Evaluating a Used Car - DipStick (Oil) Reading

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HKEK wrote:


Hey, if you are looking for some dark oil to put in your engine I can sell you some cheap.
    The problem OP has (he now says) is there is gasoline in his oil. That is a serious problem unless maybe you can find a link to "Gasoline in the oil myth" which will of course instantly cure his problem.
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The gas smell in the oil means, it as faulty injector. It explaines why you have dark coloured oil.
you donot need to have significant blown by gas.
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On 26 May 2007 12:25:55 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Or a bad pressure regulator??? (unless it is a "dead end" system)

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I bought the van and the oil is cleaning up.
Upon getting it home, I put a better oil filter on (Pure One) and replaced one quart of oil with an additive (Rislone) which further increases the detergent effect of the oil. I changed the oil after only 600 miles. I kept a sample of the oil and it looked better than the first oil change did after only 50 miles.
I have now driven the van about 1500 miles after the last oil change and the oil looks pretty good. I will change it again at about 3000 miles or so and then get back to a 5000 mile service interval. I have just passed 60,000 miles and am running the High Mileage oil formula of Castrol GTX and will continue with the smaller micron rated Purolator filter.
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