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Burnt Oil Smell

1998 oldsmobile alero
Smell like it's burning oil but when i check it, it never has lost any oil.
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Check carefully around the valve covers, this is the area that leaks most frequently occur, and being located next to the exhaust manifold can easily cause the burning smell. There is a very easy to replace gasket under the cover. Other possibilities, shop or you when changed or added oil spilled a bit and that has worked down to the exhaust manifold and is causing the burnt oil smell. Last possibility is that you do have a slow leak on the underside of the engine that is blowing back onto the exhaust system causing the smell.

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Have you checked for leaking valve cover gaskets?

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You can have a oil leak that is dripping onto your exhaust or onto the block. Being that it is being burnt off you will not see any on the ground. Also if it is a small amount you will not notice a lose of oil in your dipstick. I would check all around your valve covers, oil pan, block, and every where else there is a gasket and just check for the smallest of leaks. Like I said this is most likely located somewhere around the exhaust or the block itself and burning off

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