I own an Audi A4 2008. When I drive the car for more than 15 minutes I get white smoke coming from under the hood and a burning smell getting into my air conditioning system. When I open the hood, I see the white smoke coming from the area which I highlighted with red in the first picture. The second picture is a zoom-in of the first one. You will probably notice there what I suspect as oil being collected in that engine area and when the engine heats up, the oil is burnt. I should also note that in the past few months, because of oil indicator light, I've added oil twice.
- Am I right in my diagnosis of the oil leak and the oil being collected?
- If I am right in my diagnosis, can you see from the picture where the oil leak is coming from? And what should be done to get it fixed?
- What are the dangers if I continue driving in that condition (but still the oil indicator light is not on) ?