I have a 1999 Toyota Corona with a D4 engine. The engine is giving me trouble and seems to be burning all the oil. It burnt through in about a week (after topping it up completely), and I say burn because there are no leaks.
Its completely useless at the moment and it blew out a whole lot of smoke as I was driving home, before I realized what was happening.
A mechanic took a look and he says its an old engine and it must just be consuming it and that there might be an issue with the transmission? considering the smoke? (not entirely sure).
The thing is that, this car has been giving me trouble from the get go, and this is the 2nd engine on it. The previous one blew out on me for no apparent reason (had done 115k kms) and the one on there now had supposedly done 123k kms.
Any ideas as to what could be wrong? I dont know much about cars but could it just be worn rings around the piston heads?
Not a clue, any speculations would be appreciated.