Toyota Engine Problems
Truckin

United States

#23 Apr 6, 2008
A-may-zing how everyone with problems is from Indy.
Bart

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Apr 6, 2008
What is amazing is that Toyota has more issues than what I thought they had.
Truckin

United States

#25 Apr 6, 2008
I think Indy has issues, most of the manufacturing employment is drying up. Tough times up there or what? Even the Brickyard looks like a dump.
Greg

Indianapolis, IN

#26 Apr 6, 2008
My 2001 Toyota Highlander burns excessive oil (1 quart per 1,000 miles. There's been insufficient checking of the engine to find the problem. Warranty is over in about 2,000 miles. These v6 engines are known to have a sludge problem that will seize up the engine but with no oil change paperwork from me they say Toyota will not fix the problem.

Replacement engine will cost $5-$6 thousand dollars even if it is a defect from Toyota as many other owners have found out the hard way.
Truckin

United States

#27 Apr 6, 2008
My Chevy Silverado suffers from excessive piston slap and consumes oil at 1qt per 500 miles. Chevy tells me this is normal.
Bush

Plymouth, MI

#28 Apr 7, 2008
Greg wrote:
My 2001 Toyota Highlander burns excessive oil (1 quart per 1,000 miles. There's been insufficient checking of the engine to find the problem. Warranty is over in about 2,000 miles. These v6 engines are known to have a sludge problem that will seize up the engine but with no oil change paperwork from me they say Toyota will not fix the problem.
Replacement engine will cost $5-$6 thousand dollars even if it is a defect from Toyota as many other owners have found out the hard way.
Looks like you will find out the hard way.
Rich Tow Service

Lapel, IN

#29 Apr 8, 2008
That's why ole Rich likes it when you buy them foreigners. I just luv to make money.
Barker

Lapel, IN

#30 Apr 8, 2008
They should have used that Castrol GTX with sludge protection.
Johnson

Indianapolis, IN

#31 Apr 9, 2008
Barker wrote:
They should have used that Castrol GTX with sludge protection.
I believe Toyota cars come from the factory with Castrol oil in there engines to help fight the sludge problem.
Truckin

Kernersville, NC

#32 Apr 9, 2008
Looks like someone in Indy is having a converstation with themselves. I saw two Chevy pickups dead on the side of I-40 yesterday, one looked like it suffered an axle failure and the trailer it was towing hit the guardrail, the other had telltale signs of an overheating problem likely caused by poor gearing and transmission ratio.

70plyRR

Since: Aug 07

Trumbull CT

#33 Apr 9, 2008
Truckin wrote:
Looks like someone in Indy is having a converstation with themselves. I saw two Chevy pickups dead on the side of I-40 yesterday, one looked like it suffered an axle failure and the trailer it was towing hit the guardrail, the other had telltale signs of an overheating problem likely caused by poor gearing and transmission ratio.
I saw a Toyota tundra today.
Tim

United States

#34 Apr 9, 2008
Barker wrote:
They should have used that Castrol GTX with sludge protection.
Now thats funny. I don't care who you are.(:
Truckin

United States

#35 Apr 9, 2008
70plyRR wrote:
<quoted text>I saw a Toyota tundra today.
Might be mine someday, I haven't driven it much since I got the Mazdaspeed. I'll be de-winterizing the boat this weekend so it'll get put to use soon.
Johnson

Plymouth, MI

#36 Apr 10, 2008
Truckin wrote:
<quoted text>
Might be mine someday, I haven't driven it much since I got the Mazdaspeed. I'll be de-winterizing the boat this weekend so it'll get put to use soon.
Make sure you put Castrol GTX oil in it to combat the sludge.
Johnson

United States

#37 Apr 10, 2008
Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>
Make sure you put Castrol GTX oil in it to combat the sludge.
The commercial said it stops sludge up to 57% more than other oils. I don't think that is enough to help Toyotas problem with there sludge engines.

70plyRR

Since: Aug 07

Trumbull CT

#38 Apr 10, 2008
The toyota sludge-a-thon
lol
Truckin

Kernersville, NC

#39 Apr 11, 2008
I guess Chrysler may want to use GTX in there 2.7L, 3.7L, and 4.7L engines as well. Those are sludgers.

GM is okay since they have enough clearance in their engines to overcome the sludge, thus the dreaded piston slap. "Like a Knock"
Tic

Elgin, IL

#40 Apr 11, 2008
Toyota is not as good as people say or think,
my brother had a Camry and it broke down several times, but if you ask him or his wife they'd swear it was the best car ever and they never had problems with it,

if you are one of the unlucky
try a synthetic oil like Mobile One
might help a little

Johnson

Indianapolis, IN

#41 Apr 11, 2008
Truckin wrote:
I guess Chrysler may want to use GTX in there 2.7L, 3.7L, and 4.7L engines as well. Those are sludgers.
GM is okay since they have enough clearance in their engines to overcome the sludge, thus the dreaded piston slap. "Like a Knock"
LOL, you better put some Castrol in your Sludgeota.
Truckin

United States

#42 Apr 12, 2008
You may want to take some Tums to help with that heartburn you have over Toyota stealing the domestics' lunch.

Rather than worry about Toyota, you should worry about Honda....they are selling MORE cars this year despite a DOWN market. Honda is a juggernaut.

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