Q: Toyota Prado 1KZ TE diesel blow by

asked by on March 07, 2017

Hello sir,

My Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 1Kz Te, 4 cylinder diesel , 3000 cc , has blow by. but it is not consuming much oil. I want to know is there a remedy to control this blow by and bring the power back of my engine. I am considering an engine flush with liqui moly and also gonna use liqui moly 15W-50 mineral oil as recommended by liqui moly. currently I am using Castrol GTX 20W-50 mineral oil.

there is no qualified mechanic for compression test and leak test.

Kindly advise.

Regards Jamal Pakistan

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there Jamal. Blow-by is caused by damaged piston rings. We do not recommend using additives to fix mechanical damage problems. Plus, we are not able to offer services in Pakistan. You might want to consider replacing the vehicle or rebuilding the engine.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Car dead all of a sudden

If the vehicle cranks but doesn't start the fuel pump could be the issue. A fuel pressure test will deterring if the issue is a pressure problem. Some other things that should be looked at are your theft deterrent system...

Why is my battery draining overnight?

Hello. There are a few common issues on this vehicle. Before getting too far into it, I always check to see if there is any aftermarket equipment such as an aftermarket radio. Most of the time, any electronics that are...

Car not starting with good cranky sound

Hello. This may be caused by a variety of issues, of which one may potentially be the fuel pump fuse. This may also be caused by a fuel pump connectivity issue or relay. If you are mechanically able to perform...

Related articles

How to Use Intelligent Parking Assist in a Toyota Prius
The The Toyota Prius is an innovative vehicle packed with features that make your driving experience smoother and easier. One such feature is the Intelligent Parking Assist which helps a driver to properly center the Prius in a parking spot....
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Sequoia
If If you need to haul a crowd and you want the power needed to haul all the toys as well, the 2012 Toyota Sequoia might be a perfect fit. While it doesn’t have the hauling capacity of some of...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Delaware in 2012
Delaware Delaware offers a variety of weather, which means drivers have to be prepared for both the mild and the treacherous. In previous years, the best-selling vehicles have included the Honda Civic, Accord and CR-V, along with the Toyota Camry....