This car has probably been burning oil for a while and at one point when I went for an oil change a mechanic told me that it took a lot of oil to fill it. Car consumes significant oil, my mechanic told me it wouldn't be worth it to fix since it's probably a matter of leaky seals. If left to long without a lube job, pits can form inside the bearing and will require replacement. I am very disappointed with the deterioration of Toyota. Now my engine is knocking and seems ready to blow. Burns thru about a quart every 100-200 miles.
This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Corolla. Superior protection again oxidation, neutralizing acids, inhibiting corrosion, reducing wear and protects against deposits. I just took it to a regular mechanic. It goes through a quart every 100 miles. I just dismissed it thinking that the guy before did not close the cap properly.
For now I keep oil in my car at all times and check the levels 1 - 2 times a week. I don't see point in getting another engine as I'm 100% sure it will have the same problem, so I'm trying to get rid of the car before it completely dies on me. What is with this- did. I travel 600 mi a week. Either of the lubricants below are specific for this vehicle and meet manufacture's recommended lubrication specification.
My first experience with a Toyota did not live up to expectation. Needless to say, I sold it a year later. It is the next package including a spoiler,bodykit,and fog lights. Order several bottles to keep on hand to use throughout the year. We will actively seek out other brand names and increase their wealth and the loss of customers will become the mantra for Toyota.
Have an extra quart handy to top off when necessary. So upset with Toyota for not making a car that's built to last. This is really good stuff! Guaranteed up to 15,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first, before needing to be changed. What did any one else do short of getting rid of the cars? I bought a Toyota corolla in 1995 that never needed more than normal maintenance and oil changes. What's frustrating is that nobody knows why this oil burning problem is happening, or how to fix it beyond buying another Corolla engine. I also Recommend that you Have the Transmission Flushed out.
Superior performance over conventional oil with the bonus of increased fuel economy. Kept topping up 2 quarts of oil every 1000 miles. Time for a new car and you can bet it will not be a Toyota. When I was finished with that car, it still had the original clutch and transmission with nearly 200,000 miles on it. I have contacted Toyota about this issue.
Depending on driving conditions and maintenance history, they can as little as 60,000 miles to more than 200,000 miles. First noticed this 2 weeks after an oil change back in 2005. These numbers come from the Owner's Manual for a 2000 Corolla with the 1. However my car continues to burn oil at the rate of at least a quart a week. I am just heart sick.
However Toyota really screwed up with these. They declined to provide any assistance as the vehicle is out of warranty. Also great for engines that have flat tappet cams and vehicles that are under high stress and operating temperature. I realize my car is 10 yrs old but it's worthless now. Took it back to the mechanic.
When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Corolla and that the filter is being changed too. Burns oil and has not run smoothly in years! Do not go by vehicle's oil life monitor when using this oil. He said it was due to engine sludge and recommended using synthetic oil for a few more oil changes to address the issue. I was told that noise that just started means I'm losing my engine and don't know how long it has left. Works in gas or diesel engines.
. At this point, the engine is making noise and smoke can be seen coming out of the tailpipe so now the Toyota mechanics admit that the engine is worn out and it's not worth replacing because the car also needs a catalytic converter. From that point it went downhill. Go by distance or time. Some Toyota models have a bad heater control unit, very costly but you may be able to pick them up used.