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I have a '97 Camry 1MZ-FE engine. Rough Idle, Top End

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I have a '97 Camry 1MZ-FE engine. Rough Idle, Top End Knocking at number two cylinder, loss of power, unburnt oil on number 2 spark plug, PO300 code - Cylinder 2 and 3 misfire. Engine burns a good deal of oil. All cylinders getting good spark. Lost power on freeway and limped home.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

It is consistant.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far?

Tried new coils and see good spark when number two is out.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, just hope he has seen this before.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Toyota Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Hello there,

Engine burns a lot of oil is not a good sign.

Adjacent cylinders misfiring points to a possible head gasket failure.

Could be time for an engine swap.

Can you conduct a compression test please?

Gary

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
For a compression test I will need to do that tommorow. I thought number 3 was on the back side not in front with 2.
Toyota Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Hi Dean,

Ah yes it is a V6.

1,3 and 5 is the front bank, 2, 4 and 6 is the back bank.

So please still do your compression test.

Did this just suddenly happen?

How many miles, and when was the last timing belt job done?

Gary

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The car has 173,000 miles and I was purchase used so I don't know if the timing belt has been changed out. I see no labels indicating a timing belt change. The knocking is in the top of the front bank on the left side. The layout I saw showed 2, 4, and 6 in front and 1,3, and 5 in the rear. Loss of power seems to indicate loss of compression but I would need to see tommorow. The engine idles and runs rough like a cylinder is not working along with the knock.
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