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#1 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 10:48 AM
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TSB about OIL CONSUMPTION

Hi everyone,

For some reason I could not post this in TSB thread so had to start it here for now.

Was searching TSB thread and came across another member posting a link for a NYTimes report that states several vehicles TSB. IN particular for Toyota vehicles that have possibly bad piston assembly. Below is a quoted section from the post:

link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/au...eaks.html?_r=1

"SCION AND TOYOTA Several models with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine may be using too much oil. In T.S.B.’s SB002411 and SB009411 issued on Aug. 11, the companies said the problem was traced to the piston assembly. Replacing the pistons and rings should solve the problem. Affected models are the 2007-9 Scion tCs and the 2008-9 Scion xB as well as these Toyotas: 2006-8 RAV4, 2007-8 Solara, 2007-9 Camry, 2007-11 Camry Hybrid, 2009 Corolla and 2009 Matrix."

Question: DOES ANYONE HAVE SUCH TSBs????

Credit goes to hamid2535. A new thread should be started since this was posted in the T-SB-0318-08 / Steering Intermediate Shaft Noise (clunk/pop/knock) / 10-20-08 thread link:http://www.rav4world.com/forums/106-...0-08-a-15.html
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"SCION AND TOYOTA Several models with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine may be using too much oil. In T.S.B.’s SB002411 and SB009411 issued on Aug. 11, the companies said the problem was traced to the piston assembly. Replacing the pistons and rings should solve the problem. Affected models are the 2007-9 Scion tCs and the 2008-9 Scion xB as well as these Toyotas: 2006-8 RAV4, 2007-8 Solara, 2007-9 Camry, 2007-11 Camry Hybrid, 2009 Corolla and 2009 Matrix."
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and send 3 gallons of 5W20 synthetic oil to me.
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I just mailed a copy to JuneBug, so he can post it in the TSB section.

The warranty guideline is 1 quart every 1200 miles. It must be verified by a dealership tech -- can't just go in and say you are consuming.

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I just mailed a copy to JuneBug, so he can post it in the TSB section.

The warranty guideline is 1 quart every 1200 miles. It must be verified by a dealership tech -- can't just go in and say you are consuming.
That is right. I complained about the oil consumption and a test was strted. I was suppose to take the car back at 1000 miles driven since the test started. However, when i questioned details for the test i was told they will estimate how much was consumed via dip stick. But i noticed with their recent oil change it was way past the max marking, so how woyld the tech know how mucu was consumed without removing oil from the engine and measure out the volume. Was given the run around and of course when i took the car back after 1000 miles, of the tech said nothing was lost because it was still gauged at tue max marking. I showed them pictures of the dip stick before the 1000 miles and again run around.

So if a tsb is out there it would be great to have to start another much more proper consumption test at anohr dealer.
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OK, thanks to Seilerts, the TSB is now online:

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/106-...tml#post893994

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OK, thanks to Seilerts, the TSB is now online:

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/106-...tml#post893994
WOW thanks a bunch. I will keep this handy during my next complain to the dealer about the oil consumption. Although, this time around it seemed to consume less oil than before. Strange, hopefully it is not related to this TSB. Clearly, this is a HUGE issue for repair time and most likely will lead to more issues if an IDIOT is assigned to this repair.
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I say to anyone with a consumption problem of a quart every 1500-3000 miles, try using 5w30 in a high mileage formulation, plus add 1/2 a container of Lucasoil Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer.

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Here is what is written in my 2011 Rav4's manual about oil consumption..

http://image82.webshots.com/482/3/64...6XhlbGU_ph.jpg

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OK, thanks to Seilerts, the TSB is now online:

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/106-...tml#post893994
Just reviewed the TSB, silly question, but how do I know what plant the car came from? My vin falls in the range for the Tahara VINs.

Also, what is the normal oil consumption over a 5000 mile span in between oil changes? My rav4 reaches the 5000 mark every 5-6 months (via dash reminder), and in between this time period, I typically will have to add 1 or 2 times a quart of oil to bring it back to max. The first this happened, I neglected to pay close attention and noticed the level reached the minimum before refilling to max. I know do this consistently when it reaches mid level. But, like I said, typically I find myself adding 1 quart, 1-2x over the 5000 mile interval which I cover typically within 5-6 months.

FYI my sport rav4 is a 2008 and only has 33.4K miles.. If this acts up, i might consider to trade in for a newer vehicle. It is paid off, got it about $5K under MSRP, and before 2011 purchase extended warranty from Jerry. So I think I might be in a very decent position to muscle a great deal for this car and upgrade.. if and only if it starts to act up.
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Normally, you should not have to add oil between changes if your interval is 5000 miles. You unfortunately land in the gray area, of consumption being high enough to be annoying but not so high that Toyota will do anything about it.

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