Question about 2004 Mazda RX-8
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
Posted on May 20, 2011
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