Ford Focus - Burnt oil smell

We have a 2001 Ford Focus wagon, When we turn the heater on there is a distinct smell of burnt oil. It is worse when the engine is idling. Ideas?

Whit Malone

Most likely you have an oil leak somewhere up front. Oil is dripping onto the hot exhaust manifold and the fumes are blown into the cabin by the blower fan. Find the leak; it may be minor and simple to repair. Let us hope so.

That’s what I suspected and have noticed drops of oil on the garage floor lately. Thanks!