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    Thread: my oil smells like gas

    1. 06-03-2005 05:59 PM #1
      my oil smells like gas what does this mea should i be worried?

    2. 06-03-2005 06:15 PM #2
      My cat's breath smells like catfood.

      Oh yeah...bump


    3. 06-03-2005 06:21 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by twisted turbo »
      my oil smells like gas

      this is typical...it will be worse however if you skimp out on changes

      nothin to worry about tho

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    4. 06-03-2005 06:30 PM #4
      I guess is normal too, how black is it?

    5. 06-03-2005 07:15 PM #5
      its ne woil about 1000 miles on it
      i just wasnt sure it it was normal or not
      thanx for the info

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      06-03-2005 07:29 PM #6
      Lots of variables there. Like when you checked it. How long are your drives. If and how you are modded. You'll almost always smell a little fuel on the oil dipstick. Just as long as it doesn't wreak of fuel.

      Check this out. Run your finger along the rear bumper or hatch and see if it is sooty. Or pull a plug. Or go to someone with scan tools and check adaptation trends.


    7. 06-03-2005 07:31 PM #7
      This is not normal, if it is enough that it is a strong smell, i would start with a compression/leakdown test...

    8. 06-03-2005 07:33 PM #8
      Mine has smelled like gas since day one.

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      06-03-2005 08:49 PM #9
      just get it analysed by Blackstone laboratories and be done with it.
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    10. 06-03-2005 09:17 PM #10
      i didnt check the dip stick i took the oil cap off (where ya fill the oil) and it was strong enough to say holy **** it smells like gas
      i just changed my plugs and they were white

    11. 06-03-2005 09:29 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by twisted turbo »
      i didnt check the dip stick i took the oil cap off (where ya fill the oil) and it was strong enough to say holy **** it smells like gas
      i just changed my plugs and they were white

      white? I'd say you've got some problems....leeeaaaaan problems!


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      06-03-2005 09:30 PM #12
      Well,

      It's important not to smell of the oil right after start-up, like after changing your plugs. The oil will have all kinds of volatiles in it that may smell of fuel. Drive the car for say a half hour or so then stop and smell. See if it is as strong.

      Like I said before, if it is really a strong fuel smell- like smelling your gas tank filler, then Benard is right something is wrong.

      You say you changed your plugs. Why? Were they fouled or worn out? Were you getting a lot of mis-fires? This would cause oil dilution and a fuel smell would be expected at the oil filler.


    13. 06-04-2005 08:05 AM #13
      i changed the plugs cuz i ws gettign a mis fire on cyl 1 -2 and it was the first thing i could think of to fix the mis fire

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      06-04-2005 08:54 AM #14
      ah ha,

      Two cylinders with lots of mis-fires. That means two cylinders filling with fuel on some cycles, not firing and washing down the rings and filling the sump with fuel.

      First make sure you've fixed the mis-fire problem with just the plugs. We all know the coil problems we have. If they are fixed, then immediately change your oil. Do not drive you car if you are still having mis-fires. Because heavy oil dilution will FUBAR your engine.

      If still mis-firing of course the coils and possibly the wiring (didn't look to see how old your 1.8T was) would be a good place to start.

      Good luck.


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      06-04-2005 11:44 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by RIVWMKIV »
      My cat's breath smells like catfood.
      my dogs breath smells like cat
      i wish my grass was emo so it would cut it's self

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      06-04-2005 02:30 PM #16
      get rid of the misfire and change the oil.

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    17. 06-04-2005 08:05 PM #17
      at least is doesnt smell like coolant...

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