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Toyot Rav4 1996 Uses Oil

I have a Toyota Rav4, 1996, We don't see a leak nor does it look lie it is burning oil. There might be a very small smell of oil when you drive it a distance. We have to keep adding oil all the time and have to check it atleast every other day. any suggestions?

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It has to be either burning it or you have a leak. If you changed the oil and overfilled it a gasket may have blown. try pouring a can of engine stop leak. Maybe it will help.

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If there is no obvious leak, front or rear main seals check oil pressure sender, leaks above above and just left of exhaust pipe (small leak blown over could cause smell). Oil burning (smoke) is masked by catalytic converter, oil burning would be invisible once converter hot. 2x problems ... pcv valve blocked (sump overpressurising, therefore pushing oil past seals) or a change of oil (wrong grade/specification). oil useage like mad, unfortunatlly it will take about 6 months for the problem to come right after reverting to the correct oil but have faith. Oils and addititives cand cause the piston rings Oil rings to loose contact with the bore (due to low ring pressure... normal). Changing back to the recommended oil allows the rings to do their job and scrape the excess oil off the bore and therefore reduce consumption.

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