Last night I noticed that the idle is rough and sputtery when stopped or at very low speeds like parking lots. Browneyes, I did not mean to imply that you are not maintaining the vehicle or that the timing belt was the problem. Attempt to investigate the repair issue on your own. I did not receive a low oil light. Having only owned the car since November I am a little worried about the leak. Their is very heavy blow-by when the engine is running and the oil filler cap is removed.
Other things to look at are the oil drain plug and the oil filter. I have never noticed any leaks in the drive way or anywhere the car has been parked. I have taken it to more than one person and have received more than one recommendation. However, I dislike the gas mileage and size of gas tank. The water pump had suffered a catastrophic bearing failure.
You can wash the area, then watch while the engine is running. Good luck and keep us posted. They do a good deal on and filter. Took car to closest repair shop. It has lots of room including back and front seat leg room and seats are comfortable even for long rides. You may be right, When I 1st changed the filter nearly a year ago, the replacement non Toyota did feel very light when compared to the Genuine one, I just thought it was because there was still in the one I took out? Toyota replaced the defective oil line and says that the oil pressure indicator system is working correctly, but I am concerned that the next time there is a problem with my oil delivery system, I won't have any warnings to prevent me from burning up the engine. I have been informed that Toyota recognized this problem and said that it would pay for these damages.
They did not tell her what they thought caused it, only that it was not due to sludge build up in engine. They should really do something to fix the problem, but it seems they don't want to take responsibility. Cheers Well I hate to tell you this but there might be a sump leak issue. Toyota has replaced this pipe on later vehicle with all metal this started out with the avalon. It is not coming from the valve cover gasket It has just been replaced. Given the miles, he has suggested that maybe it is time to part ways with the car.
Has anyone had any similar leaks?. During a timing belt replacement, if there is even a hint of a leak, this would be the time to replace both seals. Typical - I've done loads of changes and never had that. Using a bright inspection light, the source will usually be obvious or, if not, a new larger area can be cleaned and the detective work continued. The dealer suggested that since the consumer 's vehicle wasn't driven much that carbon may have been building up in the valve area.
The Toyota dealer and Toyota national said that I must pay to have this fixed. Why hasn't Toyota recalled this? I was sold a car with a known history of defective engines and the car manufacturers refuses to fix it for me. Any oil consumption much over one quart per 500 miles usually needs to be addressed at some point. I am concerned that if people wait to check oil until next oil change, they may damage their engines. Please or to join the conversation.
Our only warning of a problem was a hot oil smell. The dealer stated that they have never heard of this before. The timing belt was intact. I think its either the filter has split slightly, the seal has broke, or the is actually coming from somewhere ontop of the filter and dripping down. Check out the ravworld on line site.
Jedi These are the best pdfs I have on the filter I don't know if they will help but if you end up fitting a new filter be sure to the rubber ring or it can twist and leak. On a rain-soaked Wal-Mart parking lot, one drip becomes a river of multi-colored concern. Check out the Chilton database at elibrary. I've read the comments above Cheers guys. The timing area also had traces of antifreeze oem antifreeze from where the water pump had been leaking prior to the failure.
There was no sign of misuse. Using a small toothbrush, or better yet pipe cleaners, you can get in there to clean out carbon. That much loss of oil is either a severe leak such as a pan, cooler lines, front or rear seal, or rings. No strange cramps or unreasonable fatigue. The back opens up like a door side opening vs top opening and it's got good safety ratings. Toyota has conquered that challenge.