A friend has a Toyota Auris, he messaged me that it won't start and if I can come help jump start it. He drove it few days prior no issues and yesterday it just wouldn't fire up.
Got there, used a battery check tool and it said "Battery OK Battery Low" so didn't think much of it. Connected jump leads let it charge up etc. Still would not start at all.
He then mentioned he had to top up his oil last month about 2L worth which I then thought that is extremely odd for it to burn that much, personally suspected a leak. Checked his oil was bone dry. So I went to get oil and topped it up.
Even swapped batteries with my one still nothing, his battery is fine as was able to start my car with it and after running it for a bit also checked, good level on the tool.
Is his engine likely totalled? Allegedly these cars are known to have oil issues/burning etc high amounts.
When trying to start it, when it turns over nothing sounds out of ordinary, no noises/grinding or whatnot, pumping the accelerator ever so slightly get a small rev rise and it sounds as if it's about to fire up but nothing.
Is there anything else that can be checked/tried without having to pay for a diagnosis? As if engine is likely totalled he doesn't want to waste money for a diagnosis to find that out as he will just scrap it.