Does WRX oil smells like Fuel usually?
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    Does WRX oil smells like Fuel usually?

    While changing the oil on my 07 WRX Wagon (25k miles)... I noticed that the oil had a light red tint (Amsoil Synthetic Oil) and smelled a bit like fuel? Is that just normal thing for a WRX? Thanks!

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    Do you do alot of little/short trips in your car ?
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    About 20 miles total a day (in other words, I think the engine has time to warm up normally). What are you thinking? Thx.

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    Oil smelling of fuel on a new car is likely to be one of two things -- too many short trips especially in relatively cool weather, or oddly but normal smelling oil.

    If you are really concerned keep an eye on it and next time round send a sample in for analysis, the lab will tell you if it's got fuel in it.
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