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Old 31 Aug 2009, 10:31 am
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Default my civic has gas in the oil?

would it be the injectors? or the timing might be off could cause this to can't it? someone told me it could be an electrical problem too? what else?

it runs like a bag of ass too lol so my bf thinks its the timing, if not than hes checking the injectors...
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 10:46 am
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leaking injectors,worn out piston rings and needing a good tune up.
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 11:01 am
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Have you had trouble starting the car? The most frequent cause of 'gas in the oil' is that the spark plugs get fouled out and the engine becomes flooded. that means that the spaark plugs don't burn the gas and the gasoline washes down the cylinder walls and dilutes the oil. when the cylinder walls are washed down then the engine loses compression and the car runs like a washing machine.

the first thing to do before anything is to change the oil and filter. you need to get rid of the contaminated oil or you'll continue to have problems with the way it runs even if you fix anything that may be wrong.

you didn't mention the year of the civic. it is very very unusual for the injectors to leak. you would have to do a fuel pressure leakdown test to determine if the injectors are leaking. more probably the engine got flooded because of conditions with the ignition system (distributor cap, wires, spark plugs) or because the engine valves are out of adjustment or a air filter is clogged or a combination of the above.

so start with the basics--change the oil and filter and see if the condition clears up. if not, do the maintenance if required; adjust the valves, replace the spark plugs, cap and wires and or air filter if necessary,. if the oil then becomes contaminated again, then look to the fuel pressure leakdown test to see if you have a leaking injector and go from there. I would be really surprized if it were a leaking injector.

hope that helps
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