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Old 08-19-2004, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default Petrol in my Oil Sump pan

I have a 2000 Outback, and have found petrol in my oil. Have spent nearly $1,000.00 on trying to get Subabru to rectify the problem (under warrenty) but they found nothing wrong with the engine. One person said it may be petrol leaking through the catalytic converter, when the car is overfull of fuel, thus leaking into engine bay.
However, Subaru siad that I'll have to pay, to have the tests done, if they find nothing wrong?
Whew, spent lots allready trying to find the problem?
Any advice out there for a simple aussie guy. who doesn't know much about USA warrenties?


Paul T
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Old 08-19-2004, 06:49 PM   #2
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This is Sean, big_adventure, posting from Ben's computer...

It can't be a cat - that's after the engine, in the exhaust. If fuel got in there, you'd have a fireball.

Anyway, gas in the oil: you're either running too rich by far, which is kind of common, or you have a ring problem, and need a compression test.

If it's fuel from rich run, you might have a sticking injector or a fuel pump stuck at 100% duty. Or perhaps a stuck FPR?

Good luck!

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Old 08-20-2004, 10:44 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by paullyt
One person said it may be petrol leaking through the catalytic converter, when the car is overfull of fuel, thus leaking into engine bay.
Did this person tell you to check your blinker fluid as well?? j/k

Actually I just had to say that....BATSCUBIE in the post above has the correct initial diagnosis.
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