In Reply to: Re: Oil Gelling in Toyotas posted by Arun on 08/28/03 at 4:50 PM:
What year is your car? If it is 1997 - 2002, you are covered under the 8 year unlimited mileage sludge policy for the repair of your engine. You just need to prove that you provided a reasonable level of maintenance (cited by some as 1 oil change per year).
Go to these sites for more info and discussion:
www.edmunds.com - do search for engine sludge and read thru those about Toyota sludge. These sludge boards are closed and "read only"
www.cartrackers.com - Toyota forum
www.thecomplaintstation.com - go to "T" for Toyota
www.corolland.com - go to Owners Forum and see list at top for sludge discussion.
www.nhtsa.gov - you may want to file a complaint with them.
There are yahoo and msn discussion groups on this topic as well but don't know address. There is also a petetion to Toyota floating about that you will see referenced on these sites. You may want to add your name to the long list.