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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by daniel schmaniel, Oct 16, 2015.

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    daniel schmaniel New Member

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    Hello Corolla World!

    From: Los Angeles / Bay Area

    Car: '98 corolla
    Color: 3M5
    Mods: None
    Shocks: KYB
    Springs: 1.5" drop
    Rims: 15x6.5
    Strut bar: JDM / Megan racing
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    daniel schmaniel New Member

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    My car burns oil approximately 1 quart every 300 miles.
    My mechanic told me to put lucas oil treatment.
    He told me to get two bottles and put them in the engine oil( all 2 quarts)
    Is this a viable solution to my engine oil consumption problems?
    I'm tired of putting a quart every time I fill up on gas
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    1nicetrd Well-Known Member

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    To be honest those have never worked for me only a super temporary situation. mine burned a ton too but just ended up dying on me. which is why i went to a 2zz but i would just suggest getting it prepped for a rebuild or just update the pistons
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    daniel schmaniel New Member

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    Thanks 1nicetrd, what kind of pistons would be a good replacement?
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    if you buy any aftermarket ones from ebay they should have 4 holes on each side of the piston thats solid sign of them being the revised one or if you get some from where ever make sure its from a 04and up 1zz-fe
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    Yup they are a better version you can see the holes in the third or forth photos
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    GAH! my power steering pressure hose is leaking now!
    ack! pffft!
    new pistons gonna have to wait.
    also i put 20w 50 oil and it lasts just a little longer.
    does that make any sense?
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    Mechanic replaced the power steering pressure hose and now
    turning wheels is easier....
    whiskey.
    tango.
    foxtrot.

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