I recently purchased an ’07 Camry CE and while everything is functional and it hasn’t used a noticeable amount of oil I was made aware of the dreaded 2AZ-FE oil consumption (after buying). Usually I do more research and due diligence when buying cars, but I figured, “eh, it’s a Toyota.” It was my mistake for not looking into it more but the miles are fairly low (134k) and it’s a 5 speed manual, which is something I enjoy.
Anyways I remember seeing on a forum that pink marks on the dipstick and a few engine locations indicate that either the TSB work had been done or it had been check for the oil consumption problem by Toyota. I don’t remember which it indicated and can’t seem to find that post again, and if it’s the latter I know Toyota was a bit lenient with what they considered a problem level oil consumption. Ultimately should have been a recall and rightfully damaged their reputation with many folks. I tried looking my VIN up on their website for TSB/recall stuff but it kept returning an error.
My question is, is there any under the hood inspection I can do to see if the work has been done? Also, I’m just curious to hear more first hand accounts of this issue from those who’ve owned a 2AZ from the effected years, even if they’re stories that won’t settle my concern. Thanks in advance.