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spark plugs fouled with oil. blue smoke from tail pipe.

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Q: How can you tell if your car engine is burning oil?
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Can you tell your car is burning oil when you do an oil change?

You can tell this before an oil change. If you see blue smoke coming out the exhaust your engine is burning oil. If you're oil level is low and you have no oil leak your burning oil.

What does it mean if your car is smoking?

The engine is burning oil

How do you stop oil burning?

your car has oil burning in the combustion chamber of your engine , need to rectify the engine block and replace piston rings

What would cause oil to leak out of engine but not out of car?

An oil leak is always going to be out of the engine as the engine contains oil and the car does not. I think you are saying you are loosing oil with no apparent leak. If that is the case the engine is burning oil and that is why you see no leaks.

Car is smoking?

It may be engine overheating in which case the engine is probably destroyed, or your car may be burning oil, or oil got spilled near the engine and is smoking.

What causes a car to produce blue exahaust?

The engine is burning oil.

How can you tell if your car is burning oil?

oily deposit on the spark plugs electrodes

Your car overheats and smells like burnt oil why?

Oil on engine burning as engine overheats. Sort of common sense, don't ya think?

What causes low engine oil?

engine burning oil

Why Oil coming out of exhaust while car is running?

engine is burning oil could be valve seals or piston rings

How can you tell there is too much oil in car?

The engine's dipstick will indicate the correct or incorrect level of oil within the engine .

Does it mean the engine of a car is bad when you see soot at the exhaust when touched?

If the engine is diesel, no that is normal. If the engine is gasoline, yes it is probably burning oil.

2001 highlander whats wrong with my car if its burning oil?

Engine sludge is what the dealer told me Engine sludge is what the dealer told me

Why does you car have blue smoke out the exhaust?

blue smoke comes out the tail pipe when your engine is burning oil caused by a worn engine.

Whitesomke from the car?

white smoke is a indication of oil by passing the piston rings and entering the combustion chamber (Your burning oil). Not unusual for a older car especially when the car has been sitting for awhile. If it continues after warm up, you need a engine rebuild or a new car. Check a auto supply store, they have oil additives that reduce the oil burning.

Why would car smell like burning rubber after an oil change?

when changing the oil sometimes oil can be spilled on the engine block. as your engine heats up it causes this smell. it is completely normal

Why is my car burning too much oil?

Oil burning is usually connected to engine wear. Valve seals and piston rings wear out and allow oil to pass into the cylinder during combustion.

What do you do when your car burns oil?

The only repair for an engine that is burning oil is a complete overhaul of the engine. If it is not burning excessive oil and is not smoking so much as to be a hazard to other drivers, then I would just keep adding oil. You more than likely have worn rings or maybe a broken ring.

Why do I smell burning oil when the defroster is on?

If there is an oil leak inside the engine compartment of the vehicle. The defroster could have some of the smell go into the cabin of the car. The engine should be checked for any oil leaks.

How does your car get smoke belching?

When a car begins belching smoke, it is probably burning excess oil or gas. It is likely that a seal is leaking in the engine.

Why accent is using up engine oil?

You either have an oil leak or the engine is burning oil cause by worn piston rings. If you see blue smoke it is burning oil.

Smoking and Burning oil smell from back of engine car overheating?

if the engine is smoking and overheating the head gasket is blown or you popped a freeze plug

Why does the inside of your car smell like paint fumes after a repair?

New parts burning off protective coating - exhaust parts? Oil spilled on engine and burning off as engine heats up?

What do you do if your car engine smokes?

Smoking engines tend to be signs of burning oil. The best solution would be to get your mechanic to see why your oil is being burnt.

Car is making a thumping noise and you feel on the drivers side of car at your feet then when you get out of car you smell something burning and something drippingsteaming from the bottom of your car?

The car could be knocking which is a very serious engine condition. The leaking and burning could have been a main seal blowing out and leaking engine oil, some of which fell on the hot exhaust and was burnt up. Generally a knock requires an engine rebuild or replacement. And if the main seal did go out, your engine may seize up from a lack of oil. Hope this helps.