• Tiny
  • rovernut
  • 1992 Rover Range Rover

Engine Mechanical problem
1992 Range Rover V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 129000 miles

I have a rover that does not start. I had a mechanic have me change the oil and he was able to get the car started. There was gasoline in the oil. After the oil change the truck ran great for awhile. Then it stopped cranking. I checked the oil and once again it had gasoline in it. The mechanic told me that the idle air control valve was sticking and this was the source of the gas in the oil and the hard starting. This mechanic is reputed as being one of the best, but I am not sure I buy his diagnosis. Any ideas. All of my trouble started after running out of gas once. I have had starting problems ever since, and now fuel in the oil.

Friday, March 21st, 2008 AT 8:00 PM

1 Answer

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  • blackop555
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  • 10,563 posts

Im thinking your fuel pump is baddd, that will cause the poor starting, maybe its not able to keep the prime up enough for it to start, or it could be giving too much gas and the injectors are leaking causing gas in the oil.

Or it can be as your mechanic said, post back.

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Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 AT 7:18 AM

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