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Old 01 Aug 2003, 04:48 pm   #1 (permalink)
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97 Camry LE 4 cyl. 82,000 miles.

The manual calls for 5W-30 oil. I have 5 quarts of 10W-30 I want to use. I
live in Southern Virginia. Will this be OK?


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Old 01 Aug 2003, 06:48 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"badgolferman" <badgolferman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> 97 Camry LE 4 cyl. 82,000 miles.
>
> The manual calls for 5W-30 oil. I have 5 quarts of 10W-30 I want to use.

I
> live in Southern Virginia. Will this be OK?
>
>


I personally would NOT use any other grade of oil than what the manual
recommends. 10W-30 can be used in higher temperatures, whereas 5W-30 is more
or an all-temp oil. Why not stick with what the manual says?

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Old 01 Aug 2003, 07:15 pm   #3 (permalink)
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It's ok to use the 10w-30
"Bhuvan" <nospam> wrote in message news:3f29aa8f_2@newsfeed...
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> "badgolferman" <badgolferman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:leBWa.3561$qf.3042@lakeread06...
> > 97 Camry LE 4 cyl. 82,000 miles.
> >
> > The manual calls for 5W-30 oil. I have 5 quarts of 10W-30 I want to

use.
> I
> > live in Southern Virginia. Will this be OK?
> >
> >

>
> I personally would NOT use any other grade of oil than what the manual
> recommends. 10W-30 can be used in higher temperatures, whereas 5W-30 is

more
> or an all-temp oil. Why not stick with what the manual says?
>
> ~Bhuvan
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>



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Old 01 Aug 2003, 08:20 pm   #4 (permalink)
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badgolferman wrote:
> 97 Camry LE 4 cyl. 82,000 miles.
>
> The manual calls for 5W-30 oil. I have 5 quarts of 10W-30 I want to use. I
> live in Southern Virginia. Will this be OK?
>
>


Sure, no problem at all.

--





Hey, do you smell that? Smells like something died?
Is it dogshit on the bottom of your feet?
Nope, its just Uday and Qusay!
I slept better last night knowing they have assumed
room temperature!
Looking forward to seeing these rotting corpse of these thugs
on TV!

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Old 01 Aug 2003, 09:25 pm   #5 (permalink)
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In article <leBWa.3561$qf.3042@lakeread06>, "badgolferman"
<badgolferman@yahoo.com> wrote:

> 97 Camry LE 4 cyl. 82,000 miles.
>
> The manual calls for 5W-30 oil. I have 5 quarts of 10W-30 I want to use. I
> live in Southern Virginia. Will this be OK?


Use it up. Probably best to use it in the summer where the extra
viscosity might do you some good.

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Sean Elkins RKBA
Owenton, KY
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Old 02 Aug 2003, 03:32 am   #6 (permalink)
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well i have a supra turbo (7MGTE engine)
and i picked up some mobil 1 synthetic oil, it's rated at 5w-50. not
knowing much about oils i assumed that will be fine, but now i'm told it's
too thin for my type of engine.

does it all depend on where you live? ie temprature?
any advice on what to use?

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> In news:leBWa.3561$qf.3042@lakeread06,
> badgolferman <badgolferman@yahoo.com> jubilantly posted:
> > 97 Camry LE 4 cyl. 82,000 miles.
> >
> > The manual calls for 5W-30 oil. I have 5 quarts of 10W-30 I want
> > to use. I live in Southern Virginia. Will this be OK?

>
> Use it. Both are meet grade 30 at operating temperatures. You're going
> to have to see zero degree cold start for any difference to be apparent.
>
> Pay no attention to the fools who can't discern the difference. ;-)
> --
>
> ~~Philip
>
> cantankerous | kan-TANG-kruss | adjective: difficult or irritating to
> deal with.
>
> Example: Philip was always cantankerous in the morning, given to snapping
> and snarling until he'd had his first cup of coffee and a soothing hot
> shower.
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Old 02 Aug 2003, 06:20 am   #7 (permalink)
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SNIP
> well i have a supra turbo (7MGTE engine)
> and i picked up some mobil 1 synthetic oil, it's rated at 5w-50. not
> knowing much about oils i assumed that will be fine, but now i'm told it's
> too thin for my type of engine.

SNIP

Whether you use 5Wxx synthetic or 5Wxx dino oil doesn't make a difference.
One is not thiner than the other.
But synthetics are superior to dino, that's for sure. But it has nothing to
do with how "thin" the oil is.

JP


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Old 02 Aug 2003, 11:26 am   #8 (permalink)
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I asked my dealer the same question, car calls for 5w30. They recommend it
for easier starting in cold weather. 10w30 works fine, will not void
warrenty.
"badgolferman" <badgolferman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> 97 Camry LE 4 cyl. 82,000 miles.
>
> The manual calls for 5W-30 oil. I have 5 quarts of 10W-30 I want to use.

I
> live in Southern Virginia. Will this be OK?
>
>



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Old 02 Aug 2003, 10:00 pm   #9 (permalink)
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i'm not asking about the difference between sythetic and dinosour oil, i was
hoping someone with abit of knowledge could tell me what viscosity rating
would be suitable for my supra (7mgte) or just advice about viscosity. i
don't have a manual with the car to tell me what rating to use.

> SNIP
> > well i have a supra turbo (7MGTE engine)
> > and i picked up some mobil 1 synthetic oil, it's rated at 5w-50. not
> > knowing much about oils i assumed that will be fine, but now i'm told

it's
> > too thin for my type of engine.

> SNIP
>
> Whether you use 5Wxx synthetic or 5Wxx dino oil doesn't make a difference.
> One is not thiner than the other.
> But synthetics are superior to dino, that's for sure. But it has nothing

to
> do with how "thin" the oil is.
>
> JP
>
>



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Old 03 Aug 2003, 12:25 am   #10 (permalink)
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In news:3f2c7adb@news.comindico.com.au,
cd <urantiacjd@dodo.com.au> jubilantly posted:
> i'm not asking about the difference between sythetic and dinosour
> oil, i was hoping someone with abit of knowledge could tell me
> what viscosity rating would be suitable for my supra (7mgte) or
> just advice about viscosity. i don't have a manual with the car to
> tell me what rating to use.


A 10w-40 will be fine.
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~~Philip

cantankerous | kan-TANG-kruss | adjective: difficult or irritating to
deal with.

Example: Philip was always cantankerous in the morning, given to snapping
and snarling until he'd had his first cup of coffee and a soothing hot
shower.


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