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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
#1366 of 1544 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [cjray]
Mar 08, 2006 (6:39 pm)
Wow!! I am dealing with the exact same issue. I have a 2000 Celica GT and it is burning 4 Qts of oil in about 700 miles. I have the Service Manager involved at the dealership and he is floored. They can't figure out what the problem is without taking the engine apart. I'm not leaking oil, not smoking nor is the engine knocking. He believe's it might be something with the piston rod's. He even mentioned contacting Toyota to see if they would actually help with the repairs. Has anyone found any further information on the problem? I am thinking about selling, but if this is occuring with more Celica's ... I'm thinking a recall is in order!
#1367 of 1544 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [ahiggs01]
Mar 09, 2006 (12:31 pm)
"I have a 2000 Celica GT and it is burning 4 Qts of oil in about 700 miles. I have the Service Manager involved at the dealership and he is floored. They can't figure out what the problem is without taking the engine apart. I'm not leaking oil, not smoking nor is the engine knocking."
Out of curiousity, how long has it been doing this? I still can't figure out how it could consume a GALLON of oil without leaking or smoking?
The oil has to go SOMEWHERE.
#1368 of 1544 84 celica starts ,won't idle
Mar 12, 2006 (11:09 am)
since I did a tune up on this vehicle It won't idle,I figured a vacuum hose ,or fuel filter.I can't locate any fuel line or filter ,or carburator,but I guess it dosen't have one,I am not a auto savvy person but do know enough to just get by,can someone help ??
Apr 03, 2006 (5:35 pm)
If it's an '84, it has EFI, so there's no carburetor. The fuel filter is not under the hood, it is in the fuel line back near the tank, and it is a MAJOR pain in the butt to change. Toyota does not specify replacing it on a regular basis, but only if it becomes clogged.
HOWEVER, if you are not auto-savvy and you did your own tune-up, I am guessing there is a HIGH likelihood that something you did has caused the problem! Do you mean that it was idling fine before you did anything? In that case, definitely.
Back-track and review the things you did, make sure you put things back together properly, etc. Share with us exactly what your tune-up consisted of.
Edit...I see that your post was some time ago, so perhaps you are no longer checking here...I hope you got your car running properly though!
#1370 of 1544 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [cjray]
Apr 05, 2006 (9:32 am)
I admit I don't know as much about my vechile as I should. I usually let the shops deal with it. However in the past year my 2000 Toyota Celica GT has been in the shop 3 times. I also have the problem of missing oil. I once when on a 400 mile trip. When I got back (total 800+ miles) I had absolutely no oil. My car doesn't smoke or have an apparent oil leak. The oil light doesn't even come on. I only knew to check the oil, because when I had me brakes replaced the guy said that I may have an oil leak, yet he couldn't find any oil in the under carriage or anything. He asked if I have some on my driveway. I of course said no. I have a concrete drive that I would have noticed a big glob of oil. So I don't know what;s wrong. As of yesterday my car is not moving. I made some sort of ripping sound like the tire had blown out(but it didn't) I sounded like it was coming from the brakes, but then the check engine light came on. Any suggestions as to what happened.
#1371 of 1544 Magical Oil Loss
Apr 05, 2006 (2:56 pm)
How do you know there is no oil?
It is highly suspect that the oil is empty, but the oil light has not come on, AND your engine has not seized yet, AND there is no trace of a leak, AND it is not blowing smoke. All of these add up to = impossible.
How about this: Is the dipstick too short?
#1372 of 1544 Re: Magical Oil Loss [guitarzan]
Apr 06, 2006 (9:59 am)
I'm confused about something.
We've had at least 3 individuals, ALL with '00 model Celica GT's, come into this forum complaining about WILDLY excessive oil consumption (4 quarts in just a few hundred miles for one individual if memory serves), and yet NONE of these folks note ANY smoke or oil leaks?
And then, after 1 or 2 posts, they always disappear, never to return to let anyone know what the problem was? Never any explanation about how the oil can just "dematerialize" out of their engine?
"...the oil light has not come on, AND your engine has not seized yet, AND there is no trace of a leak, AND it is not blowing smoke. All of these add up to = impossible."
#1373 of 1544 Re: Magical Oil Loss [rorr]
Apr 06, 2006 (10:24 am)
It's not impossible. I was about to trade-in the old Celica .... when I thought I would give it one more try to figure out what is going on. The Service Manager decided to contact the Toyota home office, they agreed to replace the short block with no charge. They could not tell me what the problem was, because Toyota instructed the Service Center to replace the short block and send back the old one. I am not losing oil any longer and it runs great. I will forever own a Toyota. They do stand behind their products and service!
#1374 of 1544 Re: Magical Oil Loss [ahiggs01]
Apr 06, 2006 (11:24 am)
Hey! One of those folks with the excessive oil consumption is back!
I'm glad that Toyota fixed the issue; but I'm still curious about how an engine can consume a gallon of oil in 700 miles WITHOUT smoking or leaking?
Logically, the oil has to go SOMEWHERE. If it isn't all over the ground (leaking), or out the tailpipe (smoking), the oil MUST still be somewhere in the engine. Right? The only question is where.
#1375 of 1544 Re: Magical Oil Loss [rorr]
Apr 08, 2006 (4:55 am)
AHA! Toyota has discovered a used motor oil dissipation process, which leaves NO TRACE of any pollutants whatsoever. They're hiding the engines that did it, and will soon build a tall, tall factory, and make BILLIONS of dollars with their new "Instant Waste Removal System", or IWRS.
Sorry I couldn't resist!