Excess Engine Oil Consumption on Toyota Camry

Sludge can build up in the engine because Toyota did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.

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Average mileage: 78,279 (61,559–95,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6
4 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
7 people reported this problem
2 people shared problem details
1999 Toyota Camry- 3.0L V695,000
still uses lot of oilmore than should
2001 Toyota Camry- 2.2L 4 Cylinder61,559
engine sludge & smoking
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