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  1. 2003 matrix XRS smoking white

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    Help me out guys... I hava a 2003 Matrix XRS 2ZZ-GE. the car drives normal no codes but it smokes white as it idles and drives.. not like a giant smoke cloud but does smoke. it smells like oil too. I performed a block test and the fluid never turned yellow. the radiator coolant is green. the oil...
  2. 0 psi in all 4 cylinders on my 93 Previa 2tz-fe? Any ideas to what the cause is?

    Previa Forum
    I have came to the conclusion that the head gasket has blown on my 1993 Previa LE with 291,000. She was driving great up until a couple of weeks ago when someone (NOT ME, for the record) accidentally left the coolant reservoir cap off, not realizing the mistake until the van had been driven 30...
  3. High Results for Compression Test (99 Camry 4cyl)

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hello, I am a new DIY'er for car maintenance. I have a lot of oil drips in my driveway. Mechanic said it was head gasket and oil pump leaking. I decided it was a perfect time to start learning how to fix stuff myself... I bought a $35 compression tester and tested all four cylinders: Cyl 1...
  4. '02 fouled plug, low compression

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    Car only has 91k miles, driven by student daughter. She complained that the car lacked the power to do her commute to school over the Santa Cruz mountains, and that it was guzzling oil. By removing the igniter wires one at a time, I found that #4 wasn't firing. The spark plug was burnt out and...
  5. 2004 factory compression numbers?

    Land Cruiser Forum
    Hi all, I'm considering buying a used 2004 land cruiser w/ about 100k miles. As part of my pre-purchase inspection I want to check the compression. Does anyone know where I can find factory compression numbers online? I know they must be in this forum somewhere but I have had no luck...
  6. Rough Idle and lack of compression

    89-95 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    Hey there guys, I've been having some trouble with my 1990 3.0 pickup. Recently during a tune up I had my mechanic adjust the idle speed, and since then it hasn't really been acting the same at idle. When i apply the breaks and it's out of gear, the idle speed drops from around 1150 to...
  7. 7mge pistons in 7mgte

    Supra Forum
    I'm currently in the process of rebuilding my 7mgte. Im going to have the block bored .020 over. Just wondering if replacing the stock 7mgte pistons (8.x:1 ratio) with .020 over 7mge pistons (9.1:1 ratio) is a good idea. I will, of course, be going with a mhg and arp hardware. I plan on keeping...
  8. Using KREEN to clean rings

    Highlander 1st Generation (2001-2007)
    I used to NEVER consume oil, the oil level was always constant on the dip stick. Like a fool I used AUTO-Rx... NEVER USE THIS STUFF. I don't know if it's a coincidence but every car I used it in now comsumes oil. My highlander burns about a little over a quart every 3k. When I jump on the gas at...
  9. 2001 Corolla, 3 cylinders

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    What's the estimated trajectory of 1zzFE engine life (2001 Corolla) once a cylinder dies (low compression) but engine stills runs on other 3 cylinders. Car drives on 3 cylinders with reduced power for how long ? Indefinitely? Awhile? Not long ? Estimated how long ? Thanks.
  10. High Compression in #2 #4 & #6 Cylinders of 93 Camry

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hi, We have a 1993 Camry V6 that has been idling kind of rough when the engine warms up. We took the car to our mechanic thinking it was just spark plugs, but it was more than that. He found high compression in #2(225psi), #4(225psi), and #6(250psi) and diagnosed it as "Possibly Burnt...
  11. Please HELP!! No Compression and misfire

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    Ok so this is my first time posting on this forum but have used it before for great information. The car is a 2003 Matrix with 350,000 km Ok my problem is that I'm getting a misfire code P0302 and CEL blinking. The engine is currently going through a fair amount of oil with little oil leaks...
  12. 1993 Camry LE 2.2L Won't Start - Help!

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    My 1993 Toyota Camry LE has ran fine for eighteen years until friday (EDIT - there was a hairline crack in between cylinders 2 and 3 that was causing a nasty misfire, however was welded shut). In the morning before leaving school I went to start it and it took a little bit longer than usual to...
  13. white smoke that smells burned and high cylinder compression

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hi Guys, There's been lots of great posts regarding the causes of blue and white smoke at start-up, but I still have questions. My '98 Camry (175K, 4-cylinder) has a lot of white smoke at start-up that smells burned. Did a compression test and all the cylinders came in around 230 (!), but no...
  14. 22re no compression

    89-95 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    i just completed a full top end rebuild on my '91 22re pickup, upon start up i didnt have any compression it seems, any thoughts will help :headbang:
  15. DIY : Compression and Leakdown Check

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Tools you will need: 1. Compression Gauge ($19.00 from Harbor Freight) ---- 2. Leakdown Tool ($39.99 from Harbor Freight) ---- 3. Spark Plug Wrench / Extension /...
  16. Opinions Needed New (?) Gabriel Struts, Video Inside

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    In the quest of replacing my 169K old (or 16 years old) :rolleyes: stock struts I ended up going cheap and fell for "Gabriel Ultra Struts" from FLEE-Bay. I opened the supposedly new struts and to my horror and found the box has "Gabriel Pro Ryder Premium Gas Strut" label on top instead of...