Question about 2002 Toyota Camry
It sounds like your valve seals are getting old and are leaking oil into your pistons.As long as it is not using a lot of oil or fouling your spark plugs drive the heck out of it and look the other way when you first crank it up in the morning.
One other problem that will cause this is a cracked head or a leaking head gasket which is getting water on your pistons overnight. Watch for #1 low antifreeze in your radiator #2 higher than normal engine temperatures. This could be a serious problem that could cause expensive damage to your engine if not corrected.
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
Hi. This is a typical valve seal problem. THe car will still run perfectly, but it will discreetely start to burn some engine oil if not corrected asap and gradually it will become a bigger problem than it actually is. I suggest to check oil level frequently and add as needed until you get the time to repair it This repair should not take longer than a day
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
I have the same issue with my Camry 2002 LE 4 cylinder currently has had this problem from 90000km to currently 190000km. There are so many other Camry 2002 owners posting the same issue for their cars. I have always serviced my car at Toyota and it should be Toyota who should own this problem.
Posted on Sep 08, 2012
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