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Just had my 40k service (only done 35k - previous lady owner didnt go with the time, just the klms, but this is its 2nd service since i got in nov last year), anyways, so had the service and asked them to check the back door seals because they were letting air in - so they told me they would only replace the left side under warranty - weird?!, but whatever, maybe it was just that one?! :huh:

And then they tell me "oh there's a minor oil leak in the sump/timing cover area". :o :huh::angry:

My reaction was first shock and then ah, your joking, its an 05 model, i sold my 89 model seca because it had an oil leak. So i leave the department minus $354.45 and my jaw which is still on the service centre floor! :(

Im a 22 year old female and i love the car - but i dont thrash it or drive it hard, the previous owner was a 40 something lady and she rode the clutch and dont think she really knew how to drive, let alone drive a sportivo to its 141kw potential - so why the oil leak?

So i guess im wondering has anybody else had a minor oil leak (Aug 05 build, sportivo)?

Is it a warranty thing? (warranty expires oct/nov 08)

What do i do?

Cheers guys!!

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So i guess im wondering has anybody else had a minor oil leak (Aug 05 build, sportivo)?

I've just purchased my 2005 Sportivo from a couple who had bought it from new. It was sold to me with 51,xxx on the clock and the 50,xxx service was done just before I acquired it.

When I went to inspect the car I noticed that there was a leak around the sump aswell. Somehow they got a RWC with a leak which is very suss considering. I have to investigate further and will let you know how I go.

Cheers

Luke

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These are the first cases of oil leaks I've heard of on the sportivos or newer corollas for that matter. Maybe it's just unlucky I'm not sure but I believe Toyota's are built with a very high standard.

Hopefully they can find the source of the problem on your car blk_05_stivo and fix it before your warranty is over

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man thats pretty bad if toyota is telling u there is a problem but yet they didnt fix it

i would go back to the dealership and let them know they need to fix it and it should be covered under warranty.

can u see the leak or did they just tell u it had one ?

bcuz u would want to be able to verify it for urself if they have fixed it or not.

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The oil leak is from the Timing Cover where it meets the Rocker Cover... Common spot for leaks...

Will be covered under warranty...

Call your local dealer or the dealer you always get the car serviced at, ask to speak to the warranty managar and tell them you would like to book the car in for the oil leak to be fixed under warranty...

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helps to be in the know ben doesnt it

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The oil leak is from the Timing Cover where it meets the Rocker Cover... Common spot for leaks...

Will be covered under warranty...

Call your local dealer or the dealer you always get the car serviced at, ask to speak to the warranty managar and tell them you would like to book the car in for the oil leak to be fixed under warranty...

wat would we do without out rolla boy??? :D

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Thanks guys, i dont know what i would do without your advice! Especially being female and living in Tas - not many sportivos around!

I was pretty shocked to find out about it - as you could imagine!

Cant say the guy was real helpful either, he just said you have an oil leak and thats why we charged you $30 something to clean the engine to find it.

Then he just said we will check it when you bring it back to have the one back door seal replaced under warranty - its booked in on thursday, so we will see what happens!

I was worried cause i didnt know if it was covered under warranty, but im glad to hear it is! (i was worried because the previous owner serviced it by klms and not the time, but still i wouldnt have thought that they could say it was my fault that it has an oil leak!?)

Anyways ill update as to what they say on thursday!! ;)

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Hey guys

So i took my baby in yesty and they replaced the left hand rear door seal and they rechecked the apparent oil leak!

So they found there was a leak in the sump so they resealed no problems - under warranty thank ***!

So all fixed - lets hope it stays that way! :yahoo:

Cheers and thanx again for your help!

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Toyota's are built poorly and are assembled in south africa lol Toyota sucks balls! :toast:

I owned a toyota all I had was problems and toyota didn't want to know about it..

Xoom you should know toyota's quality of poor customer service..

Ohh and enjoy your shifting in the sportivo :P

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Hey all

Just had my 40k service (only done 35k - previous lady owner didnt go with the time, just the klms, but this is its 2nd service since i got in nov last year), anyways, so had the service and asked them to check the back door seals because they were letting air in - so they told me they would only replace the left side under warranty - weird?!, but whatever, maybe it was just that one?! :huh:

And then they tell me "oh there's a minor oil leak in the sump/timing cover area". :o :huh::angry:

My reaction was first shock and then ah, your joking, its an 05 model, i sold my 89 model seca because it had an oil leak. So i leave the department minus $354.45 and my jaw which is still on the service centre floor! :(

Im a 22 year old female and i love the car - but i dont thrash it or drive it hard, the previous owner was a 40 something lady and she rode the clutch and dont think she really knew how to drive, let alone drive a sportivo to its 141kw potential - so why the oil leak?

So i guess im wondering has anybody else had a minor oil leak (Aug 05 build, sportivo)?

Is it a warranty thing? (warranty expires oct/nov 08)

What do i do?

Cheers guys!!

I know its a little late now that u've got it all fixed but I feel your pain sista! The previous owner of mine had it for 5 years and although he only did 52,000KM +++, he serviced it according to KMs

after the 3 year warranty period, he sent it to k-mart! Like WTF man ............ idiot ............. i then took over the car which was due for a major service anyways, changed all belts, fluids and basically everything that can be changed ....................

The gears have had a hard life. When i drainned the initial gear oil, it looks metalic ....... obviously its been crunched ..... but just filled it with MT90 tonight after a few un-successful attempts at getting the right gear oil.

Shift smoother now but still can't do 1 - 2 LIFT gear change ....... But that's another story ...... :)

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