posted on May, 16 2014 @ 02:38 PM
a reply to: lovebeck
The Toyota Camry for many years (including your model year) has had problems with internal oil sludge buildup. The sludging is due to the fact that
the internal oil passages are too small and become even more restricted by the lack of changing oil at regular intervals.
The crankcase breather system could be faulty. A failed PCV valve ($10) if its not operating properly, could contribute to smoking from the tailpipe.
This would cause the breather system to suck up oil from the crankcase and the engine will start to burn this oil in the combustion chambers.
As mentioned here by others, you could very well have valve guide seals that are faulty or worn piston rings. Other culprits are worn spark plugs,
insufficient or weak spark, fuel system or injector problems, ignition timing problems, etc. The list goes on. Have a qualified mechanic diagnose the
problem. My guess is sludging.
edit on 16-5-2014 by JDJ333 because: (no reason given)