Car is burning quart of oil a month all of a sudden?
Have a 2004 gs330. Never had an issue. Not burn
Ing oil. Last couple months we've been doing a lot of
Driving. Freeway too. Putting a ton of clicks. The engine went on then popped up. Took it to a mechanic and he said not to worry looks like something's, can't remember what, is clogged up. Poured some stuff in the car. Engine light went off but is back on again. Then once we started doing all the driving then noticed had to pour in a quart every month. I'm worried but I don't think I should be because the car was well taken care off.
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a qt of oil a month is what, 7-8$, right? so in the long term youre lookin at less than $120 a year.
where as breaking down and inspecting and/or rebuilding the motor would be many times more
than $120. so assuming its oil consumption youll be ok. but again if its a leak from elsewhere, it
should be taken care of
No oil leaks whatsoever. This engine is squeaky clean. Its got higher miles. Its at 150,00 Which i believe is like 230,000? Its used also as a car to drive kids around for a group home. Still about a quart a month scares me. I do need to take it to a proper mechanic your right. Just it didnt burn the oil till this summer.
Anyone else on here have a higher mile car that also has to put in a quart of oil a month.
Engine runs perfect. No delays. Lots of power. No misses. Nothing to even SHOW an engine failing.
I kinda want to know what this could be. Its not okay. I just put in a quart today. I think i put in a quart not even 2 weeks ago!
The Toyota V8's have been known to burn some oil. Yours is a bit excessive though. Run codes next time that light pops up. I second others that it could be the valve cover gaskets. Those leaks won't show on the floor in its early stages and it really hard to diagnose that its coming from there because of the engine size. Best bet is to look from below while its on a lift