Mechanics

MISFIRE AND GAS SMELL IN OIL.

2001 Ford Taurus

Engine Performance problem
2001 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 189900 miles

I had a check engine light and hesitation, along with a rough idle for the first minute or so on the first start of the day. Also, the oil smelled of gas. The OBDII reader gave a code for misfire, cylinder 1. I had the plugs and wires changed, along with the oil.

After warm up now, it runs beautifully. However, there is still a rough idle for about a minute on the first start of the day. There is also some water blown out of the tailpipe on the first start.

On my first check, the gas smell in oil was gone. Tonight, however, I noticed it was back, but less intense.

Thank you for your help.
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JWYoung
April 21, 2010.



Check if coil firing cylinder #1
Check for strong spark

BMRFIXIT
Apr 22, 2010.