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I have a 2004 Sport Trac. When heating up the vehicle in the morning it has the smell of burning oil. What can cause this? And if stopped for a long period of time the smell comes back.

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  • Jim Dec 01, 2016

    Hi Anonymous, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    Is it a diesel?

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2016

    It isn't a Diesel engine. I had my oil changed yesterday morning at the dealer. The burning oil smell was not there when the heat was on yesterday. It just started this morning.

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    yadayada Dec 01, 2016

    when they changed the oil they got oil on some part of the exhaust system very common thing to happen just let it burn off it'll be fine



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Leaking valve covers is the most common reason.

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