My car is burning oil. Is this normal?

January 23, 2018

Long story short: no, it’s not normal that your car is burning oil. If your car is producing smoke (white, blue, black or grey), it is important to search for the root of the problem.

No oil leaks

If your oil level decreases, but you can’t find a leak, it could be due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • Engine design: Certain manufacturers develop engines that have some oil consumption while operating at normal levels. You should not be too worried about it and always keep 1 or 2 extra litres of oil on hand.
  • Extreme conditions: if you’re a driver who likes to squeeze out the extra horsepower of your car, you may find that the oil level decreases. This is because the extra heat in your engine thins out the oil, causing it to escape from the oil circuit.
  • Wrong oil viscosity: after your last oil change you still see that the oil level is getting lower and lower. This is probably because you’re using the wrong viscosity
  • Old car: over time, it’s natural for the engine to develop some wear due to friction. This can then cause a loss in oil from the engine.

Burning oil – Syntix Oil Saver

If any of these apply to you, you could be looking at a lifetime of endless oil refills.

That’s why we created Syntix Oil Saver.

With Oil Saver you can stabilize your oil level even at higher temperatures, thus restoring oil compression pressure in the system.

Even better, it is compatible with catalytic converters and DPF filters.

Don’t miss our next article

In our next article we will discuss the second most common oil consumption problem: oil leaks.

Only synthetic, only Syntix

To get the most out of your car, use one of our MAX PSFD and EVO PSFD 100% fully synthetic oils. They experience very little degradation and have a better resistance to extreme conditions, from frozen climates to demanding race circuits.

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