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Flooded with Gas Dilute Oil? #4466988
07/22/17 09:45 AM
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JerryBob Offline OP
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Accidentally flooded my 2002 Honda minivan. I absent-mindedly pumped the gas pedal when starting. Old habit from my old Toyota with the carburetor.

Any idea if this causes much gas to get into the oil? I'm thinking a one-time flooding is not a big deal, but I tend to worry about things.

Re: Flooded with Gas Dilute Oil? [Re: JerryBob] #4466993
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FI doesn't have an accelerator pump like a carbureted engine does....no worries.


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Re: Flooded with Gas Dilute Oil? [Re: JerryBob] #4467000
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We had a neighbour who had a brand new '63 Impala SS 2dr hardtop. Nice car. Might have been a 327 V8, but I'm not sure about that. He would flood it occasionally and believed you should (and did) always change the oil. That seemed a bit obsessive.

If an engine flooded regularly, it wouldn't be good for the oil, but once - I wouldn't worry about it.


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Re: Flooded with Gas Dilute Oil? [Re: JerryBob] #4467001
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It doesn't happen like that and I doubt you would pump a carbed engine enough to flood the oil with gasoline.


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Re: Flooded with Gas Dilute Oil? [Re: JerryBob] #4467008
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Did you actually flood it as in you had to hold the pedal to the floor to clear it?

Regardless it'll evaporate off through the PCV system.

Re: Flooded with Gas Dilute Oil? [Re: eljefino] #4467018
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
Did you actually flood it as in you had to hold the pedal to the floor to clear it?

Regardless it'll evaporate off through the PCV system.


No, I just pumped the pedal once or twice before starting it, before I realized my mistake. Then I waited a few seconds, and cranked until it started. I smelled gas as I drove away. So I guess I was smelling it coming through the PCV system.

I'm guess I won't worry about it. I never do hard accelerations, and the oil probably otherwise stays very clean.

Re: Flooded with Gas Dilute Oil? [Re: JerryBob] #4467183
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You didn't flood anything on that engine, you could pump the pedal 100 times and nothing will happen except maybe your leg getting tired. The electronic engine control looks for a signal the engine is rotating as in cranking and running not even key on will fire the injectors allowing fuel into the engine without rotation being detected by the sensors.


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Re: Flooded with Gas Dilute Oil? [Re: JerryBob] #4467231
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If you smelled gas, you have a leak somewhere ...


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