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#1370 of 1560 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [cjray]
Apr 05, 2006 (8:32 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 1560 Magical Oil Loss
Apr 05, 2006 (1:56 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 1560 Re: Magical Oil Loss [guitarzan]
Apr 06, 2006 (8:59 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 1560 Re: Magical Oil Loss [rorr]
Apr 06, 2006 (9:24 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 1560 Re: Magical Oil Loss [ahiggs01]
Apr 06, 2006 (10:24 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 1560 Re: Magical Oil Loss [rorr]
Apr 08, 2006 (3:55 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!
#1376 of 1560 Intermittent Speedometer
Apr 23, 2006 (8:38 pm)
My 01 GTS once a while would momentarily lose the speedometer, at the same time, the manual sport shifting mode would stop working. Usually it would return to normal within 1 to 5 minutes.
Anybody had the same problem and know how to fix it?
#1377 of 1560 something seriously wrong
May 01, 2006 (3:29 pm)
i have a 1990 celica gts manual 5spd...it has over 170000 miles on it....me an my dad have done everything we can think of and dont know what is wrong with it...lately it has been hard to start really it wont start unless we pop the clutch...then after it has time to get warmed up a bit it starts like missing but like 10x worse and it doesnt not went to go over 1 1/2 grand or 1500 rpms and it is bogging down real low and doesnt accelerate for shit....it doesnt want to do nothing and eventually the rpms drop below the idle speed and stalls....we cant think of anything that would make it act like this....need help bad it has a serious problem that needs to get fixed...does any1 have a 90 celica gts that has experienced this same problem or known any1 that has..............thanks if you help me out
#1378 of 1560 Re: wulves [nippononly]
May 13, 2006 (8:57 pm)
Thank You I agree ,and the Toy is sitting in the drive in the same state.I have repeately gone over and over that engine,I even put the old plugs back in thinking ,maybe the Champion plugs were for another model.Here is what I did ,Toy running before tune up ,but reall bad ,so I saw the cap sparking ,and went a bought the cap ,which has the plug wires attached,a rotor ,and plugs ,organized some runaway wires sitting on the engine and then ,well here we are .It cranks,it runs as long as I give it gas,if I take my foot off the petal it stalls out within seconds.So I am thinking ,clogged filter ,fuel pump?,I dislodged a wire while organizing them ,crossed plug wires ,but checked that out with every combo I could change them too.So where do I go from here ,a garage ? could it be a sensor ( emmission )?
HELP !!!! Thanks Jimmy ,can you email your thoughts on this to wulvesaol.com Thank You Jimmy
#1379 of 1560 need help with a paseo
May 21, 2006 (3:53 pm)
hi guys can anyone out there tell me where i can find information on a 92 toyota paseo. i typed it into the search here on edmunds and it came up with nothing. any help would be appreciated. i have a rad problem and need help. thanks