my oil smells like gas what does this mea should i be worried?
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
2002 337 1.8VBT
2000 Jetta 1.8T stockish
2011 Jetta TDI 55MPG
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.
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!
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.
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.