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Why This Toyota Camry is Burning Oil Diagnosis

Learn how to diagnose one of the reasons why your Toyota might be burning so much oil lately. And, whether the problem is worth fixing or you are better off condemning the vehicle to the junkyard.

Toyota Oil Burning Issue

It’s a common problem many car owners face---they have a dependable car for the past 100,000 miles or so and one day begin to notice that it is going through a lot more oil than usual--- say for example, 2-3 quarts every 1,000 miles---and perhaps has even developed an oil burning smell…or not.

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The car owner knows that burning or leaking an excessive amount of oil is a serious problem and that perhaps their trusty vehicle is ready to be put out to pasture. “But wait! Perhaps all is not so lost, and repair is possible to squeeze another 50,000 miles or so out of the old girl,” the optimistic owner ponders. This kind of thinking is understandable, but it is also the beginning of a slippery slope of car repair where a car owner could fall into a money pit of despair.

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To help car owners faced with an oil burning problem on a high mileage car, here is a recent Car Care Nut example of how to go about addressing this problem. In today’s article The Car Care Nut takes viewers on a tour of an actual diagnosis to determine why this Toyota Camry is burning oil like there’s no tomorrow.

The significance of this video to viewers is that it demonstrates how you can DIY some level of diagnosing of a Toyota whether it's to figure out the health of your car…or, even how to add this learning video to your used car checklist before buying a car to determine the true value of a used car.

Customer States Car Burns Oil. Let's find out why and if this car is worth fixing!

And finally…

For more about car maintenance that is essential need-to-know info, take a look at these two selected articles: “Consumer Reports Reveals How to Find Hidden Problems in a Used Car Before Buying It” and “An Important Used Car Hidden Damage Warning for Used Car Shoppers.”

COMING UP NEXT: Consumer Reports New Car Winners and Losers for This Important Safety Feature

Timothy Boyer is Torque News Tesla and EV reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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markwilliam (not verified)    January 21, 2022 - 12:17AM

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