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Old 06-04-2014, 11:12 AM   #1
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oil dipstick smells like gasoline

what should i do?
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:41 PM   #2
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Unless your oil level appears to be rising... in which case you likely have an injector stuck open... then just drive it.

There's always going to be a certain amount of blow by (that's why motors have crank case vents) that'll mix in with the oil and give it a hint of gasoline odour.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:42 PM   #3
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yes! as's called leak down!! common with relatively higher mileage cars. :-)

I think I've had 14 bmw's in 4 years.
2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:36 PM   #4
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i would change the oil too if it's bad enough or less u getting lack of lube
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:44 PM   #5
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Ya, change the oil and drive it more
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