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I just got my engine replaced in my 2004 mazda rx-8 automatic. I went to get an oil change and they found that my oil smelled like gas. I need some advice on what to do. thank you

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This is often caused by blow by where the cylinder walls are worn down and the rings are no longer providing a tight enough seal. If you suspect that could be the problem do a leak down test or take it to a mechanic to do a leak down. Once that's ruled out there are a lot of other possibilities, but most are less serious and might be running rich like you mentioned, carb/float issues, and a number of other possibilitiles.

My experience with both cars and motorcycles is that if you have a really strong gas smell in the oil shortly after doing changes, it's usually blow by

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