2000 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 180K miles
Here is my problem. I have a 2000 Cavalier, its registering right at about 180 thousand miles. I was on my way home the other day, stopped at the gas station, and noticed a burning smell.
I got out of the car looked under it, and noticed a huge amount of oil leaking from around the oil pan.
It took 2 qrts of oil to make it home. When I pulled in the drive, the oil I put in, drained out before I even made it to the door.
The next day, I raised the front end. Wiped down any oil residue, and put a quart and a half in, started the car, but noticed it wasn't leaking from the oil pan resevoir, or the filter. It was leaking rapidly down from the top of the engine.
Looking at the engine from above I couldn't see anything. What could this be? The first thing I thought of when I noticed it coming from the top, was cylinder head. But when I read about cylinder head problems, they are more along the lines of coolant troubles.