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Unread 11-23-2011, 07:24 AM   #16
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How old is your O2 sensor? Before I changed mine out, I noticed some "black" smoke at idle after a minute or so, and really seen some when I got on it. My oil also had the gas smell in it until I changed the O2 sensor. Just a thought since nothing is being thrown in your kettle.

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Unread 11-23-2011, 08:48 AM   #17
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With 3000 miles on the oil gas smell is very common. It's honestly rather rare that we do an oil change at the shop and there isn't a little gas smell. If you live in town and do a lot of short trips it is going to happen even if the car is brand new. Now if it's got a distinct gas odor after like 1500 miles that's a problem.

The reason for the short trips thing is because if the engine and oil don't get up to full operational temp everytime you drive it then there is no time to burn off or evaporate any of the gas that gets into the oil. Under optimal conditions the gas evaporates and goes through the PCV to the intake and burns off.
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Unread 11-23-2011, 09:35 AM   #18
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With 3000 miles on the oil gas smell is very common. It's honestly rather rare that we do an oil change at the shop and there isn't a little gas smell. If you live in town and do a lot of short trips it is going to happen even if the car is brand new. Now if it's got a distinct gas odor after like 1500 miles that's a problem.

The reason for the short trips thing is because if the engine and oil don't get up to full operational temp everytime you drive it then there is no time to burn off or evaporate any of the gas that gets into the oil. Under optimal conditions the gas evaporates and goes through the PCV to the intake and burns off.
^this is very true, you can always tell on a UOA when somebody does alot of short trips becuase they have high fuel dilution. Also long idling will cause this.
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QUOTE=billzcat1;wsar10 is right on point on this oil thread - as usual. Anyone reading this would be well-served taking his advice.


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Unread 11-23-2011, 09:52 AM   #19
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My 5.2 was loosing op, and gaining oil. I replaced all the injectors to fix it. I'm not gonna say this is for sure your problem. Mine also would act hydro locked after letting it sit a bit, so I knew it was injectors. You could have an o2 issue. I put 32lb injectors in a car needing 26lb once, it's oil stunk of gas in 30 miles, so the computer may be throwing to much fuel at it.
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Unread 11-23-2011, 10:52 AM   #20
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Do you smell it on the dip stick or in the crank case?
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Dipstick. I'm in Kentucky right now for Turkey day. Just seemed thin when I checked level. So I smelled and smelled of fuel. Those injectors are original equipment
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Unread 11-23-2011, 11:29 AM   #22
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My crank case smells a little like gas vapors but if you smell it on the dip stick then it's possibly a stuck open or leaky injector. Is the oil level higher than usual?
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Unread 11-23-2011, 11:54 AM   #23
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either way I would get that oil out of there asap, even if you replace it with just cheap dino it's better than tampered with viscosity and TBN.
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Unread 11-23-2011, 12:49 PM   #24
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I have a bad Plenum gasket and she Burns half quart every 800-1000 miles
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