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New car Noob. Almost new anyway. #4492071
08/18/17 04:36 PM
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andyd Offline OP
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A pair of 2016 Camrys 4cyl. Mine is an LE with 25 K on it MDW's SE has about the same miles. Outside of oil and a filter what else if anything should I look at? I want to have them be the last cars I need. TIA


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: New car Noob. Almost new anyway. [Re: andyd] #4492093
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Really nothing, except the consumables (tires, brakes, etc)

Maybe a transmission fluid change every so often

Re: New car Noob. Almost new anyway. [Re: andyd] #4492094
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If I knew I had to live with a Camry the rest of my life I probably wouldn't live very long LOL. Just joking, but do a little more than the scheduled maintenance as with the fluids. I always drain the radiator, tranny, PS pump, etc but the manual doesn't call for that. Also, being from the North, wash your car in the winter to get the salt off.


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Re: New car Noob. Almost new anyway. [Re: andyd] #4492120
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Drain and fill 1 gallon of coolant every 2 years after 5 years from date of mfg. Toyota SLLC comes in premix jugs so it couldn't be easier.

Drain and fill some of the trans fluid every other year to keep the additive levels fresh. Avoid driving that impairs transmission cooling ability as this damages the fluid. (towing, etc)

Re: New car Noob. Almost new anyway. [Re: andyd] #4492122
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MDW stands for Midway airport. What does your abbreviation stand for?


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: New car Noob. Almost new anyway. [Re: andyd] #4492126
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I'm wondering who gives up Camry's at 1.5 years and 24k miles.... Whats the history here? CarFax clean?

Re: New car Noob. Almost new anyway. [Re: PimTac] #4492147
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
MDW stands for Midway airport. What does your abbreviation stand for?


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Re: New car Noob. Almost new anyway. [Re: andyd] #4492149
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Wash it a lot. Keep it clean, that includes inside the motor.

Good oil and decent filter. Brake fluid flush every few years (accumulates moisture). Keep clean air filter on it. Avoid parking in direct sun when you can (UV damage).

Tranny fluid refill as called for by service schedule. Shocks about every 75K. Decent tires, etc ...


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: New car Noob. Almost new anyway. [Re: andyd] #4492161
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My Dear Wife of 44yrs. I dunno, They were Certified pre-owned by the dlrs. Warrantied almost like new. I'm going to put the owner's manual in the magazine rack by the throne. I yielded to the wife's suggestion we start off with new cars. She had driven nothing but clunkers for 44 yrs. She doesn't want any more car adventures. I'm nowhere near as spry as I was when I constantly wrenched on bugs. Heck, I don't even like driving that much any more. I still have the Rat and the fastest production sedan in 1983, a 533i, to play with. The BMW needs a head refresh and a little TLC. I put a 3.46 LSD in it before my son retired it. So that will be my weekend car.

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'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: New car Noob. Almost new anyway. [Re: andyd] #4492177
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Originally Posted By: andyd
I dunno, They were Certified pre-owned by the dlrs. Warrantied almost like new.

Are CPO cars mostly Hertz/Avis/National/Budget ex-rental cars?

Re: New car Noob. Almost new anyway. [Re: oil_film_movies] #4492697
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andyd Offline OP
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I dunno.


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2

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