I just grabbed this link from Tacoma Territory of a sludged engine. Not pretty! http://www.poulindressage.com/images/toyota/IMG_1004.JPG It was from this thread: http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14313 Enjoy!
quote:Because they're generally outstanding vehicles, but as with any machine, they're not perfect. They're just far less imperfect than a lot of other choices, both foreign and domestic. Compare the relatively short-lived Toyota sludge debacle with the notorious GM 60-degree V-6 and it's chronic leaking intake seals. Toyota, albeit with some reluctance, corrected the hot heads / oil passage issue and has offered an extension of warranty coverage for owners who can show that they made some effort to care for their vehicles. GM, on the other hand, has essentially told it's customers "FU" with respect to the leaky intakes -- once the factory wty is up, you're on your own. If someone comes up with the perfect car, I'll buy one whether it's made in the US, Japan, or on Mars. In the meantime, while I'm longing for perfection, I'll look for an obtainable "best". In this contest, Toyota is always near the head of the pack.
ick. Why are Toyota's so "valued"?