Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: 2017 Mirage Oil Smells Like Fuel

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    PA
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Unhappy 2017 Mirage Oil Smells Like Fuel

    My oil has begun to smell like fuel. I change the oil at the scheduled intervals, use the recommended viscosity and baby the car in general. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know of any sort of solution or maybe a recommendation? I run 0w-20 full synthetic and the engine is the 1.2 liter. Thanks a million.



  2. #2
    Senior Member Alex1a1f's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    991
    Thanks
    603
    Thanked 556 Times in 318 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Elermo View Post
    My oil has begun to smell like fuel. I change the oil at the scheduled intervals, use the recommended viscosity and baby the car in general. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know of any sort of solution or maybe a recommendation? I run 0w-20 full synthetic and the engine is the 1.2 liter. Thanks a million.
    Send a sample in to Blackstone and they'll tell you if you have a problem, or if the smell is just normal.
    (blank signature)

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    PA
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Has your Mirages oil ever smelt of fuel? I've never had a car where the oil smells of gas. Thanks for the reply.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Minnesota
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    648
    Thanks
    233
    Thanked 176 Times in 123 Posts
    I dont even see how that's possible unless someone dumped gas in the filler hole or into the oil you used?

  5. #5
    Senior Member Top_Fuel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Ohio
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    1,479
    Thanks
    807
    Thanked 972 Times in 527 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Pryme View Post
    I dont even see how that's possible...
    It's possible. HERE are a few explanations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    Send a sample in to Blackstone...
    Exactly. If you suspect a problem that's this potentially serious, spend $28 and find out EXACTLY what's in your oil.

    Order a free test kit here: https://www.blackstone-labs.com/prod...ree-test-kits/

    As a reference, here is one of my own Blackstone Oil Analysis reports. I have pointed out ther line where they measure the amount of fuel in the oil.

    Name:  backstone.jpg
Views: 102
Size:  92.4 KB

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.3 mpg (US) ... 21.8 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.6 mpg (Imp)


  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Minnesota
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    648
    Thanks
    233
    Thanked 176 Times in 123 Posts
    So it could be leaking injectors. Seems premature on a new car, how many miles do you have?

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    PA
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I just ordered a test kit but I'm almost positive that there is to much in the oil. I had fixed a lawn mower where the gas was flooding the oil but it was a stuck on fuel solenoid.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    PA
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Only 41,000 miles. Maybe, but it runs well and I've never hard any sort of misfire.

  9. #9
    Moderator Eggman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio ☼
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    4,981
    Thanks
    2,849
    Thanked 1,277 Times in 955 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Elermo View Post
    My oil has begun to smell like fuel. I change the oil at the scheduled intervals, use the recommended viscosity and baby the car in general. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know of any sort of solution or maybe a recommendation? I run 0w-20 full synthetic and the engine is the 1.2 liter. Thanks a million.
    Hey Elermo, welcome to the forum.

    I have some questions for you:
    1. What gasoline to you buy - do you stick to Top Tier brands?
    2. Have you tried any fuel system treatments?
    3. How does your Mirage engine run - any problems starting, accelerating, etcetera? (Oops, I now see you've answered this.)
    4. Who changes your engine oil?

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 50.0 mpg (US) ... 21.3 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 60.0 mpg (Imp)


  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    PA
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I dont know about top tier but I go to franchise gas stations. Nope, I dont really trust them to do anything. The engine runs fine. There is a slight valve noise when its cold and some serpentine belt sqeel but other than that its fine. I change my own oil (mobil 1 0w_20 full syn). Thanks for the reply.



Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •