My engine temperature is low when it's cold outside. I'll drive for 30 min, and the engine temperature will be at the quarter mark. If it's moderately cold outside, the temperature will eventually go to the middle, but if I turn on the heating, the temperature starts dropping; because of this, I don't turn on the heating to defog my windshield. The engine temperature is OK if it's not cold outside.
I was involved in an accident, and as a result, my car started leaking oil. The mechanic said my oil pan is leaking and my rear main seal is leaking. I can smell the burning oil outside my car. Could this oil leak be related to the low engine temperature?
I have a 2000 Mazda Protege.