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First change I use pennzoil platinum but a few people recommended mobil 1 so I switched. After the change, when idling, there's a strong gas smell in the cabin. If I change the a/c to inside cabin recirculation the smell goes away.

Some googling says this is normal for some oils and will go away after ~500 miles...

Anyone have a similar experience?
 

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Open question:

Does anyone know whether there is some kind of vent (maybe over-pressure release) on the fuel system?
 

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There is no open atmosphere vent on the fuel system. All vapors have to recirculate or the SES light will illuminate, like leaving the

fuel cap loose...
 

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I changed to Mobil 1 at about 1,300 miles; now have about 2,000 miles and have not had that problem.
 

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My first oil change was to mobil 1....never had that happen.
 

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Many of us had the gas smell before. I don't believe its ever been tied to an oil change though. Probably coincidence.
 
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