How can you tell if your car engine is burning oil?
spark plugs fouled with oil. blue smoke from tail pipe.
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.
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.
If your engine is burning oil due to age and wear, there is no cure, short of an overhaul. You can possibly cause it to burn less oil by going to a slightly heavier weight oil. Move up to the next higher weight than required. Alemite CD2 may help but will not stop oil burning. There is no magic fix for engine wear. A compression test will tell you how much wear. Only you can…
check your engine oil if its low change it even if your car isn't due for a oil change. if your car is a standard make sure your not dogging your car out all the time or be sure your not burning your clutch out like most new stick drivers do. but just to make sure change all your fluids and use premium gas and use a fuel additive to help.
because its new that's what happens or...the burning and tapping sound like low/no oil. I would definitely check the oil before driving it directly to the dealership. I checked the oil, its full. The burning smell was there when i drove out of the dealership but the noise only happened about 4 hours later.