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2 Days Ownership And Losing Oil Already. :-(

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Noticed after a long drive that my car is burning a little oil from the back/underneath of the engine bay. Noticed today a few puffs of smoke coming out from under the car. Any ideas? I wanted to do an oil change today but doesnt seem much point til this is fixed! Temp stays dead still though and runs perfectly.


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If it is the 2JZ engine, then you could be seeing the start of the rear crank oil seal going home. Does the oil seem to be seeping around the engine/bell housing join?

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If it does turn out to be the rear crank oil seal, the cost depends where you go. Lexus quoted me £900 odd plus vat, I got it done by a local independent for £311 (can't remember if that was plus vat or not). Needs the engine out or gearbox dropping to do the job, the independent went the gearbox out route. It is DIY'able if need be, I think the seal itself was £50 or something.

Fingers crossed for a simpler problem and fix.

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