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Carbonization in my 02 Camry


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Hey Scotty! I think I'm having major carbonization inside my 2.4L engine in my 2002 Camry. It has 182,000 miles on it and it burns approximately 1 quart of oil every 180 miles, and the oil does not last very long before it gets real black. It barely gets to 1,500 miles before I already have to do my next oil change. I watched your video on that GDI engine that you used a ATS Chemical 505 CRO oil system cleaner on and am interested in trying it in my engine. Do you have any suggestions on where I can find that product? Attached are some pics of the product and my current engine oil:

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You need to get a compression test to see if your rings are shot and change out your PCV valve at the very least.



Unfortunately it's much more likely your engine is worn out. As @doc says, do a wet vs. dry compression test to check condition of the rings. PCV valve may help a bit but with that much oil burning it's almost certainly an internal engine problem.