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Old 24 Jul 2008, 11:44 pm
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Default Missing Oil Mystery?Update

Well as some of you know from a earlier post...my Endeavor mysteriously lost 3,5 L of its 4L of oil....I picked this up on the way to Vernon BC when my wife noticed a clicking noise according to the Lube shop it was a valve clicking. Since driving form Vernon to Vancouver and from Vancouver BC to Edmonton AB Canada, i have only had to top up the dipstick with maybe 250 mls of oil twice. This includes driving back in town for the past 1.5 weeks. I spoke again to the Toyota dealer tha did the lube change a few months ago as everyone here seems to think that the dealer did not put enuf oil in but the dealer says that is impossible. He says I never would have made it this long with just a litre. There are no leaks and it only has 330000us miles and no smoke. This is still a mystery....I am watching the dipstick carefully daily. The clicking was not noticed until our end of our 12 hour drive thru the mountains. Could I have suffered engine dammage? It seems to be running great. Should I be concerned that I have had to add 250mls twice?
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Old 24 Jul 2008, 11:44 pm
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Default Re: Missing Oil Mystery?Update

Correction the Endeavor holds about 4.5 L and about 3L was added
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Old 24 Jul 2008, 11:46 pm
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Sorry guys I need to read my threads more carefully....the truck has 33000US miles not 330000
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Old 25 Jul 2008, 12:36 am
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Default Re: Missing Oil Mystery?Update

Warranty?

Oil Pan Plug still good? Not stripped like the oil people did to my poor innocent PT .

Oil filter properly installed???? Just some basic things that should be looked at . Good luck!
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Old 25 Jul 2008, 01:01 am
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It has warranty in US as it was a US vehicle brought into Canada than bought by me..no warranty in Canada...you know the usual damn red tape...I guess I could cross the boarder and have warranty work done.
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What about that plug/seal?
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Old 25 Jul 2008, 01:09 am
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I'll check but no leaks or puddles noted
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Default Re: Missing Oil Mystery?Update

Dipstick in there tight? Oil cap on there tight?

I don't have a clue, just throwing out ideas here!
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Old 25 Jul 2008, 06:17 am
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Default Re: Missing Oil Mystery?Update

i would bring it in for sure
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Old 25 Jul 2008, 10:13 am
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Default Re: Missing Oil Mystery?Update

Before you make a drive to a US Dealership--you might want to call and have them run a Vehicle Indentification Program (VIP) on your vehicle. This will assure you that you have warranty coverage in the USA.

The warranty issue begain in 2005 when many people were using the then advantgage of the US/Canadian exchange rate. It was cheaper to purchase a canadian chrysler product in loonies, pay the inport customs and change the speedo over to mph than to purchase the same vehilce in the USA. Many dealerhips went out of business during this time frame along the border. DiamlerChrysler had to protect their dealerships due to the agreement between Chrylser and Dealership owners not allowing unfair competition between dealerships.

Chrysler was the very last manufacturer to make the change in warranty coverage. Prior to my retirement 18 months ago--the county of production and the country of owner registration had to match to have coverage in that country--no other warranty applied. All imported vehicles are considered "Grey" and not in compliance with the new countrys laws applying to all sorts of things many of which are not warranty related.

Here is an example--Remember the VW pickup--it was an integrated body and arrived in the US fully assembled. Now think back to the HILUX and Datsun pickups--they left the beds off--the beds were shipped with the truck but final construction was completed in the USA. Thus these trucks were inported incomplete and were subject to a much lower tariff giving them a better pricing position, shutting down the VW pickup in the USA.
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