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Old 29 Nov 2004, 03:02 pm   #1 (permalink)
James Atkinson
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Hi guys,

I test drove a Camry 99 very good condition, but noticed the dipstick didn't
touch the surface of the oil. I had someone refill it, it took 2.5 qrts,
half the amount of the oil bath, if I am correct. Car runs beautifully. What
are the chances that a damage might have been done already? BTW the oil
whatever was left looked black and thick, probably very old. I tried to
piece together the history of the car, was sold in Sep 04 at auction, the
"wholesale" says, had the same millageas today. How can you detect a fake
title?

Thansks,

Jim.



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Old 29 Nov 2004, 03:42 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"James Atkinson" <James__@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hi guys,
>
> I test drove a Camry 99 very good condition, but noticed the dipstick

didn't
> touch the surface of the oil. I had someone refill it, it took 2.5 qrts,
> half the amount of the oil bath, if I am correct. Car runs beautifully.

What
> are the chances that a damage might have been done already? BTW the oil
> whatever was left looked black and thick, probably very old. I tried to
> piece together the history of the car, was sold in Sep 04 at auction, the
> "wholesale" says, had the same millageas today. How can you detect a fake
> title?
>
> Thansks,
>
> Jim.



Bet the last owner never had an oil-change or only once a year. Just to be
sure, check the oil-filler cap has no thick deposits of sludge in it,.....if
so,..avoid.

OTOH,...if the engine is quiet, it will be alright from a damage POV. Low
sumps can cause momentary loss of oil-pressure when cornering, and also
removes some of the cooling that oil does ( afact many folks dont
realise),..but its not likely these factors were significant with just
normal urban driving.

Jason

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Old 29 Nov 2004, 05:34 pm   #3 (permalink)
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2.5 QTS , well my car uses 1/2 qt every 3-4 thousand miles so it is
BAD oil, neglected,

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Old 29 Nov 2004, 07:47 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> 2.5 QTS , well my car uses 1/2 qt every 3-4 thousand miles so it is
> BAD oil, neglected,



Yeah,...but from the original post the atual time it took for the oil to be
burnt was indeterminant,...so I assumed it may not have been changed for a
lot of time and miles.

An "oil-burner" will burn the oil before it gets "thick and black"
generally...

Jason


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Old 30 Nov 2004, 12:21 am   #5 (permalink)
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probably junk , Soprice it that way

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Old 30 Nov 2004, 12:31 am   #6 (permalink)
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Yea JASON it sounds like 10000 M on oil changes so how is his motor,
May be trash. No oil changes

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Old 30 Nov 2004, 11:11 am   #7 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Yea JASON it sounds like 10000 M on oil changes so how is his motor,
> May be trash. No oil changes



Mark, what I was trying to convey was: the car may have had a relatively
short period of abuse,...and as long as the engine was quiet with no sludge
or carbon build-up, it may still be a reasonable buy provided the price was
right.

Jason


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Old 08 Dec 2004, 03:54 pm   #8 (permalink)
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see nearest toyota dealer. they had a problem with people not changing oil
and gelling up. it more than likely will be covered under warrenty. its
worth a shot

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