Date: 7 Mar 2005 20:49:03 GMT From: Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> Subject: Re: Oil Smells Like Gas and Is Thin
On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 13:21:48 -0700, Christian M Mericle <newsgroupinkynospamail.com> wrote: > 1985 900 8V (non-turbo) with 165.000 miles. I did an oil change a few > months back. I checked my oil the other day and noticed an slight > overfill. I thought that maybe I had done it accidently during that > last change (but didn't really think so). So, a few days later, I > checked it again. Now, it seemed to be even more overfilled. I noticed > it also looked very thin, so I applied the nose test and found that it > smelled very much of gasoline. Could be coming past the rings, or maybe valve guides. Not many other options. How's it running? Pull the plugs, see if they look OK, or if one is markedly different than the others? Easist problem would be a misfiring plug, which would give you problems with how well the car runs. 165,000 is pretty young for worn rings or guides, though.