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How will you know if your cars engine is burning oil?


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2010-10-10 03:56:46
2010-10-10 03:56:46

1- The exhaust blows occasional white smoke. Usually in older cars with high miles.

2- Your oil level is about a quart low in less than about 1000 miles after a fresh oil change.

3- Spark plugs get fouled right away. Car will run poorly and get bad mileage. Have to pull the plugs for that one.


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A leak, a poor connection or it is burning it.

On newer cars it is a copy on the top of the engine marked "OIL".

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You better believe it! And it is not a good thing! Not having oil can destroy the engine. You should know how to check the oil level in your car. If you do not, use the owner's manual to learn.

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