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Hey Guys, Bought a used Kluger KXR with 85k on the odo last week from a first owner. Three days ago i started the car in the morning and a cloud of white smoke came out of the exhaust. this is the first time ive experienced an issue of this nature with my cars, so i switched the engine off and checked the engine oil dipstick, it was way over the full/max mark. went to my local mechanic to drain excess oil and to my surprise the oil was in a VERY bad shape. when we checked the engine oil cap i could clearly see oil sludge build up inside the rocker cover aswell. so we did an engine flush and replaced engine oil/filter. the white smoke went away for the time being. after driving for almost 70kms, i had to overtake a car infront of me on the freeway and upon accelaration out came a big white cloud of smoke until i let go of the throttle; which did not clearly compromise engine’s performance by the way. i became cautious and spoke to my mechanic about it over the phone, he told me to add engine stop leak/smoke additive to recondition the valve seals. it was after business hours so i could only but the additive the next day. i kept using the car for tbe day and no smoke at all, even on heavy load/acceleration. and even no smoke on cold start the next morning. i was happy that its nothing to be worried about anymore. but then again today in the morning when i started the car, out came the same white smoke cloud from the exhaust for 15-20sec (picture attached: at it was 32 degrees at the time when i took the picture) with a funny smell and then when i revved the engine on idle there was smoke came out for the first couple of revvs and then no smoke at all. any suggestions and past experiences with such problems on a toyota V6 or kluger and what should i do for starters? i cant even say that the services on the logbooks are fake coz they were stamped from the dealorship!! i would appreciate any recommendations on expert mechanics for this job. Cheers!
I have a 2007 Tarago V6 GLX. I took it for a 120 000 km service and was told by Toyota that I need to replace the engine because of an Oil Sludge issue. The engine is getting noisy too. I would look like to know if anyone else had a similar issue? I'll have to replace the engine with a used engine as it is too costly. Does anybody have experience with used engines?