what would cause gas in my oil

Asked by Oct 08, 2015 at 02:54 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Lumina

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i checked my oil and it was rather high on the dip stick and a really light color.
my daughters boyfriend said he smelled gas and believes there is gas in my
oil

6 Answers

Might be water not gas. If water it will be light but turn more milky whight in color. Caused usually from crack block.

Might be water not gas. If water it will be light but turn more milky white in color. Caused usually from crack block.

42,605

Not water, smells like gas, Have the car scanned for codes, may be running very rich in which causing the smell.

1,455

Honestly At this point your better off to drain the oil into a drain pan, examine it, If it is coolant it wont mix with the oil very well, it will separate if you let it sit awhile, If it is indeed coolant you might be very well looking at intake gaskets or head gaskets. If it is gas, it wont separate it will just thin the oil out, Change your oil either way, be sure your at the corect level and watch it over the the next few weeks to see if it rises. It is not uncomon for a older cars oil to smell a little like gas.

19,715

yep..first change the oil and filter...how many miles/months on the old oil ???????????????

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42,605

Smell is the key word, and yes, how many miles on the oil as Kelly asked.

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