Ok, I explored the link you included in your last email. Didn't get anything there that was relavent enough to our car problems.
So, took it to Toyota mechanic, local shop. He has been working on it for 2 days. He has eliminated the small/simple things: fuel pressure, filter.
He can't get a reading on his scanner for codes. He even brought another scanner of a friend mechanic and still, seems to be our car, can't get a reading on any codes.
He says there is some fuel in the oil. It is definitely running way rich. Wants to try changing the
oxygen sensor (possibly)
could be a stuck open injector on the back bank
it is running rich on bank 2 (whatever that means)
He is quite puzzled. He has driven it and can't get it to smoke very much. Like I indicated, it is sporatic but has been much more regular lately to the point of not being drivable. We don't want a ticket. We're not paranoid type, this is seriously a problem.
OK, your turn. The mechanic is running some 'cold' tests this morning and will be calling me. Would like to hear what you think.
Thank you, Jean
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 AT 9:00 AM