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Mazda RX8 Quick question for you regarding a post you did on your car. When the engine flooded, did you smell gasoline or not? We came across a similar problem and I'm being told that when you have a flooded engine, the smell of gasoline is evident, except in my situation it is not. Advice?

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It usually is evident. It may sound odd, but if you take out the oil dipstick and smell it, you should be able to smell gas if it's in there. I would still recommend changing the oil just to be safe. Fuel in the oil could ruin the apex seal on the rotors and repairing that will cost alot more than an oil change. Also make sure that whoever changes it uses 5W-20 Non-synthetic oil. Synthetic oil will break down parts in the engine. I hope I could help.

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