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Put the car on a hoist and look for an oil leak. Here are the common places to find a leak. 1) Valve cover gasket, can leak down on the backside of the engine. You should find the back of the engine wet with oil all the way up. 2) Leaking drain plug or oil filter. 3) Leaking oil pressure switch. 4) Leaking front or rear main seal around the crankshaft.
If the motor and underneath is dry and has no oil present, check the inside of the tailpipe. You may have a broken oil ring on one of the cylinders, or bad valve stem seals inside the top of the cylinder head. Be blessed.

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