Why do Toyota engines consume oil ? And how to prevent it?

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  1. Georgina Rudkus

    Georgina Rudkus Senior Member

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    easy, don't buy a toyota
     
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    Worst. But a Fiat Chrysler or a 3-4 cylinder Ford Eco-Boost with an internal oil bathed rubber timing belt.
     
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    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    Weird thing is, I’ve got zero consumption at 90k kms. All our previous Hondas has minor consumption; I thought that was the norm.

    Per the video, I am following the Toyota Canada 3rd gen spec for oil change: 6 mo or 8k kms (5k miles). And it’s always months these days...

    For 4th gen they’re in lockstep with Toyota USA.
     
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    If a car used absolutely no oil, I'd be concerned.

    We've had a number of TOYOTAs - no oil use - might drop a little on the dipstick between changes - but never had to add oil.

    Unlike some other cars we had - MITSUBISHI (had 3) was the worst, VW (2) not much better.
     
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    I've always changed my oil more often than called for. I've never had an oil burner.

    Edit to add that I'll be changing my wife's Prius Monday, most likely. Her Maintenance Required message just started blinking. She has now had the car for almost 5,000 miles.
     
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    I just remembered another car which burned oil - VOLVO 244. But then, I bought it 20 years old with 350,000kms.
     
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    Our 2 Tesla's burned very little oil

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    Sometimes, the whole car burns.:eek:
     
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    Couldn't find a reference to "our" 2ZR engines. Did I miss it?
     
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    yep sometimes .... unlike safe, renewable, non-toxix, gasoline burners.

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