09-26-2014, 01:51 AM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
first of all, clean the plugs and swap the plug on #4 to another cyl, if its a coil it will foul the plug you put into #4. If it fouls another cyl (the one you put the plug out of #4 into), then its a dead plug.
cheap way to diagnose the problem too.
as for the gas smell in the oil, quite common, especially if you only do short trips round town, or its been misfiring as the unburnt fuel gets past the rings and into the oil, diluting it a bit, which is also why you seem to use oil on a long trip but never round town because the long trip drives out all the unburnt fuel and moisture in the oil from all those short trips you did....but i digress
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
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