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My car is a Toyota camry 2003 V6 Oil light is up I had to replace 2 rocker cover gasket & found slugde buid up in both covers .Ive cleaned most off sludge out & then removed the oil sump same again cleaned slugde out include oil pick up filter put every back .Removed oil filter & found to be empty no oil.Filled up the engine with new full synthetic oil . By the way i had flushed out the dirty standard engine oil which i have been using every approx 7000ks.Is it true that the Full Synthetic oil is much better than the standard Nulon semi synthetic which i have been using plus replace oil filter.The car has done 180,000ks. Can you tell me what has caused the low oil pressure light to come up only when it warms up & when the revs are up . et

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It indicates worn hydraulic followers , worn main and big end bearings , worn oil pump
The sludge build up is from not changing the oil on a regular basis
every 10,000klms or 5,000miles
short runs and not allowing the engine to get hot enough to boil off the water vapor from the combustion process
When it comes to oils , it is a personal preference and when you understand that oils ( synthetic or otherwise) carry additives to hold water in suspension, add tensile strength to the oil so that it can keep the moving bits separated and not touching, maintain viscosity and lots of other purposes, then you will realize that over a period of time all of those additives get neutralized and the oil is useless(sludge )
there is not an oil on the market that will last 12 months in an engine even though new car manufacturers claim it to be so
so changing the oil regularly means that sae 20w-40 mineral oil is just as good as the very expensive synthetic oils and cost a lot less
I find that using diesel oil ( shell rotella 20w-40 as an example) will keep an engine clean because it has a higher detergent additive to keep diesel engine clean of carbon

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I have the same car and the same problem. I can see the oil shooting out at the (upside down) rear, right side of the oil pan. This side of the oil pan is covered by a piece of plastic foam. There are no bolts on this side of the pan. Toyota recommends grey Formagaskit to seal the pan. The natural flow for this leak is all over the bell housing. The piece of plastic foam is attached to bell housing inspection cover. Good Luck!!!

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