What Kind of Sludge?
It its running fine?
Its the "check Engine" light on?
What are the symptoms?[/Quote:7e3a1964eb]
OH! Sorry. Its oil sludge, it runs great and the check engine light is not on nor has ever came on. Went for an oil change and this was discovered. The only symptom I've noticed is a puff of white smoke when first started in the morning. They had me come look and there is definitley oil sludge in there.
Well the oil sludge its caused for an engine malfunction, poor maintenance, to much "stress" (freeway stop and go) contaminants on your engine.
A good flush and change to a synthetic oil could help to minimize the sludge without doing something major to the engine.
Its fairly new!
Did your warranty expire?
Did you have a good maintenance record?
If so talk to an a customer service rep at toyota. There should be something they can do to fix your problem. 3000 thats way to much money!
Yes 2003 and still looks new. Yes warranty is expired. No didnt keep records, Wife just took it wherever when oil needed changed. Toyota service manager is telling me I have 2 options A) replace engine at $7500 or B) do a "spa"? Where they bascically take engine apart run it through a "vatt"? And replace valve stem covers for the low, low price of $3000. Would I be better off taking it somewhere else? I dont have that kind of money! Thanks for what you have given me for far.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 AT 4:39 PM