Next oil change I take it to a reputable tech in my town and they too can't find a leak or burning or anything. About a month later, the engine had enough. My tech reported cylinder #2 having only about 40psi. Said the only thing to do was replace the motor, which is being done right now.
Only thing I could find about this problem was some things on the interwebz and this: http://www.autosafety.org/toyota-deal-h ... ge-judge-0
Toyota would not cover any of the repair cost so I'm eating about $2600 which sucks, but I love that car!
My tech that's replacing the motor has run into an issue with a clamp. Now, bear with me here because I'm not a tech and don't know much if anything mechanically with autos. He said this clamp holds the motor and ifs seized. They are afraid of braking it because it looks to be one of a kind and they don't think they can get a replacement from Toyota. They said it's just taking longer because of them being fragile with it.
Does that sound reasonable to anyone or has anyone heard of anything similar? Thanks for reading!
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