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I've been doing a lot of searching on this forum today, because yesterday, my bf's noisy little Corolla had the oil light come on. Pull out the dipstick, and the Mobil 1 I put in there not too long along was black as soot, and very low.
The three solutions I've found to be said the most often in every thread are:
1) Just keep topping off the oil, maybe run through an engine "cleaner"
2) Change the valve gaskets (I think that's what I remember?) and piston rings
3) Rebuild the motor
Could we all possibly get some more input on any of these from someone who's delt with this problem long-term? Sounds like this is a common issue...
EDIT: Lemme just rephrase that, because there's a lot of good info in this thread. I mostly want to know if there's anyone who has simply topped off the oil as needed for quite some time and not experienced the symptoms worsening?
2000 Corolla CE, 90K. mods- clear corners, missing hubcaps, leaky wheel and oil-burning feature
1996 Bonneville SSEi. a big, supercharged couch with wheels
Last edited by zuper8; 03-12-2008 at 10:42 AM.