1999 Other Toyota Models Oil

Tiny
JUANGAMEC
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  • 1999 TOYOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
It is normal to a car (Solara 99, 160,000 miles) to lose 1 quart of oil between oil changes? Is that a signal of an engine problem? Thanks for your help.
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Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 AT 7:02 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

That is a bit excessive, what weight oil do you use? Dose it puff a bit of smoke on start up? Any external leaks?

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 AT 7:05 PM
Tiny
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I actually don't have the car, I'm looking to buy a car and I contacted the owner and he told me that the only problem he knows about the car is the missing quart between changes so I want to know if that is a major damage in the engine before getting into the car. Thanks
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Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

If you can ask the owner the same questions as I posted I will be a bit to give you a more accurate answer, Oil consumption can be caused by many different reasons, but if not from external leaks, you will be looking at a fair repair bill depending on what is the problem.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 AT 7:40 PM

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