My TB42 has fuel in the oil - what could be the problem?

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Rhysw88
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My TB42 has fuel in the oil - what could be the problem?

Unread post by Rhysw88 » January 14th, 2019, 6:49 pm

Hey guys, I have a TB42E in my GQ, it has about 10,000kms on a rebuilt engine, & the engine oil absolutely reeks of fuel! Any ideas on what could be the problem? Doesn’t blow any smoke and it runs like a dream...

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Re: My TB42 has fuel in the oil - what could be the problem?

Unread post by V Williamson » January 15th, 2019, 8:01 am

Is there an increase in level on the dipstick? Is the vehicle often used for only short runs?

I seem to recall that vehicle handbooks mentioned that fuel can get into the sump past the engine piston rings when cold. Apparently (because I have never seen that occur) the solution was to take it for a decent length (ie well warmed up) drive and the fuel in the sump would evaporate.

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Re: My TB42 has fuel in the oil - what could be the problem?

Unread post by Rhysw88 » January 15th, 2019, 6:02 pm

Yea it has very slightly increased on dipstick, and it barely gets used as I have a work car, so maybe 30km a month If it’s lucky, it is very very thirsty on fuel (more than they already are) so wasn’t sure if there was any issue involving that

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