10-25-13, 08:27 PM
My 2000 STS Northstar has 146k miles and I have to put oil in it a LOT (more than the quart every 1000 normal usage) and it smells like burning oil bad, so I know its burning it somewhere. So I read all over the internet these engines build up carbon and so on and about the WOT process. So I did it very carefully and my car started smoking under the hood. I am panicking! I know its smoke, not steam or antifreeze/water. It smells like the burning oil smell. I cant tell where its coming from. The temperature gauge never has gone past normal 12 o'clock. I am so scared and feel like an idiot and am so afraid my engine is totally screwed. Is there anything I can check or do myself? I am mechanically inclined, although Im used to working on things more like Chevy big blocks, Ill try anything!