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I'm working on a 2001 Avalon XLS. About 3vweeks ago I did a huge tune-up on it. My friend gave it to his brother when it had almost 220,000 miles on it. It now has 270,000 miles. This is his first car and he knows 0% about cars. Anyways he didn't keep up with maintenance or anything. His car was throwing codes left and right. Had to replace oil pump, water pump, timing belt, thermostat, spark plugs, 2 oxygen sensors, the MAF sensor, the VVT sensor. Everything went great. No issues when he took it home. Anyways he calls me up 2 days ago saying that out of no where his car overheated so bad and fast that the car shut down on its own. Got it back to my place and we decided to do a cooling system flush to see if there may have been a blockage somewhere. Did the flush with no chemicals, just with a flush adapter kit and the garden hose. Followed all directions to the T. Had no issues up until I actually started the car during the flush like the directions stated to do. Started the car and turned the heater on, about a minute or so later I get out of the car to check on things and I saw all the engine oil just pouring out all over the floor. I turned the vehicle off and the water. Checked the oil dipstick and all there was in it was water. Any ideas as to why and what has caused this to happen? I need help figuring this cars issue out and fast.