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  1. Sequoia Forum
    My trusty 07 SR5 with 145k recently started consuming a significant amount of oil. Ever since I got her (with 95k miles), she's burned a small amount of oil. I'd be down around a quart at oil change. This thing is a pavement princess but I've hauled a 4500lb camper with it for two summers...
  2. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I have a 1996 Camry LE 4cyl. If I drive it and then leave it in the sun for a couple of hours and then start it again, a small amount of white smoke will come from the exhaust for 5-10 seconds.t - It never happens when I cold start it. - It never happens if I start it after a short period of...
  3. Corolla 7th Generation (1993-1997)
    Hey everyone, My car is a '94 Corolla DX with the federal emissions 7AFE engine. So I recently removed my intake cam to check something. It's a long story but the short of it is I think the shop I had clean up my head forgot to install the valve guide seals. Turns out you can't see them...
  4. Corolla 7th Generation (1993-1997)
    Hi, I helped my nephew purchase a 1997 Corolla CE about 6 months ago. The car has 111,xxx miles. We just did the second oil change, and at the same time installed a new PCV valve after reading on here that a bad PCV can cause oil consumption. After changing the oil and letting the car warm...
  5. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Hello- I have a 2007 Camry with 255,000 miles. About 2 months ago, I took my car in for the oil consumption test, since it was burning about a quart every 300 miles. They said I was the best fail they'd had so far - 2 1/2 quarts in 500 miles! After evaluating my engine, and 6 weeks later, they...
  6. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hi Folks, I purchased a 92 Camry with 175k km and have come up with a strange problem: Intermitantly the engine will begin to run rough, it loses power and it smokes alot like it is burning oil. The problem simply goes away after I poke around under the hood, after it is gone it runs...
  7. Corolla 7th Generation (1993-1997)
    Hello All, I am having a pretty big problem with my 95 Corolla DX, 1.8L, manual, 217K. I bought it in January and have put 10K since. It has been going through oil at about a quart every 500 miles; but today it just started smoking really bad and it loses power as I drive it. It idles fine and...
  8. 89-95 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    Hi, I am working on my 90 22re, have driven about 2k in it, and notice that there is sometimes white smokethat comes from under the exhaust heat manifold. Does anyone have an idea why this may be? Coolant levels have been steady over the last thousand miles, the spark plugs look good, and the...
  9. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hello I have a 2000 Camry 4cylinder and have run into an unusual situation my car stopped turning over I had recently replaced the battery so I tightened the attachment cable and it started up fine. The next day my wife tries to start it, and it wont work I give it a try it starts when I turn it...
  10. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I bought this car with 170K miles, original owners are my friends parents and they said they were doing normal oil changes. I used a shop vac, spray bottle of MMO, tooth brush, wooden chopsticks, flat head screw driver, tweezers to try and get most of the sludge out. Blocked the oil return...
  11. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    short story: 1999 3.0 V6 170k mi white/blue smoke coming out of exhaust at start up, idle and driving. Could I have bad valve stems or piston rings? long story: i'm the 2nd owner. 1st owner had a sludge problem, they started to add seafoam at every oil change (crank and gas) also did the brake...
  12. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    99 Camry 3.0 170Kmi normal wear and tear problems and there was a problem with sludge about 150k. Mechanic did cleaning by removing the valve covers and a minor engine flush. Been adding Sea Foam once every normal regular oil change (1/3 gas 1/3 crank case) to help out with cleaning. I wanted...
  13. Corolla 10th Gen/2nd Gen Matrix (2009-2013)
    Hello all, I have a 2011 LE Corolla with the Sandy Beach/Gold paint job. I love the car and I very much dislike the paint. The modifications that I have done to my car is tinting the windows %5 back windows and %35 front windows. I have installed two 10inch Sony Exploders with a Jeson 300watt...
  14. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hello All, Let me say thank you ahead of time to any and all suggestions and advice given. I have a 1999 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6. I purchased the car about 1 month ago. When I bought the car it ran fine and seemed to get decent fuel mileage. One day the car started missing at all...
  15. MR2 Forum
    hey, my mr2 is putting out blue smoke :( a bit of background: main water hose broke while driving back in febuary, needed a new headgasket. After a new one compression showed 180-200 across. Next i found out the turbo seals were done, so i installed a ct20b with new headers. Now its putting...
  16. Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    I have a 2000 Avalon XL 144xxx miles I bought it from a guy about three months ago. I recently noticed once in a while when I pick up speed (60mph or higher) Then come to a stop there is smoke coming from the front of the hood. It stays for a bit then goes away. The meter doesn't say it's...
  17. Pre-88 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    Just got a 1985 with 22re.unknown not running. i put a battery in to see what would happen and it started smoking when i turned the key. what does that mean? it didnt have a neg cable so i bought a new one and bolted it to frame.i just took the starter out and i will get it tested soon. Any...
  18. 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...
  19. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I am about to change plugs on my '93 Camry V6, (car has 228,000 miles on it, with roughly 50,000 on the existing spark plugs) so I decided to clean out the engine first with Seafoam. I got the engine warm, set the idle at roughly 1000 RPM, then used a spray bottle to squirt the Seafoam cleaner...
  20. Camry & Solara Lounge
    Question, I have a 2006 Solara SLE 4 cyl with about 120k miles, a lot I know. At start-up there is a cloud of smoke that comes out of my exhaust. The smoke goes away pretty quickly and it smells funny. After reading a few threads, I'm beginning to think its my valve stems that are bad and...
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