Oil burning really doesn't happen because it's new. It can be caused by many things. If you only see it when you start the car for a few seconds, usually it is related to valve seals or worn valve guides that allow small amounts of oil to make their way to the top of the valve then get pulled into the combustion chamber. Once that is burned, it usually stops.
If the smoke is more white, then I would be concerned of coolant getting burned due to a bad head gasket, warped head.
Now, if it is black smoke, then the engine is running too rich.
In general, the concept of it not being broken in yet shouldn't cause this. Think about it, have you ever seen a new car burn oil when first started?
Let me know what you find.
Thursday, September 10th, 2009 AT 6:41 AM