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Lexus GS300 Sludge Buildup on Engine Due to Infrequent Oil Changes

Lexus GS300 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Engine Affected: 3.0L V6


Sludge can build up in the engine because Lexus 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, , 3.0L V6

    3,000 - 4,000 miles After an oil change, the low engine oil light turns on. Now it's as if I have a leak. Need to take the car in for inspection.

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