I think the oil drips onto the metal tube connected to the heater core hose and then collects on top of speed sensor. Came to traffic light, came to a soft stop to observe traffic before attempting to turn right. The contact stated that the oil had leaked from the engine of the vehicle and the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the leak was due to a faulty head gasket. Each recall or issue under warranty was handled as expected. Personally, I do not think the O-ring seal is thick enough to ensure a good long term seal based on my past experience with these O-rings. Do you know or have a link to these torque specs? This article applies to the Toyota Camry 1997-2011.
I have always completed timely scheduled oil changes and never have had an issue until two weeks ago. Sounds like your oil pump is shot. There is no leak uder the car. I bought a used 1971 Ford Maverick in 1973 and it was using a quart of oil every 300 miles. Told that because I did not bring the car in for a recall that Toyota would not be responsible for cost of repair.
Vehicle was no longer able to accelerate on freeway and had to be pulled over putting vehicle owner at risk and other drivers on road in danger. The source can be further validated by removing the front passenger-side wheel and inspecting the power-steering pump. The shop is unable to find an active leak but I go through about 3quarts every 2,000 miles of which I replace as needed. I do not understand why so many people are complaining on this matter and nothing has been done to fix this problem. I have always done the necessary maintenance.
Unlike others, I have Toyota's full bumper-to-bumper warranty, good for 7 years or 10800 miles. They would not fix my car because it passed the test. It almost seems that the dipstick does not properly measure the oil. The manufacturer was not contacted. If the valve cover, and since the engine is tilted, oil should be accumulating on top of the intake manifold by the injectors.
I was concerned that it could cost me a lot of money to fix because my car was out of warranty for about six months. Since most of these cars get tuned only every 60,000 miles or more, tightening these retainers is a good idea any time the plug wires are removed. I didn't think anything of it at first, but began noticing it at a consistent rate. I believe the car should be covered under the lemon law. There may have been a small amount on the dipstick but that is with the engine off.
Some engines seem to use oil from the start. There is no test possible for valve seals. The smoke coming from the exhaust is normal. Where the drip falls off the chassis is usually not where it originated. If it is so common, it needs to be addressed by Toyota. This article applies to the 5th generation Toyota Camry 2002-2006. I'm not sure how many miles it takes to burn one quarter but let me tell you that the oil was changed recently and the stick showed it was to the second dot which I believe it shows it is full that what the mechanic told me.
Next time when I went to dealer I mentioned it and they were too busy to check that but they did visual inspection and didn't see any problem or leaks. JasonKeller44, If you car is going though a lot of oil and there's no leaks or blue smoke, then its probably your piston oil rings are gummed up and stuck on the piston groove. This article applies to the Toyota Camry 5th and 6th generation. A minute or two is probably surviveable, more than a few minutes is not promising in terms of the prognosis. Also is your pcv in good shape? If this vehicle has this problem , why wasn't it recalled to be fixed. Of course zero loss is optimal, but a quart every 1,000 miles may be reasonable Toyota says one quart in 1,200 miles.
Since I cannot effort to get it fix right now, I been adding at least a 1. Hold on and let's go. They have not done any thorough investigation. If you have over 180,000, the piston rings may be worn. Instead they always offered me some excuse.