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Engine burning oil

I just bought My Prius 2009 / 78k miles/ and I check the oil and there is under the min range. No blink on the screen, nothing. They change the oil at 73k. What its the problem?

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You should be checking the Oil Level more often than 5K miles but my 2009 Toyota Corolla burns oil (Not a LEAK), just consumes oil (1 Quart every 2K miles). It has done this since it was Brand New and Toyota said (ADD MORE OIL).... So that is what we have done. Watch the level and make sure you add more.

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Did u add oil and attempt to start car? What's it doing? How often did u have to add a quart of oil (in miles)?
It does sound like it was consuming too much oil, but once u run it dry, there is no warantee that will cover it, so manufacturer can't (won't) help u on this. I agree, an engine rebuild would be VERY expensive due to no oil damage, the best thing to do (if the car is in good shape otherwise, trans. good, body good) would be to find a used motor from a scrap yard (must be careful to check mileage and that the 'donor' car wasn't in a bad front end collision which may cause engine problems) or a re-manufactured engine. Any further questions, let me know, sorry for the bad news.

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use 10W-30W, any major brand like Valvoline, Pennsoil, Castrol etc. will do the job.

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P0442 Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (small leak)....this actually should not cost that much...its more then likley a leak on 1 of your hoses...if u take it to the dealler the parts and stuff is more expensive...but if u take it to the mechanic shop then they are more then likley goin to tell you u need stuff that u really dnt in it probally in hte long run cost you more there....but its up 2 u...any more questions feel free to ask...hope this helps

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SOURCE: 2004 Rodeo, 103,000 miles. no oil leaks so I guess

if you are using a quart of oil every 1000miles,that is NORMAL FOR A MODERN ENGINE.thats why they last so much longer than the old could try 20/50 oil when you next change as that will help.but worry when it gets to pint every 350 miles.

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you will have to get the trouble code read from the computer first. most major auto parts stores will do this free of charge, this is the first step in solving this problem yourself. if there is still a warranty on it, take it to the dealer and let them fix it.

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