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Burning oil every 1000 miles no leaks

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If you are sure it has no leaks, the only other possibilities are worn oil rings or valve stem seals. Generally if the oil rings are worn then the compression rings are as well, so get a compression test. If readings are down on spec, which is about 150 psi., add a tablespoon of engine oil to each cylinder in turn through the plug hole. If readings rise, then it is worn rings at fault. If not, then suspect the valve stem seals.

On these engines though, there are several characteristic oil leaks which may be hard to spot, being the cam cover gasket, crank nose seal, and the distributor o-ring seal.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

  • TrumpetDawg Mar 09, 2014

    My 2001 Chevy Prizm (same vehicle motor-wise as the 2001 Corolla) had the same problem.

  • TrumpetDawg Mar 09, 2014

    There are 3 rings on the pistons - the top two are compression rings, the lowest is the Oil Ring.

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SOURCE: Toyota corolla 2002 CE , car milage 140,000 ,

Well looking at the age of your car,it would need a valve seals replacement,in order to fix your problem.This would cost you around for about 1500-2000 $.

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If you see no signs of burning oil ie blue smoke from exhaust, ticking from the engine, then most likely you have a valve cover gasket leak. The reason you wouldn't see the oil in the driveway is the oil is burning off on the exhaust manifold. Check around the valve cover gasket for seepage (usually around the bolts).

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