No signs of anything else wrong, doesn't leak any oil, no lights on dash board, runs fine even up steep hills. I got to get my car fix so I can pass emissions. Many complaints on line but Toyota acts like they never heard of this problem. Modern formulations of conventional motor oil are actually pretty close or in some cases superior to some older synthetics. I still smell oil smoke with hard acceleration but at 121,000 miles it's not brand spanking new anymore.
This wont happen immediately, but over time. It sounds llike when some1 reinstall the drain plug. Here at Advance Auto Parts, we work with only top reliable Engine Oil Dipstick product and part brands so you can shop with complete confidence. Just keep with that oil change interval and oil brand - and you should be set for some time. What are the obvious places for a leak from running engine? There will two drops one is front of engine I am able to see this drop from top after I open the hood.
Convention vs synthetic motor oil - more of a personally preference in most cases. Set your odometer on mileage, not trip, then turn off the key. And if conventional what type should I use? I used this stuff 25 yrs ago on a car that was smoking slightly and it really helped it stop. The car now has 120,000 miles and oil usage varies between 1000-1500 miles per quart. This is also little towards the passenger side. I got my car 70K with no knowledge of these issues, and was quite bummed learning the sad truth.
Using a 14-mm socket and socket wrench loosen the drain plug. Until it started burning oil faster then on open pit of flames. My wife's 99 Corolla Seca 1600 is coming up to it's 180,000 mile service, runs very sweet like new. I see here that this type of oil is not recommended for this engine. Apparently the design temperature for the pistons in this engine was 120 degrees Celsius and the actual temperatures reached are 160 degrees Celsius, which causes the petroleum oil to sludge up and carbon to accumulate in the piston oil holes that allow oil to flow to the piston rings. The light should blink while you are holding the button down. Is there other fluids runs through the places I describer above? The issue with this vintage of engine is not engine wear, that pour in oil additives attempt to address , but the oil holes in the piston becoming plugged up with petroleum oil sludge, varnish and carbon.
And then they act like you dropped your pork burrito in the Golden Mosque. If your Corolla is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Corolla. I know this is an old thread but it is the one that I found when looking for engine recommendations for my wife's G6. Well we must have the 1998 Toyota Corolla from Heaven. When she came out 10 minutes later, our Corolla was at the other end of the parking lot. A normal spark plug will have a tan color to it, but a spark plug from an engine burning oil will have a darker color to it. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.
I use Walmart Supertech 5W30 as I don't believe I want to spend the extra money for synthetic. Using this oil, wipe around the edges of the new oil filter. Have you ever had old pistons out of an engine and attempted to clean the residue off? Made of tough plastic, the handle won't break from the rod. The part number for the redesigned pistons is Toyota part 13101-22142. Right now the run is running smoother since doing that.
Top quality synthetic oils are far, far more resistant to the degrading affects of hot engine temperatures, such as sludge and carbon build up. I was kind of hoping that I would get a fully synthetic but given that a the car and as far as I know it's the original engine has done 106,000 miles and B on the last service the previous owner had done they also used 10W 40 semi synthetic I didn't mind too much. I am running Shell Rotella and so far have used about a pint in 700 miles. Based on what I've been reading, it seems a waste of money to have a garage repair or replace the engine because the problem will just happen again. Anyway, and filter is now changed.
After few hours the drops are dried out in the ground. I have replaced tie rod ends a couple of times and struts aren't the best not the best suspension , door handles will break probably but that's pretty much it as far as the complaints. I was majorly disappointed to learn of this problem and that Toyota isn't stepping up to the plate, recalling these engines and rebuilding them at no charge. Lastly, you will want to reset the maintenance light. I just changed my oil over the weekend. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 1999 Toyota Corolla. To verify if your Corolla has this problem, quickly rev the engine up to 4,000+ rpm, release the accelerator and back several times and then look to see if a blue cloud of smoke has been created from the tailpipe of the car.