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Hi...I know this is a common issue. My question is that I bought this car from a used dealership at the beginning of March 2020. About a week or so after purchase it started to knock during start up. It's nowhere near as bad as some of the things I have seen on this forum but it is definitely starting. I don't know if it is a headgasket or if it is just sucking up oil from the intake on startup. Is there something I can do about this or am I just screwed now?
 

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Hi...I know this is a common issue. My question is that I bought this car from a used dealership at the beginning of March 2020. About a week or so after purchase it started to knock during start up. It's nowhere near as bad as some of the things I have seen on this forum but it is definitely starting. I don't know if it is a headgasket or if it is just sucking up oil from the intake on startup. Is there something I can do about this or am I just screwed now?
Did you figure this out and have an update?
 

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If you're not losing antifreeze then it's likely not a head gasket. You need to clean or replace the EGR cooler and remove the intake manifold to clean the little passages that receive air from the EGR cooler outlet and output air into each manifold runner. Also change the plugs. There's a sticky detailing this entire process on the site and linking to YouTube videos of it. It's somewhat time consuming but not terrible and relatively cheap. You also don't have to remove the wiper assembly, etc. (unlike a Prius) so don't worry about that.
 

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Knocking probably means your engine is about to blow up. If you cant return it then monitor the oil level daily. You will most likely see it is burning oil. These engines were not the best design from Toyota.
 

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Installing an oil catch can between the pcv valve and the intake solved my issue, take in mind you get what you pay as far as catch can quality, I bought a Morimoto baffled catch can
 
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