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    Toyota Celica Burning Oil

    So my girlfriend is lookign at a 2000 Toyota Celica but we just found out it is burning a tiny bit of oil...

    what causes this? what repairs are needed??

    any info is appreciated, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunham View Post
    what causes this? what repairs are needed??
    What causes it is improper maintainance intervals or driving it to the redline like a boy-ricer jackass (combination of the two is the worst and most likely cause).

    How many kilometers are on this thing? Usually burning oil is attributed to worn piston rings or valves/seals.

    Another cause can be a screwed headgasket causing the oil to leak into the coolant or into the cylinders. <- This could be due to mileage/age as well.

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    Toyota uses a very similar system to Honda's VTEC called VVTi. In the upper rev ranges it is very common due to vale over lap to burn a little bit of oil. Typically a Honda will go through .5 to 1 litre of oil in between oil change intervals. With more spirited driving this can be even higher.
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    the car only has 160k....

    we got diagnostic check done at part source and was told the injectors could be dirty or the fuel filter is clogged....


    thanks

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    ^lol that will not cause burning oil.

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    oh shittt, sorrrrry, im losing my mind today, i forgot to add that the check engine light was on and the codes that came up meant the engine was running rich.....

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    ^what codes exactly came up?

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    i didnt write them down. ill head back to PS and get it done again

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    alright so i guess part source does not check your engine light... the kid must have been a new guy...

    i think my buddy has one of those scanners so ill check with him

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    1) Burning oil in those Celicas (1ZZ and 2ZZ) are usually stuck rings from lack of oil changes. Toyota's NEEEEEED their oil changes done regularly. That's how you get the big miles outta them (well, out of anything really). If this one is, RUN.

    If you want a Celica then that's fine, but if you're looking at buying a car there's a lot better for the money. They don't do anything particularly well, and visibility is not good. The engine room is cramped so maintenance like belts and coolant flushes are a big PITA. Tune ups are easy... but you'll go through 3 belts before the 192k plugs. I think it's 192k for the plugs.. I'd have to check. Anyway, if you're looking as sporty cars, keep looking. This from a former Toyota mechanic who's got nothing but Toyota's in his driveway.
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    thanks for the info Noltz

    BUT she did end up getting a 2000 Celica gt! It doesnt burn oil but it is reving high.. When she first starts it up, its reving around 1500rpms then once warm it drops to 800-950, usually.

    Now i read that cleaning the throttle body and the Idle Air Control Valve will fix this.....

    ---------- Post added at 09:18 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:17 AM ----------

    oh and i think shes going to end up cleaning the car up a bit and try and make some money off it

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    My shop foreman at Toyota told me the flare up is a normal condition and is because the IAC's go wide open on shutdown. They'll come down faster with a clean IAC, but we're told NOT to mention it because the condition will return after it junks up again. "Just explain it's a normal situation, and show the customer the same symptom on another car".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noltz View Post
    1) Burning oil in those Celicas (1ZZ and 2ZZ) are usually stuck rings from lack of oil changes. Toyota's NEEEEEED their oil changes done regularly. That's how you get the big miles outta them (well, out of anything really). .
    Funny / coincidence you'd say that... Think you're right on the $ there and perhaps their engineering gurus concur - we just picked up a Pontiac Vibe, 2.4L 5 Spd (a.k.a. Matrix > Camry) and I was shocked to see that Toyota wants 5K intervals on the oil changes, and 0W20 at that (owners manual). WTF is with the 5K oil changes on a technologically advanced 2010 engine these days? Geez the Pontiac G6 we traded in (Opel 2.2L) spec'd out 10K intervals on conventional 5W30 oil with the same crankcase capacity.

    Now I'm all for 5K oil changes on anything of course - especially something this easy to do myself but... yikes - can't understand the difference there between motors that are pretty close in design. And 0W30 too, that ain't on the shelves but I'm sure 5W20 is close enough.

    So I dunno... maybe Mr. Toyota feels the same NEEEEEED as you or he's in bed with the oil companies!

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    i just cleaned the IACV and the throttle body the other day.. when the car first starts it revs around 1400-1500rpms but when its warm it revs at 800rpms!!!

    so i think it helped out quite a bit

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