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2001 Toyota Corolla

Tiny

Acmectec2001

April, 24, 2013 AT 2:50 PM

I have a chance to buy a 2001 Corolla for $2000. It runs good, the body and interior is good but it has 196000 miles on it. He says it uses 1/2 quart of oil between fill ups after highway driving. It doesn't smoke or leak. I know this was a problem with Corollas. I've heard it occurred at lower miles in a lot of cars. Is this fixable without major repair and is there mileage left in this car for $2000?

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5 Answers

Tiny

mhpautos

April, 24, 2013 AT 3:06 PM

Oil loss will be due to faulty rings and proberbly a broken oil control ring with is not that uncommon in these cars, there is no quick fix, it will require a major re build to fix.

Tiny

Acmectec2001

April, 24, 2013 AT 3:10 PM

Will the engine continue to run okay without fixing it?

Tiny

mhpautos

April, 24, 2013 AT 3:59 PM

It will only get worse over time, it will start to ash up spark plugs and this will affect the engine performance, as I said there is no quick fix for this, there is no way off telling how long before more serious issues arise with this problem.

Tiny

Chris VC

April, 29, 2013 AT 8:41 PM

Hi mhpautos,

Will you please answer my question here?

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/spark-plug-tube-seals

Thanks

Tiny

mhpautos

April, 30, 2013 AT 2:29 AM

I will have a look.

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