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Clyde The Ride, my 06 Tundra now has a used replacement engine so, now the truck has gone 280,000 miles but the engine has fewer than 70,000 miles.
When I bought her, Clyde had 10,000 miles on the odometer and it consumed a quart every couple thousand miles which was very noticeable when
I was driving more than 100 miles a day.
And Toyota said that oil use was within specifications.
Finally, around 100,000 miles, the consumption was down to around a quart every 4,000 miles.
The second timing belt was when we found the water leak and determined it was one of the occasional manufacturing flaws found in Aluminum engines and
replacement was cheaper than even thinking about a tear-down and rebuild.
So the moral of the story is that you have an extremely reliable truck that you may want to have some serious diagnostic work done on.
Diagnosis is expensive and your story is more along the line of the oil filter filling with oil than losing oil.
I use and talk about, but don't sell Amsoil.
2006 Tundra replaced a
98 Dakota 3.9 automatic, long bed.
Retired with broken A/C, July 2008.
On original engine and transmission.
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