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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
Aug 04, 2004 (6:14 am)
1. the sludging TSB DID affect the old Celica, the 2.2L, from MY '97 up until it went away in 2000. It never affected the current gen.
2. Take anything Jiffy Lube tells you with a grain of salt. Maybe even a POUND of salt. The level of technical expertise at their stores varies a lot (mostly from 'some' to 'none') and many of their "recommendations" are designed to produce extra business for themselves that is a needless expense for the consumer. They have been investigated by the state AG here in California for exactly this reason.
3. Oil gelling can occur in any engine if the oil changes are not frequent enough. I am with guitarzan in asking: this isn't your first oil change, I hope? If you do not drive very much, follow a time schedule for oil changes, rather than a mileage schedule.
4. If you are truly worried about this, DEFINITELY get a second opinion from a real shop or a Toyota dealer - no gas stations or quickie lube places.
#1135 of 1560 Re: toyota engine flaw [sean3]
Aug 04, 2004 (7:23 am)
Type engine sludge in the search box to your left and you will get 5 discussions on the issue. The are archived, but contain helpful information.
#1136 of 1560 1991 Celica GT-S.........
Aug 18, 2004 (6:25 pm)
has been a great car even though it listed for $23,768 in 1991. Very expensive for its time. It has an exceptional 10 speaker CD, cassette, Am/FM stereo which has just gone on the blink today. I cant figure out if the problem is with the head unit or power amp. The left channel cuts out when on AM/FM mode, sometimes completely, sometimes partially. All of the left channel speakers are affected. The CD unit has not worked for quite some time now. The problem is that the power amp is actually three separate amps. One goes to the front speakers, one to the rear speakers and one to the two woofers, so if its the problem how do I get a identical replacement without paying Toyota prices. Anyone have any experience/ideas.
Aug 19, 2004 (8:27 am)
I would go back there and just check all the connections first, especially if it is intermittently working properly.
Just a thought.
#1138 of 1560 Celica Cracking Spark Plugs
Aug 19, 2004 (8:39 am)
I have a 91 automatic convertible celica with 193,000 miles. Replaced the distributor, cap, wires and plugs due to a "bucking" problem. Since then have cracked the same #1 plug 4 times. Each time the plug lasted about one week. the Toyota techs say they have never heard of this problem and can't figure out what it could be. Any ideas would be appreciated.
#1139 of 1560 that sounds truly odd
Aug 20, 2004 (9:20 pm)
when you say "cracked the spark plug" what exactly is it that cracked? The resistor on top where you attach the plug wire boot? The electrode on the end of the plug?
Also did the bucking problem go away with this fix? And lastly, are you sure that the plugs you are using are the proper heat range for your car?
#1140 of 1560 Re: that sounds truly odd [nippononly]
Aug 25, 2004 (6:05 am)
The electrode on the end is cracked with no sign of oil or other liquid or burn marks.
The bucking problem disappeared with new plugs, except at about 45-50 mph where it has always bucked. This bucking AT 50 MPH did not disappear with the new distributor either.
I have only had the Toyota Techs work on the car so I assume that the plugs are the correct heat range. Any ideas? Thanks.
Aug 25, 2004 (9:04 pm)
the 86-89s and the 90-93s had an air hose for the inlet of the FI that would crack over time, and would then cause the car to buck and hesitate badly on hard acceleration. This was because the movement of the car as it leaned back would narrow and widen the cracks in the hose as you moved (it would get worse the faster the car travelled) which would play havoc with the engine management which would be alternately flooded with oxygen momentarily and then returned to normal. The consequent adjustments it would make to the air/fuel mix would cause the car to buck a lot. Check it out - pull it off and see if it is cracked (stretch it out a little like an accordion).
As for the plug electrode constantly cracking - that is weird - I am as stumped as the Toyota techs.
#1142 of 1560 Re: both [nippononly]
Aug 26, 2004 (5:23 am)
Somebody suggested that the piston is getting too close to the spark plug causing the top of the piston and the discharge from the plug to get too close creating a potential "backlash" into the plug which would exceed the capacity of the plug. Does that make any sense to check out the piston, and if so, how do they do that?
Aug 26, 2004 (10:21 pm)
of anything remotely like that before, and it seems pretty far-fetched.