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Subject: Re: Oil Gelling in Toyotas

Date: 08/07/03 at 12:20 PM
Posted by: Bright Eyes
E-mail: brighteyes2@hotmail.com
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In Reply to: Re: Oil Gelling in Toyotas posted by Milton Hubbard on 05/11/03 at 12:06 PM:

I have read about high consumption of oil in newer Toyotas. I think this could be a major factor in engine sludging. Toyota says it is normal to use 1 quart of oil per 1,000 miles driven. With 5,000 - 7,500 mile oil change intervals and a 4 quart oil capacity in some engines (including Camry, Sienna) you could easily burn up all the oil before an oil change. Could fuel dilution play a part. If fuel is diluting the oil it could be burning up and leaving little oil for lubrication.

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