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Leaking oil about 1 qt per 1k already changed crankshaft…

Leaking oil about 1...

Leaking oil about 1 qt per 1k already changed crankshaft seal no visible oil from bottom.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you ever replaced the gaskets? Maybe the hoses?

Water pump was changed, v belt changed.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

2004 Camry le

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

Been to a repair shop

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

Just some ideas what it could be

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Peter Bagley
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Hello and welcome to just answer, my name is ***** ***** master tech of over 40 years experience here to help. I cannot see or hear your vehicle so I rely on your patience and input to my questions so I can help you better.I have read your notes and have a question before we proceed.

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Is this a 4 or 6 cylinder engine? Do you see any external leaks?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
V4 last visual inspection some oil residue from oil pan but novisual drips from the bottom floor
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
One sec getting online payment exception
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Try again plz

I am trying the call but not going through can we text? I can still give you the results you seek.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Sound good

Sorry about that , first time for everything. any way here I go with the explanation.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Waiting for your response

on certain models of 4 cylinders we have had oil ring problems , they put out a bulletin on this issue and changed the style of oil control rings from a one piece to a 3 piece style that controls oil consumption much better.

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You can try to contact Toyota and see if they would help doing this but I can't guarantee anything. But I can give you some ideas to slow it down if you wish or the only other alternative is a motor job.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It’s an le, so it’s most likely stuck oil ring. It’s a 04 so I’m not sure if the bulletin covered that year.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Any ideas to slow it down? Seefoam? Lucus oil stabilizer?

It's not funny because they new about this for years using that type of ring set up, I am a Toyota master tech and baffled why they used that type. So would you like me to give you some things you can do to slow this down to a dull roar?

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ok here we go

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Kk

replace the PCV valve to start, do a engine oil flush, this will clean and free up all the rings so they can at least do a better job. use a high mileage oil blend, any good name brand will do, And yes use the Lucas oil stabilizer . Substitute 1 liter of it for one liter oil; when refilling.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Got it what oil flush would recommend? Seafoam
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Excellent!

yes sea foam is good, use as directed, run in the old oil for about 15 - 20 min then change oil as normal.

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what viscosity of oil are you using now? what is the temp where u live?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I should ask a master tech before getting my next car to see if there’s any bulletins out. 2014-2016 camrys
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
5/30 mobile one. Iowa cold winter 15-30’s mild summer.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
High mileage version
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
20-30 cold start in the morning

ok stick with that for winter and one higher viscosity ratting in summer. Anything else I can do for you?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
5-40 one the summer?

10/40

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Great that answers my questions thank you. Any closing thought?

I think a lot of some of the stupid things I have see manufactures have done in my being in the trade this long and wonder how they stay in business , and it is usually after people get pissed they address the problems ,and guess what , it's us little technicians that get caught in the middle trying to solve them .

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The car started leaking at 180k so I should trade up before 120k or less. But it had a good run. I hear u on the doing nothing until someone gets pissed. I’d say well worth chatting with you and thanks again!

You too and good luck

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