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Subject: Re: Oil Gelling in Toyotas

Date: 07/09/02 at 6:54 PM
Posted by: Brian
E-mail: seaclimb2001@yahoo.com
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In Reply to: Re: Oil Gelling in Toyotas posted by Andy on 07/01/02 at 6:41 PM:


I use Castrol, but I change it every 3,000 miles or three months, which ever comes first. 7,500 miles is way too much, especially for multigrades. I'd say it is too much even for synthetics. As the gelling problem points out, it is not breakdown of oil that is the problem. It is contamination. Someone ought to go out and have the oil from their Toyotas tested for water and glycol. Another possibility is that there is some seal material that is decomposing. Oil just doesn't gel on its own.

--Brian, Seattle

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