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Okay, I just changed the spark plugs to Bosch plat 2's and wires. The day before that, I had the oil changed. Now, occasionally when the car is running, the engine sounds like it is squeeking. It gets faster as the rpms go up. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. Any ideas? When I took the old plugs out, there was some dust around the plug holes, that I was careful not to get any in the block. Hopefully, that has nothing to do with it. If it did, could I just drain the oil and refill again or something or am I screwed?
 

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FWI, you will probably have to replace the plugs in a few thousand miles. Lots of people on here have been having problems with the bosch plugs - especially the +2's and +4's.

An oil change and plug/wire replacement won't cause squeaking. Usually squeaking is the belt slipping or a bearing going out on the tensioner pulley, or alternator or A/C compressor. buy a can of belt dressing, spray a TINY BIT inbetween the belt and one of the pulleys as the car is idling. If the squeaking stops, then the belt needs to be replaced.

EDIT: a little dust in the cumbustion chamber isn't going to hurt a bit.
 

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Maybe squeeking wasn't the best word. Chirping sounds more like it. I wish I could post a recording on here. Oh, and I found an oil puddle under my car today. I dunno how much I've lost, but I was a quart low when I left work, I added a quart, drove home, still good. I'll have to retest in the AM.
 

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Belts chirp, it could definatly be the belt. Try and figure out where its leacking from sicne you'll need to know that to fix it.
 
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