Question about 1997 Plymouth Neon
DRIVING MY 97 NEON INTO THE GARAGE, AND TURNING IT OFF, THERES A STRONG GASOLINE SMELL? NO LEAKS VISIABLE.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is good that you have detected this problem. Gas in the oil is detrimental to the life of the engine. The oil is contaminated and probably thinned out.
But it will happen shortly again if you do not find the cause. Most likely you have fuel injectors that are leaking. A bleed-down test could confirm the problem if the integrity of the rest of the fuel system allows it. Sometimes fuel pressure is too high and beyond the ability of the injectors to close off completely.
Testing costs money and finding the 1 bad injector out of 4 or 6 cylinders is often more expensive than just replacing all of the injectors. You can try to remove sparkplugs after the engine has set overnight and see if one plug is wet. But the fuel may not run down on the sparkplug or you can have an intermittent problem and the engine seals just before testing and you miss it.
There are different injection systems and I am not familiar whether you have throttle body injection(one or two injectors) or the port injection for each cylinder. Some older Models could even pass Emissions with Carburetors. An internal leak in a Carburetor would give you the same problems.
You do need to get the bad oil out of the engine, but it will quickly be contaminated if you do not fix the cause. The white smoke can be moisture, but not necessarily from an engine defect; the new gasahol fuel attracts water.
Please rate my info. Check autoparts sites for pictures of your injectors. Autozone,Advance, Oreilys to name a few.
Posted on Nov 28, 2012
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SOURCE: gasoline odor
Oh yes there is and there is a charcol canister up under the hood that captures the vapors if the canister is full you could smell fuel.
You will need a shop that has a SMOKE MACHINE to find the leak in the evaporative emissions plumbing from the tank to the engine compartment.
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Posted on Aug 21, 2008
You have an oil leak. Chances are the valve cover is seeping oil onto the exhaust manifold. Also the drip lite on your dash means that you are low in oil. So check the oil , add if needed. The bigger problem is that if the car is high miles. You have worn rings which is presurizing the valve cover which is causing it to seep out. It would also explain the oil indicator lite on the dash. If money is tight you just need to check the oil level once a weak and add. Milk it. Otherwise its and engine overhaul, big money. good luck.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
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