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Toyota Corolla, Toyota, Sedan
Jan 27, 2012 (7:38 pm)
I posted earlier but my post disappeared. After 14 years of good service the car started to burn oil. The dealer said that there must be sludge clogging the engine. I am now looking to buy another car.
1)I am wondering if the problem of small piston or piston rings or the holes behind the piston being small etc. etc. have been resolved by Toyota?
2) Do i have the IZZ FE engine in my 1998 corolla?
3) Has any one heard about 2011 or 2010 corollas engine?
thanks for help.
Jan 27, 2012 (8:13 pm)
I am correcting question no. 3 and adding question no. 4 to my above post:
3) Has any one heard about 2011 or 2010 corollas engine failing due to burning oil or sludge?
4) What other problems the 2009-2011 Corollas have?
#14 of 18 Re: 1998 Corolla [parthanon1]
Jan 28, 2012 (4:39 am)
4) like any new vehicle there are some TSB's of items to keep an eye on, but no failings or major problems that I know of; I have a 2009 and I just love it.
#15 of 18 Re: 1998-2003's excessive oil use [matrixcorolla]
Sep 12, 2013 (3:50 am)
My 2000 used a quart every 500 miles. Drove me crazy! It never smoked, but it seemed every time I checked it, it was a quart low. I've owned a number of Toyotas and have never had another one use any oil at all. I just got rid of that 2000 and moved on.
#16 of 18 Re: 1998-2003's excessive oil use [bearlaketom]
Sep 12, 2013 (3:55 am)
my 1999 never used any. Sold it at 125k miles or so, great car, but needed bigger.
#17 of 18 Re: 1998 Corolla [parthanon1]
Sep 12, 2013 (3:58 am)
I have an '08 corolla. doesn't use any oil. My daughter has a 2010 Corolla without any issues at all. Great car. My old 2000 went though a quart every 500 miles.
#18 of 18 Re: 1998-2003's excessive oil use [mcdawgg]
Sep 12, 2013 (4:13 am)
you were lucky. I had a 2000 corolla and changed my oil religiously at 3000 miles and it started using a quart every 500 miles at about 60,000 miles. It drove me crazy! I kept it anyway until it had 125K, and just lived with it. Have an '08 now and it's a great car.