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#1430 of 1544 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [ann961]
Jan 24, 2007 (7:00 am)
I too have this same Oil Consumption issue with my daughter's 2000 Toyota Celica GT. I purchased (Private Sale) the vehicle in May 2006 after the mechanic indicated he did not see any major problems. The oil was changed about three weeks after the purchase and six weeks later the check engine light was on due to oil level (required 4 qts of oil). The mechanic verified the oil was burning through the exhaust and the Toyota Dealer ruled out all minor issues that could be causing this. The Dealer indicated the engine would need to be rebuilt / replaced. I find it hard to believe that there is no law to protect you from this type of issue from a private sale since you are unable to know this problem exist until after the 30 day lemon law has expired if your mileage is low for the month; I am sure the prior owner was well aware of this problem but chose not to disclose it. It does not appear that I have any recourse at this point in time due to purchasing the vehicle "As Is".
Jan 25, 2007 (3:48 pm)
If oil is seeping past the pistons, there should be black smoke coming out the exhaust. I do not understand: With this problem, why is there no indication of the problem except for the missing oil? Your story indicates that 2/3 of a quart every week is burning off. That is significant, especially for an engine with such tight tolerances as a Toyota engine. Yet there is no smell nor smoke coming from the car?
Should we all be worried? I see Teejay & Ann joined the town Hall in Oct/Nov, both with the oil burning, and now Bill is a new member with the same problem. Will we see our Celica engines start dropping like flies soon?????
#1432 of 1544 Re: Mystery oil? [guitarzan]
Jan 25, 2007 (5:44 pm)
You can see a difference in the color of the exhaust but it is not black as you indicated - The mechanic noticed it immediately. The oil level remains full for the 1st 4 weeks and then suddenly drops off the next 2 weeks at which point it requires 4 qts.
2000 Toyota Celica GT for sale - Excellent Condition!!
#1433 of 1544 Bummer you're selling :(
Jan 26, 2007 (3:42 pm)
Oop - thank you. Oil = bluish exhaust. Black may result from a rich mixture or poor combustion. My bad.
Is there any indication of sludge building up in the oil?
#1434 of 1544 Re: Bummer you're selling :( [guitarzan]
Jan 27, 2007 (12:08 pm)
My daughter wants a Honda Civic EX which she had (friend totaled it) prior to the purchase of this Celica.
I wish I had noticed that bluish exhaust prior to the sale - Surprised the mechanic who checked the vehicle out did not notice it. Not sure about Sludge build up in the oil. How would you know - What would cause it - What is done to correct it?
Jan 27, 2007 (4:08 pm)
Some of the Toyota engines had sludge buildup. Those engines were NOT in the Celica. I just asked because you said the oil seems to be normal for a while, then goes down. I was trying to figure out what happens as time goes on after an oil change in the car.
#1436 of 1544 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [bill8557]
Feb 01, 2007 (8:58 pm)
Oil consumption issues are known among certain '00-'01 Model Year Celica GTs (not the GT-S). The pistons rings and bore finish were updated on the late '02 MY and newer. This is also an issue for Corollas of those MY's.
I suggest you try using Castrol 5W30 High Mileage Oil (or high mileage oil of your choice) & see if it cuts your consumption (worked like a charm on my daughter's '01 GT).
Also, check out the fine folks at http://www.newcelica.org for other assistance and hints for your Celica.
#1437 of 1544 Re: oil problem... [guitarzan]
Feb 02, 2007 (3:00 pm)
That does seem strange how the Oil Level seems to remain stable for the first 4 weeks and then drop out of sight the next 2 weeks.
#1438 of 1544 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [2way]
Feb 02, 2007 (3:14 pm)
Thanks for the suggestion - I will try the High Mileage Oil and see what happens - I have been using Valvoline 5W30.
I checked out the newcelica.org forum and read all of the Celica Oil Consumption messages including yours. I will register at some point in the near future to further discuss this Oil Consumption issue and request feedback on what folks think of the Toyota Highlander.
#1439 of 1544 High Starting RPM
Feb 27, 2007 (10:38 am)
hi I am new here. I haven't have a chance to read through all these posts. So, i am not sure if someone has asked the same thing before.
but anyway, I have a 2001 GT, auto. every morning when I start the car, the rpm goes up to about 2000 and drops down to about 1000/800 in 8-10 minutes (it has been like this in the last 6 yrs). Does this happen to anyone by any chance? Does this mean that there is a problem with my car.
also, if i park the car in cold weather (below 30F) for more than 2 hrs, the starting rpm is normally high, too.
thanks much for any help.