What would cause an engine to burn too much oil?
Several things can cause an engine to burn oil, and all of them are pretty normal in an engine with lots of miles. Oil control rings are often a problem. They are on the piston and while they can be replaced, you'd be better off buying a new engine. Other things that can cause an engine to burn oil are valve seals (common) and valve guides (uncommon). If you have a high mileage engine, I wouldn't worry unless you have a big cloud of black smoke coming out the exhaust. Best thing you can do is just check the oil often.
Generally this is going to be an indicator or a fuel problem, as the engine is sending too much raw fuel to the cat to burn. First things to check would be spark plugs or wires. Running with a cat burning red hot for long can cause the cat to fail, and in worse senarios even burn through the floorboard.
Someone who doesn't want to burn gasoline. A steam engine has the ability to use anything that will burn. Had the technology been applied to steam engines like it was to gasoline engines, we possibly would have some viable steam engine transportation today. Steam engines were less efficient than gasoline or diesel engines, that is why they are not used much today.
Black smoke is caused by the engine ~not~ burning all of its fuel. The most common cause of incomplete fuel burn is a clogged air filter, exhaust system (muffler) or injectors covered with carbon build-up. Another cause is too much fuel entering the engine to be burned due to either bad calibration or too heavy a load.
Too much oil will damage your engine as not enoght oil too will damage your engine. for example; To much oil will burn your oil rims inside the engine causing your motor to start smoking thru the exhaust system. Exc. Not enough oil will burn your bearings inside the engine causing your motor to start knocking and make noises. exc.
Lights on a car do not cause any major fuel cost, as they are run off the battery. The engine has an alternator on it that is working all the time charging the system up. This is where the lights would cause any fuel costs. The alternator may put extra load on the engine, but it would be hard to notice any difference in fuel costs.
You have a 94 caprice classic 4.3 265 v8 and it won't burnout is there something wrong with your rear-end?
Answer Too Much Car, Not Enough Engine. This Is Not A Race Car It Was Not Designed To Burn Out. If You Want To Remove The Engine And Spend About $ 2500.00 To $ 4500.00 It Will Burn Out. Just Drive It Like It Was Designed. your engine is probably worn out and not as Strong as it use to be i have the same car and i can burn out no mods stock exhaust…
By inefficient combustion. A properly tuned engine will burn fuel very efficiently and the only emmissions would be carbon dioxide and water which is actually a good thing. An engine running rich or lean (trying to burn fuel without enough air, or burning fuel with too much air) will have a lot of hydrocarbons (basically gas) and NOx (oxides of nitrogen) coming out of its exaust. These are not so good.