Report: Sludge Buildup on Engine Due to Infrequent Oil Changes
Toyota Sienna Problem
Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6
Average Mileage: 111,000 mi (50,000 mi - 172,000 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.
Visitor, 2006 Toyota Sienna, 3.3L V6, 50,000 mi
toyota dealer want me to do every 5000 miles ,is that ok or no