Have a compression test performed to test piston rings. If rings are bad, then engine is on the way out.
But could also be the valve stem seals.
You can fix trans, or get a used one and install, it will be cheaper than a rebuild or new one.
Industry standard is 1 quart every 1,000 miles, above that, you need engine repair.
Why 5-20 oil? Toyota usually reccommends 5-30.
Saturday, January 30th, 2010 AT 8:08 AM