Posted February 07, 2001 - 09:54 PM
Joe: Back up for a minute. John made a good point. If the throttle was twisted several times, gas could have seeped past the rings and gave that gas odor. However, if you closed the petcock valve, then the throttle twisting should have only squirted gas for a relatively short while...depends upon whether you shut off that valve and then run the engine for a bit...etc..... get my drift? Gas odor in the drained engine oil is NOT all that unusual. Think for a minute how it might have gotten there. I've never done this but, take your drained oil out to your driveway and hold a lighted butane lighter just above the liquid and see if it ignites. If you have enough gas vapor to ignite, you have a problem. I'd look for worn piston rings at this point.