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When I brake hard in traffic the engine oil light comes on

Customer Question

When I brake hard in traffic the engine oil light comes on 2007 RAV4 140kkmiles
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?
Customer: I change the oil every 5000 miles when the oil change light comes on. I put 2 quarts of oil in 2 weeks ago. This summer I had an oil gasket replaced
JA: Are you fixing your RAV4 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No I do not do any repair work on the 2007 RAV4 I take it to jiffy lube or tires plus for oil changes. Major work is done at the Toyota Dealershiip
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No just want to know why it keeps loosing oil
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 11 months ago.

You would first need to check the PCV system.

Do a wet/dry compression test and if it passes those tests and the PCV system is good, then you have worn valve guide seals that is causing the oil consumption.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I had the oil gasket replaced 2 months ago
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 11 months ago.

I understand, you still need to check out the rest of the items I mentioned to you.

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars and keep this link in case you need me again later on.