Considering 2005: but 4cyl or 6?

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Old 03 Apr 2005, 10:28 am   #1 (permalink)
Bob H
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Default Considering 2005: but 4cyl or 6?

Is anyone out there leadfooting a four and finding it adequate?

I cruise daily at 80 mph with bursts to 90, no passengers or other load
(just me). Is this car stable enough for that type of driving?

Also, I like to do my own maintenance when I can, but I understand the 2.4's
oil filter is a PITA to get at. Haven't checked the 3.0's location.

Does the 3.0 V6 have any redeeming qualities besides more power? It's still
a belt//cam affair I believe, where the SE's 3.3 has a chain (lucky owners).

Any tranny shifting issues with the 5A? I read it has wicked delays
sometimes, and other times can't decide which gear to use, so it waffles.

Whew.


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Old 03 Apr 2005, 11:31 am   #2 (permalink)
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The 4 fine at 80-90 , you should try both if speed and aceleration are
what you want

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Old 03 Apr 2005, 12:33 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Considering 2005: but 4cyl or 6?

"Bob H" <dontspam@nospam.org> wrote in message
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> Is anyone out there leadfooting a four and finding it adequate?
>
> I cruise daily at 80 mph with bursts to 90, no passengers or other load
> (just me). Is this car stable enough for that type of driving?
>
> Also, I like to do my own maintenance when I can, but I understand the

2.4's
> oil filter is a PITA to get at. Haven't checked the 3.0's location.
>
> Does the 3.0 V6 have any redeeming qualities besides more power? It's

still
> a belt//cam affair I believe, where the SE's 3.3 has a chain (lucky

owners).

The 4 Cyl in my 05 Camry has chain. Not that I opened it, but the factory
service manual says it has a chain. It also has only one belt with 6 pullies
on it.

>
> Any tranny shifting issues with the 5A? I read it has wicked delays
> sometimes, and other times can't decide which gear to use, so it waffles.
>
> Whew.
>
>



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Old 03 Apr 2005, 10:17 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Its right in the front and not difficult to service once you know where it
is. It even connects hanging down so no oil spils. I had a 93 and it was
on its side next to the hot exhaust manifold.

"Bob H" <dontspam@nospam.org> wrote in message
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> Also, I like to do my own maintenance when I can, but I understand the
> 2.4's oil filter is a PITA to get at. Haven't checked the 3.0's location.



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Old 04 Apr 2005, 12:12 am   #5 (permalink)
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> Also, I like to do my own maintenance when I can, but I understand the
> 2.4's oil filter is a PITA to get at. Haven't checked the 3.0's location.


I have a 2005 4 cylinder and the oil filter is very easy to replace. You do
have to access it from underneath however.

Don in Tracy, Calif.


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Old 04 Apr 2005, 11:13 am   #6 (permalink)
Daniel
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Default Re: Considering 2005: but 4cyl or 6?

I cruise daily at 80 mph with bursts to 90, no passengers or other load

(just me). *Is this car stable enough for that type of driving?
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My '94 LE 4 cylinder is very stable under those conditions.
The only possible limitation (for Camry in general) is that if you
encounter dips at speed, the softer shock settings allow a fair amount
of vertical movement initially.
Might be helpful to check the SE version if you can find it in a 4
cylinder.

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