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1998 Camry running really rough after I won the idiot contest


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1998CamryV6
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Jan 10, 2021, 12:58 PM

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1998 Camry running really rough after I won the idiot contest Sign In

1998 Toyota Camry
3.0 V6 Engine
250K miles

It leaks quite a bit of oil.  I drove it with low engine oil and the oil pressure warning light was on. I continued to drive it instead of stopping to add oil (idiotic manuver).  After driving about 6 miles the engine stalled while I was idling at a stop light.  When I attempted to immediately restart the engine, the engine would not turn and I thought that the engine had seized as a result of the low oil.  After sitting for a few minutes, I attempted to start the engine and it did turn (in a very labored/slow manner) and start.  It ran very rough but I drove it a couple hundred feet to a gas station where I got a quart of oil and added it to the engine. I started it again and was able to limp home, about two miles.  The engine had very little power, a small fraction of what it normally had.  It barely accelerated at low speeds, but once I was up to around 30 MPH it ran better and had better acceleration...but the poor performance at low speeds returned after slowing down.
 
Here's the list of fault codes that it shows currently: 

-P0340 Camshaft position sensor A circuit bank1 or single sensor.

-P0172 System too rich bank 1P0300 Random/multiple cylinder misfire detected

-P0302 Cylinder 2 misfire detectedP0304 Cylinder 4 misfire detected

-P0306 Cylinder 6 misfire detected

-P0172 System too rich bank 1

Other than the notable oil leak, the vehicle ran great prior to this event and exhibited no issues with performance/driveability.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  

Thank you very much!


Hammer Time
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Jan 10, 2021, 2:18 PM

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Re: 1998 Camry running really rough after I won the idiot contest Sign In

Don't waste your time with codes. You destroyed the engine and now you need a new one.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 11, 2021, 10:16 AM

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Re: 1998 Camry running really rough after I won the idiot contest Sign In

OP: 250k on the thing now 23 years. It's had enough YOU owe it! These are known top shelf for lasting nothing does without lube any which way oil or some electric only thing after I'm gone.


Great car IMO it had it already you need another even the same you can find one under 100k only with history of care V6 isn't necessary IMO the 2.2 (4cyl)) was / is plenty - hindsight now,


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Hammer Time
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Jan 11, 2021, 10:28 AM

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Re: 1998 Camry running really rough after I won the idiot contest Sign In

Not to mention it was run without oil until it seized and then only added 1 quart and drove it some more.



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