CAR BURNS OIL

2000 Toyota Camry

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jazzgengo

December, 23, 2013 AT 3:06 PM

My car is extremely well maintained however still burns oil.I use only the best synthetic Oil. Over the period of regular oil changes it uses(BURNS ) aprox 1 qt of oil. Otherwise this car is in excellent mechanical shape.I'm trying to avoid a costly repair. Could I live with this problem or should I fix the problem? I realize their are probably many causes for this problem what should I do?

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saturntech9

December, 23, 2013 AT 4:12 PM

How many miles do drive between oil changes?Also you will burn more synthetic oil over conventional because its thinner.

Tiny

jazzgengo

December, 23, 2013 AT 5:41 PM

I get about 7,000 miles between oil changes and the car burns a little less than a quart. Does this suggest a major repair now or down the line?

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freemba

December, 23, 2013 AT 7:20 PM

Check your owner's manual in the "oil change" section. Often they give info about the "acceptable" amount of oil consumption between oil changes.

From page 291 of the 2007 Camrys' owners manual: "Maximum exceptable oil consumtion is 1.1 quart per 600 miles
(That's crazy!)

Tiny

saturntech9

December, 23, 2013 AT 8:09 PM

Thats not excessive oil consumption at all I wouldchange the oil a little sooner but other then that sounds great.

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