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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-05-2001, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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BURNT OIL...this can\'t be good

I recently got a "deal" on another 1.6 8v. When I got it up on the engine stand and drained the oil, the oil was an odd dark brown/black (barely translucent) color that had a strong burnt smell and prismatic sheen (no metal flakes). The smell was some where between burning tires and hot electronics. I have never seen (or smelt) this before.
One thing for sure, this cannot be a good thing. Anyone have any ideas as to the cause of something like this. I heard the engine run briefly before it was removed and it sounded ok. I bought a compression tester, but the narrow sparkplug recesses in the block require me to find an extenssion adapter or find another tester.

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Re: BURNT OIL...this can\'t be good

I almost bet that the engine has been sitting for a very long time. I have seen junk yard engines with oil that smells and looks like that. I think when used engine oil sits for a long time it gets that smell.

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I'd have to agree with Tim,when engine oil sits it starts to smell funny and breakdown. Just remember that oil is an organic substance that is prone to breakdown even if it is just sitting there doing nothing.
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Re: BURNT OIL...this can\'t be good

COOL....I was afraid of something worse!!
It did sit sometime before I ended up with it.
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Re: BURNT OIL...this can\'t be good

My 1.6-8V project engine was sitting for about a year and a half with synthetic oil in it and the oil smells like gas. Since the engine's supposed to have almost no miles on it I'm hoping some new oil will solve the stinkies...

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