Last post on Dec 09, 2011 at 4:44 PM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
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#30 of 33 Re: 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla [pat]
Nov 29, 2011 (11:26 am)
Do NOT buy a 1998 -2003 Toyota. Small pistons - big oil burner after 30,000 miles. I am going to Honda.
#31 of 33 Re: 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla [matrixcorolla]
Nov 29, 2011 (3:23 pm)
Hmm. I had a 1999 that I had until 130,000 miles - NO issues with oil consumption. It used same amount of oil at 130,000 miles as when it was new. I used Castrol GTX 5W-30 dino oil, changed at 4,000 miles or 6 months. Awesome car, never replaced anything except VERY routine maintenance. Original rear brakes when I sold it, put on new front pads and turned rotors around 70,000 miles. I just changed all the fluids a little sooner than the factory advised (and I changed brake fluid because it had ABS).
#32 of 33 Re: 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla [matrixcorolla]
Dec 09, 2011 (1:44 pm)
It wasn't because the pistons were too small.
The drainback holes behind and below the oil rings were too few and too small.
Under the right conditions they could clog with coked oil.
#33 of 33 Re: 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla [circuitsmith]
Dec 09, 2011 (4:44 pm)
Which is why I had ZERO issues with my '99. I changed my oil frequently, NEVER went over 5,000 miles or 6 months, so mine did not use oil.
So I will say that the car did not have enough tolerance for neglect.