a leak or something. It doesn’t smell like it’s burning oil, it just doesn’t smell right.
It idles and runs fine.
What’s the cause of this, and how hard is it to fix?