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1996 Toyota Celica. Oil warning light came on two weeks ago. Topped up immediately with 2L. Have driven the car minimally since. Today the warning light came on again. A kind neighbour checked it and thankfully said it wasn't the head gasket as far as he could tell. Coolant level fine if not a little cloudy. Filter seems fine and engine sounds fine. Checked the dipstick and it seems almost dry! I'm mystified.

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Double check coolant to make sure you don't have oil floating on top. It's either an exterior leak, which would mean head gasket or valve cover gasket or it's an internal leak which would also mean head gasket. It it was burning that much oil in that a time, it would run poorly and you'd most likely get a check engine light.

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SOURCE: maintenance required light

I just tried this and it worked!
I got it from this site:
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  1. open car door
  2. put key in ignition
  3. keep door open while turning key to “ON” position (not starting the car, just ‘ON’)
  4. turn the odometer to “TRIP A”
  5. hold down the odometer reset button and quickly turn the car to ‘OFF’
  6. now wait 5-10 seconds and turn the car back to “ON” while STILL holding down the button
  7. a few ——- (dashes) should appear and a countdown will begin and it will reset itself.
  8. now your light is off and you can start your car!

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 Toyota Previa

When you say "warning light is on", I assume you are not talking about the oil pressure gauge...
If not, here is your solution:
What you have is a very common problem: The oil LEVEL sensor has failed. Previas have 2 sensors; pressure & level of the oil in the pan...What you need to do is replace it, Toyota part number : 89491-28030.
BUT...This part is $380.45. Not cheap; Sorry but true.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: coolant leaking on manifold, steaming.No hose or radiator leak.

i think its going to be the head gasket duto the way its leaking coolant. one of the water jackets maybe i would have it checked to be sure but it sounds like head gasket

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 celica gt-s and temperture is at hot

if theres alot of back pressure out of the radiator its definatly a head gasket..rev it up to see,,,if not then it could just be thermostat,,,,

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Some kind of oil in coolant

Drain all the coolant reverse flush the cooling system refill with antifreeze drive the car a few days check the radiator if it looks bad again your oil cooler in the radiator is leaking replace the radiator unless the head is warped or, the gasket was installed wrong (you would have a rough running car) the gasket should not be the problem however a garage can do a compression test to be sure

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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