Your car is possibly burning oil which means you probably should have it checked by a mechanic. If your rings are bad, you could be burning it. Check to see if you're smoking or if there's an oily residue on the inside of your tailpipe. The engine may be burning the oil due to worn valve guide seals or piston rings or check your rad cap to see if there is a white foam or greasey oil on it.If you find oil in your rad the head gasket might be damaged or you could have a cracked block. please dont remove the rad cap unless the engine is cool!
the way you can see if your car has a oil leak look on the ground to see if there is a spot before you put
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.
Check to see where leak originates could be: Leaking pump seal Leaking high or low pressure hose Could be steering rack
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.
Oil light indicates low oil pressure. When the engine revolution decreases, such as during braking or idle, oil pressure drops. If the pressure is too low, oil light will come on. Possible causes: Most likely cause is a leaky oil-pressure switch. If you see that oil is leaking from the oil-pressure switch, you need to replace the oil-pressure switch. Tighten the new switch to the correct tightening torque specified in the repair manual but do not overtighten. A leak at the oil-pressure switch causes the oil-pressure switch to give incorrect low-oil pressure warning (oil light) because the leak causes the pressure to drop around the oil switch. If this is the case, it would be easy to fix the problem. If this is not the case, there may be other oil leaks in the engine or a faulty oil pump or other engine problems. Also, obviously, make sure that your engine is not nearly stalling during braking, which would also cause the oil light to come on due to very low engine speed.
Oil leaks can be hard to find. Wash the engine good. Keep the oil filled, and look daily for signs of oil, even underneath the engine to see where the leak is.
You find them both and look see if they are leaking.
Low oil pressure. Can be caused by a weak oil pump, or a defective oil pressure sending unit. Can also be that the crankcase is low of oil. Change your oil, use the correct weight and amount, install an AC/Delco, Purolator, Wix, or Bosch oil filter and see if that helps.
If you cannot see a leak on the ground under the truck (and you should with this much oil) it sounds like the piston rings are pretty well worn out.
You need to find out why you have low oil pressure. Check the oil level first thing. If the oil level is ok, then check the oil pressure sending unit for a leak. You probably should just go ahead and replace it. If the oil pressure sending unit is ok, then have an oil pressure test run on the engine to see for sure if the oil pump is weak and needs replacing. Good advice
Common causes for oil consumption include an external leak that you don't see, a failed pcv valve, stuck piston rings, worn valve seals or valve guides.
The oil could be getting into you coolant system. Check to see if your radiator fluid is milky brown.It could be a leak that only happens when your jeep is in motion.
Add oil to your engine and see if it will restart. then take it to the nearest service shop to have the oil leak repaired.
Loosing this much oil in such a short period of time, there should be obvious leaks. If you see none, then it is probably burning the oil, and not leaking.
Could possbly be an infection, see a Dr.
Low oil pressure. Now the question is does it really have low oil pressure or is this a false reading. Check the oil level and add as necessary. If it was low that is your problem. If not, You need to check the oil pressure sending unit for loose wires or a leak. If you find it is OK, then you will need to see if you indeed do have low oil pressure. You can have someone run an oil pressure test or you can simply replace the oil pressure sending unit as it may be defective. I would also replace the oil filter and make sure you are using a good quality correct filter. If replacing the sending unit, checking the oil level, and replacing the filter does not correct the problem, you will need to have an oil pressure test run. If you find you have low or no pressure, the oil pump has probably failed.Low oil pressure. Now the question is does it really have low oil pressure or is this a false reading. Check the oil level and add as necessary. If it was low that is your problem. If not, You need to check the oil pressure sending unit for loose wires or a leak. If you find it is OK, then you will need to see if you indeed do have low oil pressure. You can have someone run an oil pressure test or you can simply replace the oil pressure sending unit as it may be defective. I would also replace the oil filter and make sure you are using a good quality correct filter. If replacing the sending unit, checking the oil level, and replacing the filter does not correct the problem, you will need to have an oil pressure test run. If you find you have low or no pressure, the oil pump has probably failed.
check and see if the old rubber gaskit is stuck on the oil filter housing
Well, when you put a cardboard under the engine you will see where it is leaking from.
check your oil to see if you have coolant in it. if you do your intake gasket needs changed.
It can get noisy and leak oil. You can verify it by hooking up a set of A/C gauges, the high pressure side will see very low pressure.
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.
had my 1996 leaking oil through the oil sensor / regulator / thingy... left center next to spark plugs. wash your engine then let your car idle and yo9u should see where the leak is coming from, if u see no leak form then you need to rev your engine to get the oil pressure up. my part is 25bucks hope yours is the same or less .. GL
That is not good. Best case scenario is that it was low since the last time you had your oil changed because they didn't add enough oil. Have you added oil before and it is low again? Worst case scenario is you have an oil leak, in which case you should see oil where you park your car, or bad piston rings or valves, in which case the oil is being burned away. Usually you would detect some smell or smoke coming out of the tailpipe if it is bad enough.
No, it comes on for an issue that causes an increase in emissions. See related question below.
1) A hole or crack in the engine block 2) leak in any oil passageways or hoses. 3) Missing oil pan plug. It would be best to get underneath your car and look for oil leaks. If ALL your oil is gone then you should have no problem identifying the leak. Pour a little oil in the engine oil filler hole and see where it leaks back out. DO Not drive without oil!!!! you'll ruin your engine.