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Oil consumption 97 Toyota Tercel oil consumption problem It is burning 2 litres per 1000km

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  • nikkilatour Apr 22, 2009

    Thanks for the advice, it has 240k, and I had a feeling that was the ultimate solution. The problem began at 90k where it burned 1litre per 1000km, but very recently it has progressed to 2 litres/800-1000km. My mechanic did an "engine flush"-have you heard of this? It actually helped in the past but not this time-too much buildup over time maybe.
    Looking for a cost effective/environmentally sound solution. Any advice is appreciated!


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You can try a special additive like RESTORE or something but usually this has to do with the piston rings, and the only way to fix it is an rebuilding the upper part of the engine. How many miles are on the car and how long have you had this problem? It would need repair or replacement. Usually replacement with a used engine is about the same or less then fixing the current engine.
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