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2003 Rav4 with 2.0 vvti engine. Had a sludge problem have

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Customer: ***** *****, 2003 Rav4 with 2.0 vvti engine. Had a sludge problem have flushed engine twice. Cleaned out pickup tube which was full of gunk. Replaced that VVT sensor that the oil passes thru that controls the timing advance which was completely jammed with sludge. Changed oil and filter 4 times in last 500 miles. Checked VVT sensor again yesterday to make sure it wasnt full of sludge it was pretty clear. At idle the oil light consistently flashes but goes out as soon as the vehicle is underway. The car drives normally but may have a slight rapping heard at takeoff from start. Waddya think?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I think thats all I know.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Joe Barfield replied 1 year ago.

Hello , If your in the U.S. id like to call you....Thanks Joey