One reason behind Toyota's oil burning problem.
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Why Toyotas Burn So Much Oil and What You Can Do About It

Here’s a great discussion on exactly the reasons why modern Toyotas are so prone to becoming oil burning vehicles in spite of hearing numerous stories of 200,000+ mile Toyotas on the road. Is there a disconnect between these two facts? Find out the reasons why this happens before you decide to buy that used Toyota.

What’s In This Must-Watch Video

Toyotas are great cars---there is no denying that. However, it is not without its faults and neither are some of its owners.

That is the message in this important video that you need to understand why Toyota vehicles burn so much oil and what this means to someone shopping for a used Toyota just because someone recommended it as a preferred used car buy.

Discover in the Video:

• What oil consumption stage your Camry or other Toyota model is in and what it means.

• Why Toyota engines burn so much oil and which engines are worse than others.

• Why you should not switch oil types to fix an oil burning problem.

• The caveats to using oil system cleaners for helping your engine burn less oil.

• Why you cannot compare the worth of two of the same models when one looks neglected with road salt rust damage and the other is immaculate.

• What the manufacturers fine print has to say that most new owners miss.

• How you can tell that a used Toyota is really irreparable and why.

• How two identical Camry models compared side by side with one driven 92,000 hard miles and the other only 49,000 easy miles within the same time frame.

That said, sit back and relax for what is guaranteed to be an enjoyable and informative learning experience that can save you money and help you select a used Toyota.

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

And finally…

For more used car articles related to the topic, be sure to check out the following linked articles “The Sealed Automatic Transmission Flush Deception Revealed by a Mechanic; and, “How to Inspect The Transmission Fluid on a Used Prius.

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Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive 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 automotive-related news.

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I’ve been driving Toyotas for over 30 years (usually 2 vehicles at a time) and have never had one that used or burned oil.
Yep, no surprise with that. Which is what the mechanic was making a good point about---take good care of your car with regular oil changes every 4,000 miles and those old engines will go past 200,000 miles. Fail to do so, and problems develop. Thanks for the input---much appreciated.