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Actually, it's the 2az is not bad of an engine. The engine off of a Camry or tc and you're good to go. 80k and still running strong
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1998 - 217k miles now. All original components. SOLID as a rock !!

The engine does burn a quart of oil every 1500 miles..
It may be the oil leaking into the spark plug compartment. I will see after putting new seals there.

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2003 with 133k miles. Very low maintenance. Spark plugs/wires/5k oil changes. Engine runs like NEW.


My transmission was recalled for the 10year/150k mile thingy in the 60-70k mile range, it was due to the ECM failure. Both replaced under dealer warranty due to harsh shifting and resulting damage.

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2002 - 273K
I've been having trouble with loosing oil and I'm not sure how to find out where it's going. I don't get regular drips, but there is a sludge on the outside of the engine. Also, I have had to have some work done and found out that I'm at 120 psi compression across the board. My mechanic said that it's below spec, but that the compression is even so that is a good thing. I'm sure, by the exhaust that I'm burning oil, but I'm still rolling.

I have a few questions I'd like to post soon.
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I've been having trouble with loosing oil and I'm not sure how to find out where it's going. I don't get regular drips, but there is a sludge on the outside of the engine. Also, I have had to have some work done and found out that I'm at 120 psi compression across the board. My mechanic said that it's below spec, but that the compression is even so that is a good thing. I'm sure, by the exhaust that I'm burning oil, but I'm still rolling.

I have a few questions I'd like to post soon.


Just curious, what's the biggest engine maintenance you've performed on this car? I'd love to take my now 136k mile '03 to 250,000 or more miles. Wondering if you had any shortfalls between 150-250? I full expect to put in a new starter/alternator between then, but did you have anything go bad engine-wise? Besides replacing a couple power steering hoses I've had good luck, just preparing my wallet

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01 163k 2nd owner but the Rav was family owned since new. Regular maintenance brakes, oil change, tune up, fluid changes. Replaced the ECU @ around 150k for the rough transmission shift and replaced radiator due to a crack. Other than that routine maintenance still as reliable as a brand new car.
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I'll have to think about it and put it together after I get back from Colorado. If you think about it bump this on Tuesday.
Till then...
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I'll have to think about it and put it together after I get back from Colorado. If you think about it bump this on Tuesday.
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No rush, whenever you get a chance I just passed inspection on 12/31 with flying colors, but since I'll be doing tires this spring I'm trying to do some preventative maintenance. I think one of the reasons the 4.2 (01-03) is so reliable is the owners know doing simple maintenances carry with it a ton of reliability on this platform

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2003 AWD with 226,000 miles. Midwest with snow and salt.

Clearcoat is flaking
No rust
Radiator, Driver seat belt assembly, driver sun visor, rear hubs, driveshaft, new headlight and fog light assemblies, and rear shocks replaced at 210k
Muffler (Amazon) and valve cover gasket at 220k
1 coil pack, and 4 spark plugs at 225k
Burns 1-2 quarts of oil between oil changes every 3000 miles.
Both front lock solenoids need to be replaced (will do this month)
Catalytic converters have the check engine light on (due to burning oil). I don't plan to rebuild engine until another year, when I will put in either a rebuilt engine, or a salvage engine with less miles for about $1500 and a weekends work.

Everything else is functioning properly.
About 25mpg on highway, not more
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2003 AWD with 226,000 miles.
Burns 1-2 quarts of oil between oil changes every 3000 miles.
So all you really need to do is change the filter since you are effectively continuously changing the oil.

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