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Old 11-12-2009, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Update: Toyota V6 Oil Line Scandal - Recall

The Toyota oil line scandal is covered in the thread entitled ATTN: All 2GR-FE V6 OWNERS!!! BEWARE!!! - start date 11/10 and updated on 11/17for the Canadian version of the recall & other issues:

ATTN: All 2GR-FE V6 OWNERS!! *UPDATE* OIL HOSE REPLACEMENT (PG 23)

In addition, this issue is covered extensively in the Rav4 forums and elsewhere throughout the net. It has essentilly been beaten to death. Nonetheless, since Toyota left Camry and other affected vehicles out of the loop with the October recall of the 05 06 Avalon and the 06 Rav4- disguised as a Limeted Service Campaign - the site in following link was was designed to consolidate and update the issue relative to all affected vehicles:

http://sites.google.com/site/toyotav6oillinescandal/

which covers the Toyota V6 Oil Line Scandal.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it's covered already in a different thread... why'd you start another one?
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Response to Netforcer - Purpose of new thread

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If it's covered already in a different thread... why'd you start another one?
Purpose: To increase the likelihood that http://sites.google.com/site/toyotav6oillinescandal/

which I created will get pulled up by search engines. For some reason a google search won't pull it up directly - at least not yet.

Cars are my passion and I essentially made this issue into a hobby when the coverup became worse than the "crime" and Toyota began acting like the old General Motors. I want as many people to benefit from my research as possible.

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Nicely done and lots of information on that page.

It's sad to see Toyota turning their back to their customers with this problem.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I owned a 2007 Camry XLE V6 since May 2006. The car has over 49K miles. It does not have this problem. It seems to me even if this is a problem, it is as bad as the timing belt, water pump, alternator that need to be replaced over the lifetime of any car.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I owned a 2007 Camry XLE V6 since May 2006. The car has over 49K miles. It does not have this problem. It seems to me even if this is a problem, it is as bad as the timing belt, water pump, alternator that need to be replaced over the lifetime of any car.
When you say "It does not have this problem" - do you mean you have the all metal oil line (if so your car was probably built in Japan) OR do you have the rubber part and it just has not ruptured yet?

Here is a case where a 2007 Camry V6 did not have the oil line rupture until 110,000 miles:

http://www.camryforums.com/forum/showthread.php?p=23169

post #'s 21,22, & 23.
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I owned a 2007 Camry XLE V6 since May 2006. The car has over 49K miles. It does not have this problem. It seems to me even if this is a problem, it is as bad as the timing belt, water pump, alternator that need to be replaced over the lifetime of any car.
The water pump problem has a gauge on the dash for engine temperature AND low coolant level.

The timing belt has the recommended change interval in the manual, no problem IF it is a non-interference engine.

When a oil line breaks and dumps your oil, and the only indication is on the dash, which is the idiot light, which stays off if the oil pressure is above around 10 PSI and there isn't a "low oil level" warning on the dash. You could dump almost all of the oil out before you know it.......
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What I meant was, why start a new thread when the same topic is covered in another thread that you already posted in?...
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The water pump problem has a gauge on the dash for engine temperature AND low coolant level.

The timing belt has the recommended change interval in the manual, no problem IF it is a non-interference engine.

When a oil line breaks and dumps your oil, and the only indication is on the dash, which is the idiot light, which stays off if the oil pressure is above around 10 PSI and there isn't a "low oil level" warning on the dash. You could dump almost all of the oil out before you know it.......
Mine is a rubber pipe. I checked recently. I don't see any leek yet. There are many parts on the car that could fail at 100,000 miles. The thermostat valve is another one.
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Netforcer - Because it did in fact acccomplish my objective

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What I meant was, why start a new thread when the same topic is covered in another thread that you already posted in?...
The website link now pulls up on as the third item on a google search
Not that it really matters. Sorry.

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Another dozen or two new threads may get you to #1 on Google...........
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Another dozen or two new threads may get you to #1 on Google...........
...or on ToyotaNation: as of this post you have over FIVE THOUSAND! threads. Most of them are: search

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Another dozen or two new threads may get you to #1 on Google...........
At least we're on the same page... I don't think the OP still understands my point.
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Gen 6 has been a disaster from the beginning. Even CR rated the VW Passat higher than the Camry.
I get the hard copy of CR (Consumer Reports) and am an online member. They revoked the V6 Camry from its recommended list when the transmission problems cropped up ....... for which Toyota issued a "fix" in the computer programming ....... and if that did not work ...... they replaced the entire transmission.

Toyota developed a powerful, fuel efficient smooth running engine and then coupled it to a flawed transmission. My 09 LE V6 runs flawlessly. However, this external rubber oil line that leaks or ruptures turns out to be another disaster. The manufacturing fixed to the all metal oil line went into place in 04/08 but they have not dealt appropriately with the prior builds. My 09 was built 02/08 and I am going to pay the $275 for the switch to an all metal oil line.

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