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  1. My 2012 Toyota RAV4 Oil Filter Destroyed & Oil Filter Seals Blown Off Losing Oil Only After 1st Time Towing, Cause? Please Read.

    RAV4 3rd Generation (2006-2012)
    Hello. I have a 2012 AWD Toyota RAV4 Sport Edition that has over 84,000 miles on it and 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. I have had it for over 2 years now and bought it used with only 62-63,00 miles on it from a reputable Toyota dealer in NYS. It has been a good car thus far. Right after I bought it, I...
  2. How the Engine Lubrication System Works and Why Oil is so Important!

    General Discussion
    Here's how the engine lubrication system works in your car, and why oil is so important! It all starts down in the oil pan: Oil gets sucked up through the pickup tube and into the oil pump: The oil pump is a gerotor type: Then oil flows through the upper oil pan to get filtered: This...
  3. Burning excessive oil

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    My 2000 Avalon with 186k on it has been burning quite a bit of oil for a while now, approximately 1qt per 500-1k miles. I'm not sure because I do a good percentage of both city and highway driving, but I believe it is using the majority on the highway. I switched to Valvoline Maxlife high...
  4. 2002 Toyota Carolla 7th Generation Oil Consumption Oil Usage

    Blog
    Gear Heads, Looking at these options discussed above for addressing the oil consumption problem, like: 1. Sell vehicle for different generation Toyota: Resale market value: $700 - 1400 USD 2. Engine Rebuild: Time: 15 - 25 hours Cost: $250 - 600.00 USD 3. Buying used 2003+1zz Engine and...
  5. 2002 Toyota Carolla Oil Consumption

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    Hi All, Thanks for the community and the discussion. I'm a new member and avid Toyota enthusiast. I have a 2002 Toyota Carolla with 155,200 miles on it. The car is currently consuming 5 quarts of oil every 1000 miles. If I add a stop leak product, I may get 1100 - 1200 miles on every 5...
  6. 2002 Camry LE - Huge Repair Estimate - Please Advise

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Hello, I have a 2002 Toyota Camry LE with almost 164K miles. It has been regularly maintained, mainly at dealers, and they seem to do good work with with their usual inflated repair prices. 3 years ago we had a lot of small repairs (belts, hoses, radiator, brakes, starter, battery, etc)...
  7. Preparing to repair fuel leak and spark plug tube leak. Want advice on parts, etc.

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hey guys. I've got a '99 Camry LE with the 5SFE engine. Runs fine, but there's a couple issues I'm planning on tackling during the summer. Issue one: Fuel leak. Seems to be between the back of the engine (injector location) and the firewall, so probably some fuel is leaking there. No visible...
  8. 3tc Oil Light

    Corolla Older Generations (1969-1987)
    Hi y'all. At what volume oil does the 3tc warning light for low oil begin to appear on the gauges? Thank you!
  9. Corolla 2009 Engine oil leak?

    Corolla 10th Gen/2nd Gen Matrix (2009-2013)
    Today I opened the hood of my Corolla 2009 to check the fluid levels and I noticed on the back of the engine (passenger side) traces of oil and dirt. The oil looks yellowish in color and still smearing off the engine block I wonder if the dealership technician that did the engine oil change two...
  10. 2005 Matrix terrible rattle with video!

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    Hello Everyone. So I was coming home from a road trip and merging onto the freeway when suddenly an ungodly rattleing started coming from under the hood. I pulled over and the dipstick was dry. Put about 3.5 quarts of oil in and still ran an rattled. Took the car into the mechanic today and he...
  11. How Variable Valve Timing Works

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    I took apart the VVT gear on my Corolla to see how it works. I made a video of the breakdown and explanation: Varying the valve timing on a camshaft will decrease emissions at lower engine RPM, and provide more power at higher RPM. Here’s a quick overview of the breakdown The engine head...
  12. Should I extend my oil change intervals?

    Corolla 7th Generation (1993-1997)
    I have a 01 Corolla (7AFE Engine) with 285k miles, I have always used an API SL 20w50 Conventional oil and a 3k mile interval. My car is using 1 qt of oil every 1k miles and it has a 4qt oil pan, so at the end of the interval I have added more than 3qts of make-up oil. I'm only getting 25 mpg...
  13. 91' Previa oil pressure light

    Previa Forum
    Hi, I have a 1991 toyota previa with 301388 km on it. Last February we took the engine out of the van for my automotives class engine project (because it had a blown headgasket and some other issues), and over the next couple of months we changed the headgasket, timing chain, timing chain...
  14. Rear Main Seal leak on a 64k mile Camry '10

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    I've noticed a small leak (drops at most) on my toyota camry and took it to the dealer for diagnosis. They told me it was the rear main seal leaking and quoted me about $2,500. I was a little surprised because I take religiously good care of my car and have never had an issue. I'm the original...
  15. Question on Oil/light for 2011 Prius

    Prius 3rd Gen - Hybrid (2010-2015)
    My sister has a 2011 Prius "trim level 2" and I was wondering if these came with oil pressure warning lights? I can't seem to find this info anywhere and she doesn't have her owners manual. Reason I ask is that the Prius has 250K miles on it (they drive for a living) and she just took it for...
  16. First oil change and OCI opinions

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Did my first oil change on my 2011 2.5L LE this weekend. After removing the drain plug, I thought this engine had a dished flange for the standard washer seal to fit into. While trying to clean the inner face of this 'flange', it fell off, revealing it was a massively distorted aluminum...
  17. 92 corolla leaking oil bad

    Corolla 6th Generation (1988-1992)
    Hello everyone new user and awesome forum, and yes I know my username :grin: just had too. Miles: 115,000 Engine: 4A-FE Tranny: Automatic My 92 corolla has started leaking oil passenger side. coming from the front of the engine, Dont know how much im loosing over time. only happens when the...
  18. 2016 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Oil Change

    Corolla 11th Gen Sedan 2014-19, Scion iM 2016-18
    I show you exactly what I am doing, changing Oil. I tell you exactly the way it is no right way or wrong way, I get the job done. with oil, parts and tools. If you have trouble understanding how to change oil, please be my guest and post up, I be more than happy to comment back. I done...
  19. 2000 Corolla Loosing Oil?

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    Anybody have this problem? It is not from burning oil. We tested the compression of each cylinder, it was ranging from 135psi-155. Car has about 295km, and its leaking from the right hand side. I tried a few sealers and the best one, rislone concentrated main sealer repair was temporary. I...
  20. Leaky Engine?

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    I've got a 2002 Corolla with a 4cyl 1zzfe engine Two years ago I overhauled the engine to cure my disappearing oil problem. The car runs great and no more disappearing oil. But now I have a leak that I can't locate or identify. At first I thought it was a bad radiator hoses and clamps. I...
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