Can anybody help me figure out why there would be gas mixed with my oil. I
was working on carburetor last week or so and I let car set for about a day
or two. I went to start it up and I heard a grid noise in the engine the
minute I hit the key. I did not turn engine on after that. I took valve
cover off and it looked normal. I drained the oil and noticed a gas smell
and oil was real thin. The car has been in good working condition before
that. I have had no major problems with engine. If this has happened to
anybody else or if you know what could be the cause let me know. The car is
a 86 Honda accord 2.0L with carburetor.
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I had a gas-in-oil experience years ago with a '73 Capri. The carb
float had become saturated with gas and the needle valve didn't seat.
When the car was parked on a downhill slant, gas siphoned from the
tank, thru the carb, down the intake manifold into the piston bores,
and into the crankcase. Checking your carb work would be a good place
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