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Toyota Camry Sludge Buildup on Engine Due to Infrequent Oil Changes

Toyota Camry Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6

Average Mileage: 78,279 mi (61,559 mi - 95,000 mi)


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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