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hello guys just a bit of advice for you 3.0v6 owners i have been using 1ltr of oil  a week lot of smoke on start up so first thing to my mind was valve stem seals i have owned my 3.0 just over 2 years regular service every 5000 miles oil and filter change. no external leaks so why am i using so much oil . i have been to see a garage in coventry where i live he never done my servicing had that done by the garage i bought my alphard off . Answer to the oil comsumption is yes its burning it and i got smoke coming out of my dipstick when idling . i been told by my local garage its down to carbon deposits build up in my engine my engine has never been flushed oil comsumption is down to stuck piston rings to solve this i got to have several engine flushes which will free the piston rings and restore compression carbon build up is like concrete in the engine . so my advice is a engine flush on every oil change as this would have cost me £1000s and still might if this dont work.

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hello guys just a bit of advice for you 3.0v6 owners i have been using 1ltr of oil  a week lot of smoke on start up so first thing to my mind was valve stem seals i have owned my 3.0 just over 2 years regular service every 5000 miles oil and filter change. no external leaks so why am i using so much oil . i have been to see a garage in coventry where i live he never done my servicing had that done by the garage i bought my alphard off . Answer to the oil comsumption is yes its burning it and i got smoke coming out of my dipstick when idling . i been told by my local garage its down to carbon deposits build up in my engine my engine has never been flushed oil comsumption is down to stuck piston rings to solve this i got to have several engine flushes which will free the piston rings and restore compression carbon build up is like concrete in the engine . so my advice is a engine flush on every oil change as this would have cost me £1000s and still might if this dont work.

 

Hello Lee,

 

So sorry to hear of your problem. Thanks for the advice.

 

What is your current total mileage ?

What fuel have you been using ?

 

These engine flushes you have to have are, I assume, the liquid decarbonisation fluids ?

 

Do you have an OBD ?  Are you, or have you been, running rich ?

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hello roger i have tech stream software no codes no not runing rich my mileage is 68000 and i only use high octane fuel and lpg the mechanic took the oil cap off and scraped his nail inside fully full of carbon in the oil going to get it flushed monday run it couple 100 miles the stuff i will be using is comma oil flush can be added to oil and driven so will give it a good clean going to give it as many oil flushes as it needs the garage seems to think it will solve my problem

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Hi Lee,

 

Sorry to hear that. Out of interest what kind of oil you have been using, your oil service intervals seems quite short.

Fingers crossed for flush, it feels like driving 100 miles with engine flush in seems excessive usually is only for period of time like 30 mins.

 

Thanks

Lukasz 

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no comma oil flush can be driven with it in i have always used 5w30 fully synthetic but have been told by the garage who is going to fully rebuild my engine there is at least 40 different grades of 5w30 i always used comma oil . it turned out when i went to get the engine oil changed after the flush the last 2 services was never carried out because i sullpied the oil and blueprint filters when the engine builder took the filter off it still had the genuine toyota one on . so i guess the last garage who did the non service who stamped my book twice just took the money with out doing the job all in hand with my solicitor now and garage aware they been caught out.

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Ok, good to know. There is no magical oil that lasts without a change. Fingers crossed for the fruitful battle with the garage.

 

 

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