I assumed it to be gas - smells like its gas and has a rainbow layer of thinner liquid on it when we pulled out the dipstick. When we changed the oil on it last week it was milky/ grey-er and thicker.
There technically is a dealer in town - but no actual maintenance so no support, they do have the BUDS system to check the fault codes so I think i'll give that a shot.
I am a novice when it comes to machines and maintenance, I haven't checked the plugs, on the ace they are sealed in at the top of the engine so they might be a bit difficult to get into quickly.
I was doing a bit of googling and came across a general engine article that said driving engines for shorter trips can cause gas to go into the engine - normally this is burnt off once the engine is hot enough, but on short trips it doesn’t have a chance to do this so then it lingers. We do drive it around town for shorter trips so this might be the root of the issue.
When it is running to seems to run fine - no power issues or any other noticeable issues.
Thanks for the help!
Edited by clarktic, 31 January 2020 - 09:47 PM.