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It will start once it warms up it won't idle burning gas you

Customer Question

It will start once it warms up it won't idle burning gas you can smell it really bad
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: Yes to both questions
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 1994 18500 miles burning oil fast also
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing just replaced alternator
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: He mentioned replacing the throttle body assembly don't know what that is
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 6 months ago.

Hello and thank you for allowing me to help you , first question what model of Toyota is it?.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
1994 Toyota pick up
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Burning oil
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hello anybody there
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 6 months ago.

hello sorry it was late last night , is it a 6 or 4 cyl

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
4 cylinder
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 6 months ago.

The throttle body is the part taking place of a carburetor on the intake and has a large hose going to it from the air filter box. Have you checked for vacuum leaks yet?. You can try to clean the throttle body first before you replace it.. HAVE YOU GOT A VACUUM GAUGE? GREAT TOOL TO CHECK FOR VACUUM LEAKS TELLS YOU THE VACUUM THE ENGINE CREATES AT IDLE SHOULD BE ABOUT 19 T0 20 INCHES OF VACUUM. IF YOU NEED ADVICE ON CLEANING THE THROTTLE BODY LET ME KNOW

Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 6 months ago.

CHECK YOUR PCV VALE IF IT'S STUCK OR HAS BEEN REPLACED RECENTLY

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 6 months ago.

just checking your progress and if you need further assistance?

Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 6 months ago.

Hello, I would highly recommend checking the engine compression on each cylinder, sounds like you may have a ring problem which can burning oil and also cause excessive fuel consumption, check the compression before replacing anything, the engine may just be worn out and not worth putting any money into.H

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