- Your car smells like fuel when you idle
- You notice a smell of hot, steamy, smokey rubber
- You open the hood and notice that:
a) the oil cap is not attached (but fortunately lodged in the engine block still)
b) there is oil all over the engine
Now, mind you, these discovers were just made at 12:30 am having returned from LA. Maybe the engine isn’t really covered in oil, but I dare say it is. About 1-2 quarts worth. Perhaps a bit less. I am burning through 1 quart per every gallon of gas.
So, I thought I might ask a simple question or two. Can I just hose out the engine block tomorrow after the day course to clean out the oil? Do I need to do anything special? (Note - two special things I did were to refill the oil to max level and to put the cap back on). But, I will gladly do other things.