[DML] MORE STARTING WOES
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[DML] MORE STARTING WOES





Latest update:  Many more tries at starting, tested starting resistors (4.0), tested diode on ECU (4.0),  checked all connectors and connections (4.0), and still no fire.  Decided to sleep on it.  Put a coffee can under the oil leak to keep it off the floor.  Went back the next day.  Oil in can was about three tablespoons, but it did not look right----too thin and didn’t smell right---smelled like fuel.
 
Checked oil level and it was very clean, but overfilled.  Almost immediately I knew what the cause of that was, gas in my oil.  Drained all the oil out of the engine and car and carefully measured both weight and volume---total quanity from engine was just a couple ounces over three (3) gallons!!!  When I started working on this car, the oil was exactly at the correct level for full on the dipstick.  So, doing some quick math, 1.78 gallons of oil (starting point) subtracted from what I took out, tells me I had 1.22 gallons of gas mixed with my oil.  Definitely not good.
 
This tells me I was cranking and running so rich that the gas drained past the piston rings into the crankcase.  Now, before I do anything else, since I may have ruined engine already, what could have caused that much gas to enter the engine.  The only way to get gas in the engine is via the fuel injectors or the cold start valve, right?   Cold start valve checked out 4.0 and fuel injectors have a nice 35 degree spray pattern. 
 
I just bought $25.00 worth of new oil and I don’t want to contaminate it by putting it in the engine and trying to start it.  It’s not like they say, gas and oil DO mix, quiet well by the way.  
 
Mike   1630   TPS


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