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With oil change overdue, oil and check engine lights came on, OBD-II Code 1354.

(2000 Toyota Avalon)
in Tucson, AZ on May 26, 2014
Scanner diagnostic is Variable Valve Timing System Fault. Any idea whether I need to take it in or just start with an oil change?
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on May 26, 2014
Agree with #1, Wix is also a good filter, and use synthetic or semi-synthetic oil. Also you should clean the two VVT (variable valve timing) filters which are likely causing the engine code.
on May 26, 2014
Thank you.
on May 26, 2014
Agree with both.... also keep oil changed at proper intervals to prevent more problems!
on May 26, 2014
Thank you too.
on May 26, 2014
How low was the oil level ? Recommend using a Toyota oil filter and Good brand oil(proper weight) Have code cleared and see what happens?
on May 26, 2014
Not too low. That's what I am hoping for, so I'll try it before I take it in. Thank you.
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