Oil Puddles or Drips Under Car


Oil Puddles or Drips Under Car

You find oil underneath the car where it’s parked

Symptom: Engine is using more oil than normal. Oil puddles under the car when parked. The oil level is low between oil changes. You see puddles of oil under the car. Obviously you have an oil leaks. You may or may not see smoke or smell oil burning when you stop at a light, stop sign. or park the car. You should make sure the engine always has the proper oil level.

Possible causes:

1. The PCV system is not working properly.

The Fix: Replace PCV valve. Check and repair PCV system as required.

2. The engine’s gaskets and seals may be damaged.

The Fix: Replace gaskets and seals as required.

3. Oil filter may not be tightened properly.

The Fix: Tighten or replace oil filter.

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Car using oil, but no smoke in the exhaust


Car using oil, but no smoke in the exhaust

Symptom: The car uses more oil than normal, but there is no trace of smoke from the exhaust. The oil level is low between oil changes. You never noticed it before and it doesn’t appear that the oil is being burned by the engine. There is not a trace of smoke in the exhaust.

Possible causes:

1. The PCV system is not working properly.

The Fix: Replace PCV valve.

2. The engine may have mechanical problems.

The Fix: Check compression to determine engine condition.

3. The engine’s valve seals may be worn.

The Fix: Replace valve seals. (Generally not a DIY job)

4. The engine’s gaskets and seals may be damaged.

The Fix: Replace gaskets and seals as required.