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#3195440 - 11/23/13 07:54 AM Re: 1997 Toyota Camry - What kind of oil??? [Re: NHGUY]
justinh384 Offline


Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 76
Loc: Wrightsville, GA
Originally Posted By: NHGUY
$1700 with that many miles and a spray can paintjob?
Seriously,I wouldnt have given over $500.

Be aware,the rear trailing arm bushings on these cannot be replaced and you must buy new Toyota arms for $300 each.
Just saying..

Remember different areas have different used car markets.

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#3195566 - 11/23/13 10:10 AM Re: 1997 Toyota Camry - What kind of oil??? [Re: NHGUY]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1584
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Any other car in this price range is beat and has more miles here in Phoenix.
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#3196243 - 11/24/13 01:02 AM Re: 1997 Toyota Camry - What kind of oil??? [Re: justinh384]
diver1972 Offline


Registered: 08/11/12
Posts: 143
Loc: US, Georgia
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
My question is what oil to use on it?
One that's of a specified grade (i.e. 5W or 10W-30). smile

Originally Posted By: dareo
Focus on a good cooling system before it gets hot again.
Yes, cooling system issues are the cause of more engine failures than oil-related causes.

Originally Posted By: Falcon_LS
With the 5S-FE being a sludger, I would keep the intervals down with conventional oil and no more than 5,000 miles with a decent synthetic.
I think 5k miles is quite conservative in this application.

Originally Posted By: justinh384
Originally Posted By: NHGUY
$1700 with that many miles and a spray can paintjob?
Seriously,I wouldnt have given over $500...

Remember different areas have different used car markets.
thumbsup But a homemade spray paint job would surely reduce any given vehicle's value; however, its effect on value is relatively insignificant on a 16-year-old daily driver like this.
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#3197430 - 11/25/13 10:03 AM Re: 1997 Toyota Camry - What kind of oil??? [Re: Nick1994]
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Registered: 02/19/13
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The paint isn't as bad as I thought, first time I saw it it was raining, it isn't gorgeous but it's good enough

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#3197444 - 11/25/13 10:12 AM Re: 1997 Toyota Camry - What kind of oil??? [Re: Nick1994]
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Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 3595
Loc: Buffalo, NY
I'd use Mobil 1 High Mileage 5W-30 in winter, and 10W-40 there in summer, based on the fact that those engines sometimes had sludging issues.


Edited by Nickdfresh (11/25/13 10:13 AM)

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