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How can you tell if your car is burning oil?

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2009-10-03 02:06:04

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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.

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

It is either leaking it out or burning it.

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

When you run your car low on oil you increase the instance of burning your motor. If your motor burned out your car won't work.

Sounds like you've got burning oil, probably due to a leak.

If it has no visible leaks and you are loosing oil, then it must be burning it. Remove the hose from the PCV valve and see if there is oil in it. If so you will need to be sure that it is venting.

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.

The oil begins to smell very strong and you see smoke rising from the surface.

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.

when a vehicle starts to smoke it usually means it is burning oil. it starts burning oil because oil is bypassing the rings around your vehicles piston(s).

No, it will not help at all and you will just be burning a more expensive oil. If it is burning oil then the rings are worn and you need an overhaul. You can try moving to a slightly heavier oil as in going from 10w30 to 10w40 and it may help some, but there is no magic fix.

Yes, the oil may be leaking on a hot surface and burning. You could smell this inside the car.

depending on what collor is the smoke. it could be a head gasket blown burning antifreeze or bad rings burning oil

engine is burning oil could be valve seals or piston rings

Blue smoke means oil. Rings or valve seats. your car is burning oil.

Mark the level on the dipstick. If after driving 500 miles, it is lower and there are no external leaks, it is burning oil.Mark the level on the dipstick. If after driving 500 miles, it is lower and there are no external leaks, it is burning oil.

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.

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.

New car smell? Maybe because of the leather seats (if you have leather seats..)


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