In Reply to: Re: Oil Gelling in Toyotas/CONTAMINATIONS posted by Renee Newsome on 08/25/02 at 11:46 AM:
Oil leaks can be caused by many things. I will list them below:
Excess cranckase pressure
Wrong seal material
Improper seal installation
Wrong fluid for seal compatibility.
I would check your crankcase first. If you loosen the oil fill cap with the car running (be careful - wear glasses, avoid fans and belts) and it jumps all over and rattles and wiggles. The engine needs ventilation. This your pcv system. It may need repair.
Make sure the seal and fluids meet Toyota standards.
You can only hope the technician installed the seals properly.