Loss of engine oil could cause major damages to the engine but it would be knocking noises during acceleration instead of whining noise.
Hope the oil loss has not damaged the engine, if not you might be looking at an engine replacement.
The burning smell could be due to oil getting to the exhaust system and if the leak has stopped, the smell should go away in a while.
Without the physical it is not possibe to determine what is causing the whining noise and you would have to refer to someone who can perform a test drive to try to locate the source.
Sunday, March 20th, 2011 AT 6:37 PM