Question about 1996 Buick Skylark
I changed the oil 2 wks ago and it needs to be changed again so my dad smelled the oil and it smelled like nothing but gas.
The most common causes are a faulty injector or fuel pressure regulator.
If one of the injectors is not closing, it will allow liquid gas to flow into the cylinder and past the rings.
If the regulator fails, it will allow liquid gas into the intake.
Posted on Apr 20, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem a month ago. I thought it was the thermostat, which sits inside the lower water feed tube that runs from the radiator, under the car and up between the engine and trans axle to the thermostat housing and water-inlet housing attached to the water pump. I replaced it and it kept leaking. So I got under the car with a mirror and a light and found that it was leaking from a weep hole in the water pump. This happens when the water pump seal is bad. to replace the water pump you nearly have to take apart the back of the engine and the timing chain cover. The waterpump is mounted at the bottom of the back of the engine and is turned by the timimng chain. It took me two days to fix, and it was not easy. There are a couple of sites that have info, which helped me. It's about a $600 - $900 job if you take it to a repair shop.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
vacume diagram should be in cow section under your hood spray brake cleaner avoiding exaust will change rpm allowing you to locate if it is a vacume leak if 3.8 or 3.1 check the crank sensor with a multimeter. book will tell you how but can cuse a miss if bad or harmonic balancer has damaged
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
Taste the water and if it is sweet it is coolant leaking from the heater core. If it does not taste sweet it is a leak somewhere else. What you suspect is very possible. Start by making sure the drain hose is clear an not clogged. Then check the window gasket. A water hose left running on the window slightly will tell you where the leak is coming from.
Posted on Mar 17, 2010
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