Checking the oil dipstick. Smells like gas!
Recently, I have been having oil consumption problems; I have been going through about a quart every 800 - 1000 miles(It seems this maybe the norm for this car). This was first brought to my attention a couple of months ago when I had my red Oil light in the console come on; after checking the oil, there was none. It had only been 4000 miles sense my last oil change: Mobil 1 is suppose to be good for up to 6000 miles before a change. Going by the recomendation in the owners manual, I would pretty much be out of oil before my next scheduled oil change; this is a joke, but I am not laughing.
Anyways, I have been paying closer attention and now when checking the oil level there is a very concetrated gas smell coming from the dipstick. This could be normal, but my gutt feeling says it's not.
I have done some research and this can be caused by blow; from what I have read the SRT-4 engine may have been designed with a larger then normal ring gap for protection (not sure what).
Does anybody else have this smell and if so how strong?
Thanks for your guys help.
Last edited by TustinCalifornia; 01-05-2005 at 06:13 PM.