that is usually a temp fix. (like covering it up with a band-aid.)try using some of that high milage engine oil. Its supposed to help lube and swell the seals up and maybe provide better sealing. Ive never used that type of oil but it might be worth a shot.
what if you bought a used car and has a slash on your brake lines and the previous owner just tape it off with any kind of tape????? and you got to an accident and see the previous owner did that to your vehicle. wouldn't you get mad on that owner? i hope it won't happen to you!!!Good luck with that! Hey, put some 20W50 into it and sell it asap! Its a Camry, it will sell!
Really, brake lines, I doubt it, because that would be obvious (Safety would have caught this). Well, I didn't say don't tell the guy that it burns abit of oil, but at least you don't want your customer to see blue smoke. Hes going to run! If the buyer's smart, he'll get it checked out by a mechanic. And I am bitter because once a dealer sold me a car with a cracked block knowingly, the deal just put a new headgasket on it and it was good to blow on me!
Find out how much it is going to cost. If you have maintained your car since day one, I think it is worth repairing. If you keep running the car with blue smoke, eventually it will kill your catalytic converter, which will be more big bucks. Also, it may cause more damage to your engine as well, etc.Aside from the drama, to the OP:
It's not worth repair. The engine will not blow up, but you will need to top up the oil regularly. Check every week how much oil you're losing (by noting how much you're filling it) and check back in. If it's very little, no problems, the engine will hold.
My first car was a civic, and on its original motor, I was going through 1/2 a litre a week for about 2 years. Motor was awesome until I blew the tranny one night trying to get it into 3rd a little too fast, didn't go so I smacked it in and that was the end of the Si. New motor/tranny after that then wrote off the car, that really fixed the problem, hahahaha.
Anyways, only problem was passing emissions tests, had to "work around that", otherwise, just keep a few quarts in your trunk, keep on it, and save your money until you consider a trade in.