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Gas in oil

Can anyone tell me why is that when i changed my oil in my '99 can of tuna it smelled strongly of gasoline?and 55 miles later it was jet black again?

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    chris Feb 25, 2009

    thank you! could you guesstimate how much a bike mech would charge to fix this problem?

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    chris Feb 26, 2009

    thank you sooooooooo much! i just wanted to have an idea b/4 i walked into the shop

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If you have gas in your oil, you either have piston rings that are leaking through or valves that are leaking.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

  • David Shaub Feb 25, 2009

    I can't help you with that, it all depends on the mechanic. There will be at least 4 hours labor involved though.

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Why am I getting gas in oil pan


  1. Minor Amount of Gas
    • The piston rings are seals placed tightly against the cylinder walls. These piston ring seals prevent the gasoline from flowing past the pistons and down into the oil. They do not, however, provide a perfect seal; thus, a slight amount of gas will find its way into the oil as a normal occurrence. This amount should be extremely minute, and such a small amount does not change the oil enough to cause any damage. Changing your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or every three to five months ensures that it does not become a problem.
      Two ways to tell if you may have a problem with gas in your engine oil are:
      1. If you start to smell a strong odor of gasoline while you are driving.
      2. You notice white smoke coming out of your tailpipe.
      If a large amount of gasoline does get into the engine oil, change the oil immediately upon fixing the problem that has allowed this to happen.
    Excessive Fuel
    • When a fuel injector is stuck open, the fuel will flood out. Gasoline will definitely get into the oil when this is the case.
      If the fuel pressure in your car is too high (above 7 psi) that may cause gasoline to get into the engine oil.
      Gas could also leak into your intake manifold if there is a carburetor problem.
      An inoperative injector system can also cause this problem, because if the engine is not firing appropriately, the gasoline will end up running down the walls of the cylinders.
      Check to see if the float in the gas tank is rising the way it should be rising or if it needs an adjustment. You will not be able to look at your gas gauge and get an accurate reading If the float is not functioning properly.
      Your engine may be running rich, with too much gas going into the engine and too little air.
      Check to see if the oil level might be really high. This can also cause trouble.
    Check Piston Rings First
    • Any time you realize that too much gas is getting into your engine oil, you should replace the piston rings and then replace the oil. See if this helps the problem, and if it does not, then investigate the many other possibilities as to why the fuel is leaking into the oil.
      Perhaps at this point do a compression test. Otherwise you can try getting your fuel injectors tested. Also check your spark plugs to see if they are good or if they might be misfiring.


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Jan 14, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Gas in the oil


When a fuel injector is stuck open, the fuel will flood out. Gasoline will definitely get into the oil when this is the case.

If the fuel pressure in your car is too high (above 7 psi) that may cause gasoline to get into the engine oil.

Gas could also leak into your intake manifold if there is a carburetor problem.

An inoperative injector system can also cause this problem, because if the engine is not firing appropriately, the gasoline will end up running down the walls of the cylinders.

Check to see if the float in the gas tank is rising the way it should be rising or if it needs an adjustment. You will not be able to look at your gas gauge and get an accurate reading If the float is not functioning properly.

Your engine may be running rich, with too much gas going into the engine and too little air.

Check to see if the oil level might be really high. This can also cause trouble

Two ways to tell if you may have a problem with gas in your engine oil are:
1. If you start to smell a strong odor of gasoline while you are driving.
2. You notice white clouds of smoke coming out of your tailpipe.

If a large amount of gasoline does get into the engine oil, change the oil immediately upon fixing the problem that has allowed this to happen.

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My torpedo heater seems to burn fine and hot , but, is blowing a strong kerosine smell. I fired it up for the first time after it sat all summer. It sputtered and smoked the first two start ups. but it's...


I'm not familiar with this device but if it's anything like an oil central heating boiler the most important think is to ensure that jets are clean in order to get a fine mist of oil. If the jet is dirty you will end up getting a coarse spray or narrow jet of oil which won't mix properly with the air and therefore wont burn properly. Jets can be cleaned with compressed air or soaked in petrol (gasoline) to dissolve any gum build up if they are made of brass or other metal. Ensure that the petrol doesn't come into contact with any plastic parts or O rings as it may dissolve them. Don't attempt to clean jets with wire as it can cause damage. Possibly there is an oil leak somewhere in the unit when it runs which is causing the smell?

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My car just started getting a strong gasoline smell. It goes away then is back after a mile or 2. I did not just fill up my tank. what can be the cause of this smell?


Loose hoses.

But, time-out, time-out. Do not pass Go, do not collect $100. When you smell gas, it's dangerous. Take it to a mechanic tomorrow.

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You will need to do a fuel pump pressure check. You will need to borrow a gauge or purchase one ($40 to $50), attach it to the fuel injector rail test port, it will have a little black cap on it, turn the key to the run position. Your fuel pressure should be in the range of 45 to 55 lbs.

The knocking noise is a little peculiar, check the engine oil for proper level and smell the dip stick. It may smell like gas, if it does, change the oil immediately. The gasoline has diluted the oil and is to thin, causing the knock.
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go to Pep Boys and Auto Zone and have the code read for free.  and fix it now, as it doesn't sound like something you can wait on.
Also the oil change had absolutely nothing to do with the problems you are having now.
Cars cost money, and it doesn't sound like you are keeping up with the maintenance on this one, sadly you'll pay more in the end.

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