What do I do if I smell gasoline in the oil?
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.
Nov 28, 2012 |
1992 Plymouth Sundance