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My 2001 Dodge Durango has an issue. After getting

My 2001 Dodge Durango has an issue. After getting the oil changed the cap was cross threaded. After finally getting it off it has a yellow film and smells as if there is gas in the oil. What could cause this problem?

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    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    hi, how many miles are on this vehicle?


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Ok, there are two issue that may be occurring. First, there may be some abnormal ware in the cylinder walls and the rings may be bad and, the oil additives you may use can also separate the componets of the oil blend and produce this film as well. if you are experiancing a misfire or sputtering, it may be a valve issue.

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    Michael Masters Mar 12, 2009

    i suspect the oil additives may be producing this film and a engine flush may be needed to remove this film/sludge.


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Could be gas leaking into oil... does it misfire or have any problems?

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