Oil is leaking in five different places in the engine. Mechanics don't know where and want to wait until the pistons blow to make repairs so they can find the leaks. I'd rather get it fixed now. Should I rebuild or buy a new engine?
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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Question: 2007 camry hybrid-How much does it cost to rebuild vs. buy a new engine?
Answer #1brianbarranco March 04, 2012, 16:04Rookie
if they don't know where its coming from find a new mechanic lol. they sound shady brother. check top of motor head gaskets are notorious for leaking. newer car so unless u really over heated it shouldn't be that. 5 leaks?? if they cant see it how do they know that. think they are scamming u bro! oil pan would be my guess small car could of ran over something or just might be loose oil drain plug. or loose clamp. might only cost $20 -200 bucks lot better then having some hacks rebuild motor. be care full who you take it to. look up company that is better business bureau approved good luck amigo
ffforeigns March 04, 2012, 19:08Rookie
If this car has had regular oil changes you shouldn't need to rebuild or replace the engine. If there really are multiple oil leaks I would be looking for the cause. Could be a plugged ventilation system (PCV system) allowing pressure to build up inside and forcing oil out. Find and fix the cause, then check for any persistent oil leaks and fix them.
Replysofine1, January 26, 2013, 18:15Rookie
Change oil every 3K and your car/truck will run forever! Thant's what my day taught me and I have been excellent on oil changes. I have have been a dedicated Toyota owner for years for my personal vehicles and I buy american made trucks for my business. I have a 2007 Camry Hybrid that has just over 100K miles and for he last 10K it's been going thru oil, a lot of oil, at least 1-2 quarts between oil changes. Of course I didn't realize it was a problem till it hit 100K miles and past the 100K warranty mark.
After researching online, it appears that Toyota has a major problem with this issue, especially 2007 engines, going thru oil, not necessarily burning or dripping oil.
It's frustrating, especially since I've been so loyal to Toyota and they only options are rebuild or new car!
Buy stock in oil company if you own a 2007 Camry