Date: 7 Mar 2005 23:02:48 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Oil Smells Like Gas and Is Thin

On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 15:42:52 -0700, Christian M Mericle <> wrote: > On 7 Mar 2005 20:49:03 GMT, Dave Hinz <> wrote: > >>On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 13:21:48 -0700, Christian M Mericle <> 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. > > It doesn't have any trouble starting. Motor sounds good and runs fine. > It idles a little high and wants to die when the AC is on but it has > done that for quite awhile and probably just needs a tune-up. Pull the plugs & take a look. > It doesn't smoke but does blow small amounts of black liquid from the > tail pipe during/after initial startup. That's probably water condensation with soot, yes? Dave Hinz

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