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.
Excess Engine Oil Consumption on Toyota Camry
Average mileage: 112,139 (61,559–187,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6
9 people reported this problem
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2001 Toyota Camry - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 61,559 mi, Visitor
engine sludge & smoking
2000 Toyota Camry - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 187,000 mi, Visitor
The Light indicator gives out false lights being out
2001 Toyota Camry - 3.0L V6 105,000 mi, Visitor
on a 2000mi trip burned 1 qt. return trip 4 qts sometimes lots of blue smoke when starting last week 700 mi trip 4 qts my rear valve cover leaks with burning smell.problem not yet repaired will change rear valve cover gasket and look for carbon build up like found in front cover even if oil changes were done regularly. burning and leaking oil started after change to synthetic oil. EGR malfunction light has been on for over 50000 miles runs well but excessive fuel consumption in town, hyway driving is ok
1999 Toyota Camry - 3.0L V6 95,000 mi, Visitor
still uses lot of oilmore than should