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Sudden/Rapid oil consumption - no external leaks, no blue smoke out the exhaust. It will run fine, and keep oil level on full, I keep a close eye on the level, then suddenly almost all the oil will disappear from the oil pan. There is no oil in the coolant. After I top off the oil, the engine runs fine, until the next time I hear a slight rattle. Then pull the stick and the oil is all gone again... It can be months and many miles between occurances. It has to be burning it, but where should I look?

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If the tail pipe is oil free to the touch you have a major oil leak. Look around the entire engine and underneath the engine to see if oil is on the ground

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

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    I have a similar problem with my 2003 Camry and no visible leakage detected. I'm intrigued and determined to find an answer via exhaustive tests. I'll share my findings

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