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2000 Chevrolet Camaro Question: Why would oil dipstick smell like gasoline?

 

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acruce, 3.8L V6, Garland, TX, November 07, 2011, 10:08
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had oil changed less than 2 weeks ago, radiator keeps leaking water out and now oil smells like gasoline what is going on??

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    November 07, 2011, 19:54
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    Radiator needs pressure test to check cooling system. If you are running too rich in the fuel system and not burning all the fuel that enters the cylinder it will go by the rings and get into the oil pan. You may have false info from the coolant temp sensor causing a too rich condition because of low coolant level. Have a qualified tech check it. Any cel?

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    acruce, November 07, 2011, 20:41
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    Thanks for the info. I have been having problems with radiator leaking seems to be one problem after another lately. Your the first person who has actually given me good info at all. Thanks again.

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