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99 camry oil recommendation #4573152
11/13/17 07:12 PM
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florida, brevard
hakan Offline OP
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i live in central florida, have 99 camry with 220K miles. should i use 5w30 or 10w40 synthetic, or any advice? thanks

Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: hakan] #4573153
11/13/17 07:13 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
5W30 and I would run Maxlife or some other high mileage oil.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - AMSOIL SS 5w20
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: StevieC] #4573169
11/13/17 07:23 PM
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florida, brevard
hakan Offline OP
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thank you

Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: hakan] #4573171
11/13/17 07:26 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
Originally Posted By: hakan
thank you


cheers and welcome

Last edited by StevieC; 11/13/17 07:26 PM.

'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - AMSOIL SS 5w20
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: hakan] #4573176
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I have a 98 toyota avalon, and maxlife 5w30 is great for it.

Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: hakan] #4573196
11/13/17 07:43 PM
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Which engine

2.2 I4 or 3.0 V6?


'06 Toyota Camry SE V6 3MZ-FE 100k
'01 Mercury Villager Estate VG33E 52k
'06 Ford Taurus SE Vulcan 60k
'13 Chrysler 300 3.6 Pentastar 230k
Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: hakan] #4573197
11/13/17 07:44 PM
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Any old 5w30 and itíll be happy. Mine never did care which oil I ran in it.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 89k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: hakan] #4573199
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I believe your car calls for 30. In Florida with the warm weather you could run 10w-30 year round.
Don't know if you use conventional or Syn but what ever you've used would be fine.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 11/13/17 07:47 PM.

2004 Corolla 126884
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: hakan] #4573205
11/13/17 07:50 PM
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I would do a 10w30 for FL and use a high mileage oil for age. Maxlife is a good one but most name brand HM oils will be fine as well. Change it around every 4-5k.



yup
Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: michaelluscher] #4573211
11/13/17 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted By: michaelluscher
Which engine

2.2 I4 or 3.0 V6?



Yea, which engine do you have???

If it's not leaking or burning oil, I'd use a 10w30 in FL. It's hot enough that there's no need for 5w.

I had a 98 Camry V6 and used 5w30 all it's life. Currently at 300k it's sipping on 10w30. I'm also in FL.


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: hakan] #4573219
11/13/17 08:07 PM
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Crawfordville FL
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I'm in N FL and I usually run a 10w-30

Running M1 AFE mostly to find if I could see a MPG difference. I haven't.


If you start seeing high oil consumption then move up to a 40.

You could run a straight 30 if you felt like it.


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: hakan] #4573292
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In my 2.2L I was running Maxlife but didn't like that it would darken up after 5k, so I'm starting to use Mobil Super Synthetic. Will it matter? I doubt it. I'm not sure that these engines care all that much about what kind of 5W30 goes into them. 10W30 in warm weather, why not?

I do prefer synthetic though, IIRC these engines do run a bit warm. I do tons of highway--but will wind it out on occasion--so I just stick with 5k intervals. Purely out of "feel good" interval.

I buy my filters by the case online. Been a year but I was getting OEM for $4 each (10 at a time). I'm not convinced that oversized nor super fine filtration is required. YMMV.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 170k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 195k, his
Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: hakan] #4573319
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My camry seems to like Quaker State hi mileage 10w30
I would recommend that. I find it at walmart cheaply around $15. The manual says if you never drive below 0degrees C. 10w30 is acceptable.
I went through plenty of highway runs with ambient temperature 100+ degrees F. its very warm down south here
Very minimal oil loss at the end of the OCI and QS Hi Mi 10w30 is also resource conserving rated and syn blend.
Just my opinion. Good luck


04 Camry 2az-fe 209k
M1 5w30
PremiumGuard filter
Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: hakan] #4573323
11/13/17 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: hakan
i live in central florida, have 99 camry with 220K miles. should i use 5w30 or 10w40 synthetic, or any advice? thanks


New Camry is specd 0w-16 so I'm going to tell you that the 0w-20s as I find their cst @ 100 of mid 80s (i.e 8.6) to be quite remarkable given it's lightweightness which as you know helps in idling and short trips andlets just say stip and go versus highway hauler or rural. An by rural, i.e Nebraska-ish but not to the exlusion to.

Last edited by HondaBroMike; 11/13/17 09:48 PM.


Re: 99 camry oil recommendation [Re: HondaBroMike] #4573326
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Originally Posted By: HondaBroMike
Originally Posted By: hakan
i live in central florida, have 99 camry with 220K miles. should i use 5w30 or 10w40 synthetic, or any advice? thanks


New Camry is specd 0w-16 so I'm going to tell you that the 0w-20s as I find their cst @ 100 of mid 80s (i.e 8.6) to be quite remarkable given it's lightweightness which as you know helps in idling and short trips andlets just say stip and go versus highway hauler or rural. An by rural, i.e Nebraska-ish but not to the exlusion to.
The new Camry has nothing to do with the old ones, so just because they recommend a thin oil in the new ones doesn't mean the old one should go thinner.

This car is specced for 5w30 & 10w30 only.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 89k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
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