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I can smell burning oil smell inside my car sometimes when i turn the heat on.and the engine light also came on couple of days after. i jus changed the oil and filters 3 weeks ago. can someone please

The engine light came on before a couple of times but it always went away after i restarted my car.. this time its not going away. the car seems to be running fine other than the burning smell inside and the engine light problem..

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Depending on the type of car, you might have oil leaking directly onto the exhaust system, which is dangerous as it could possibly ignite. I would take it back to the oil change place and have them double check the oil filter to make sure the seal isn't leaking. AutoZone or Advance Auto can hook a mini scan tool to the car and tell you why the light is on.

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

  • jas.s Dec 04, 2012

    i did the oil and filter change myself.. thanks for your help ill take it to a shop and have it checked out..

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