It might be possible to free up those sticking oil control rings and restore the engines normal oil consumption. I am not particularly mechanically minded and would appreciate some advice. The part number for the redesigned pistons is Toyota part 13101-22142. I have also had to have my sump resealed the car has only done 18000. Toyota makes a very durable machine but eventually things wear down. Also add in incidentals for items that break or things that are discovered along the way. This is common and can cause many problems.
I was assured that it was ok. The cure is to remove the cylinder head and run silicon under the edges of the head gasket at this junction to create a seal. My son drove this car while he was at college. Is there any black, oily residue inside the tailpipe, or do you notice any blue smoke coming out the tailpipe, particularly at engine start up? Toyota sent me the notice on the sludge issue in 1998. I got more concerned and called another dealer and was told that it was not normal so I took the car back to the dealer. If the car runs out of oil on an interstate and the engine locks up, well you could have a serious safety problem.
Interior The Corolla seats five occupants on cloth-upholstered seats. When I went to test drive this car, I revved the engine to 4,000 + rpm's 4-5 times and then quickly hopped out of the car to look at what was coming out of the tailpipe, which was a large cloud of blue smoke, indicating the engine was burning a lot of oil. It had 102,000 miles on it. Dealer would not have reported it to me, kept trying to convince me that all engines have some sort of leaks and that old British cars used to have many leaks years ago. I am sure there are lot of consumers like me might be running into this problem. I've noticed that every other 03 Corolla I pass on road is also missing at least one.
Three months later the engine light went on so I took it back again. The use of petroleum oils can many times cause sludge, carbon and varnish deposits inside the engine, which can cause the piston rings to become gummed-up, stick and not function properly, allowing excessive amounts of oil to get by the rings, up into the combustion chamber and be burned. If any one cares to check their corolla 2002 model year onwards can you please report your findings here? We drive it locally only. Corolla owners can expect easy driving, capable maneuvering and a smooth ride in a sedan thats quieter than some larger automobiles. It should not even just sit on idling. At the end of a week and half I usually have to fill it up almost entirely. Repairing the leak involves replacing the failed O-ring that seals the timing chain tensioner.
It uses a quart about every 400 hundred miles. Or is the car a total loss. I don't think that your oil would be leaking from the intake manifold gasket. Is this normal for this vintage car? I took it back to the dealer and they couldn't find any thing wrong. Use the same pistons with petroleum oil and the problem will happen again. Below I shall list a few - 1.
What type, synthetic, semi-synthetic or petroleum , oil is being used, as well as which brand? Is oil seeming to leak from bottom end or upper engine. It had 102,000 miles on it. The emissions light stays on and I have also lost a hubcap cover. Interior The Corolla seats five occupants on cloth-upholstered seats. The 2002 Toyota Corolla has a well earned reputation for consuming oil and out of all model years of Corolla's, the 2002 year was the worst one for this problem - Finding the cause of the oil consumption most certainly will help and is many times reversible.
If you drive a few miles then shut it off that advances sludge issues. I have also had to have my sump resealed the car has only done 18000. While using this thicker oil make sure to warm the car up when cold since it does take longer for it to circulate throughout your engine. Compared to some rivals, the Corollas standard-equipment list is on the meager side. Have noticed the car burns about 1. May need to wipe or clean it off to see where fresh oil leak develops.
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. About 5 months later the car started leaking oil and I had to constantly watch the oil level. I've searched the internet and there are alot of complaints posted about this car. The problem is, with this kind of oil usage, you can run the car out of oil. Best of luck on your problem. Anyway it appears that the timing chain cover is not sealing at the junction between the head gasket, cylinder head and engine block. Now after years of dealing with pil burn i know have an oil leak in the engine.