Q: Losing engine oil fast

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My car engine is losing oil. I have to fill up in every two weeks. I have checked if oil is not dripping through sump plug and I found the underneath to be dry. On top of the engine there is a pool of oil that is forming there and it looks like the source of leak is a pipe that looks like a breather to me. Also, my spark plugs threads are oiled. Am I losing oil through these two places? Is it normal for a car which have travelled 236000km to lose oil this way? Is there a remedy to this?

Phakamani

My car has 236000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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