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#2830694 - 12/10/12 07:56 PM Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline
asharris7 Offline


Registered: 08/24/12
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Loc: Greensboro NC, USA
I just changed my oil about 3 weeks ago. I looked at the dipstick as I usually do every now and again and it smelled like gasoline. I know sometimes that happens but it was pretty apparent upon barely smelling it. Any cause for concern? Thanks

This is in the Honda
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#2830707 - 12/10/12 08:12 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: asharris7]
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Does this vehicle have a DI engine?
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#2830710 - 12/10/12 08:18 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: asharris7]
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I don't know what the deal is. Every used oil I smelled smelled a bit like gasoline. Am I alone?

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#2830715 - 12/10/12 08:22 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: volk06]
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Originally Posted By: volk06
Does this vehicle have a DI engine?


I have no clue. Sorry for my ignorance.
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#2830727 - 12/10/12 08:36 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: friendly_jacek]
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Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
I don't know what the deal is. Every used oil I smelled smelled a bit like gasoline. Am I alone?


Hahaha You grew up with carburetors !!

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#2830740 - 12/10/12 08:46 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: ChiTDI]
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I don't think a honda odyssey is DI. To answer your question, is the oil level rising? If it is you have fuel in the oil.
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#2830748 - 12/10/12 08:57 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
I don't think a honda odyssey is DI. To answer your question, is the oil level rising? If it is you have fuel in the oil.


No it is not rising. It's been the exact same.
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#2830763 - 12/10/12 09:12 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: asharris7]
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Mazda 0w20 smells really strongly of fuel anyways. At least according to my tech, it smells like really clean oil ( which i guess to my nose smells like gasoline ).
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#2830773 - 12/10/12 09:19 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: asharris7]
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Originally Posted By: asharris7
I just changed my oil about 3 weeks ago. I looked at the dipstick as I usually do every now and again and it smelled like gasoline. I know sometimes that happens but it was pretty apparent upon barely smelling it. Any cause for concern? Thanks

This is in the Honda


A UOA is the only way to tell. But sample it after the vehicle has been fully warmed up and driven say 30 minutes.

Has your mileage changed?
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#2830776 - 12/10/12 09:22 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: Donald]
asharris7 Offline


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Originally Posted By: Donald
Originally Posted By: asharris7
I just changed my oil about 3 weeks ago. I looked at the dipstick as I usually do every now and again and it smelled like gasoline. I know sometimes that happens but it was pretty apparent upon barely smelling it. Any cause for concern? Thanks

This is in the Honda


A UOA is the only way to tell. But sample it after the vehicle has been fully warmed up and driven say 30 minutes.

Has your mileage changed?


Only has 500 miles on the new oil.
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#2830777 - 12/10/12 09:22 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: bourne]
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Originally Posted By: bourne
Mazda 0w20 smells really strongly of fuel anyways. At least according to my tech, it smells like really clean oil ( which i guess to my nose smells like gasoline ).


Yeah I thought it smelled like Nail polish when it was in the bottle.
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#2830798 - 12/10/12 09:35 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: asharris7]
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Drive in cold weather 1km. Let oil cool off and allow gasoline to rise to the top of the crank case.

Pull out the dipstick slowly, and with no wind take a lighter and try to light the end of the dipstick. If it ignites you have bad fuel dilution.

If it doesn't light you are pretty much ok.
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#2830829 - 12/10/12 09:55 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: Falken]
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Seriously? Try to light it?
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#2830887 - 12/10/12 10:41 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: asharris7]
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BTW, you do not have a Direct Injected (DI) engine. You do have VCM on your Honda V6. Stands for Variable Cylinder Management. Turns your 6 into a 4 cyl when there is light load. Various reports suggest this leading to plug fouling and unburnt deposits. Conservative oci is recommended.
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#2830893 - 12/10/12 10:44 PM Re: Oil on dipstick smells a little like Gasoline [Re: bourne]
asharris7 Offline


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Originally Posted By: bourne
BTW, you do not have a Direct Injected (DI) engine. You do have VCM on your Honda V6. Stands for Variable Cylinder Management. Turns your 6 into a 4 cyl when there is light load. Various reports suggest this leading to plug fouling and unburnt deposits. Conservative oci is recommended.


Thanks. Yes I know about the VCM problems and I hope to avoid it by doing around 6k-7k OCI. Maybe 5k.
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