Camry 2005 Oil Change

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Old 18 Aug 2005, 07:50 pm   #1 (permalink)
Wes Braczkowski
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Might sound like a silly question, but I am about to make first oil change
on Camry 2005:
- how much oil to add after oil and filter change?
- I took a look at oil pan and it looks like a filter is pretty close to it
in a vertical position, just need to confirm that this is the right one
- in order to maintain my warranty do I need to keep receipts for original
oil filter, oil plug gasket and oil receipts?

I might be over cautious with these questions, but this is a very new car.
I always changed oil on my old Ford in the past, so have some experience...

Thanks,

Wes


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Old 18 Aug 2005, 08:55 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Open glove box and pull out the owners manual which Toyota provides --- the
engine oil capacities w&w/out filter is clearly listed in the back. It
varies depending on if yours is a 4 or V6. Yes - you need to keep
oil/filter receipts and log of when changed. Oil plug does not have to be
changed every oil change.

"Wes Braczkowski" <wbraczko@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Might sound like a silly question, but I am about to make first oil change
> on Camry 2005:
> - how much oil to add after oil and filter change?
> - I took a look at oil pan and it looks like a filter is pretty close to
> it in a vertical position, just need to confirm that this is the right one
> - in order to maintain my warranty do I need to keep receipts for original
> oil filter, oil plug gasket and oil receipts?
>
> I might be over cautious with these questions, but this is a very new car.
> I always changed oil on my old Ford in the past, so have some
> experience...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Wes
>



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Old 18 Aug 2005, 09:55 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Wes, if you are doing your own, might I suggest something that I have
done for the past 10 years or so, and that is to replace the drainplug
with a fumoto drain valve (www.fumotovalve.com).

It has seriously made my life much easier in terms of changing the oil.
And, at least for me, make your own decision, I have never had a
problem with it, even on the low-slung Camry. At least look at their
website for a hoot.

Yes, that filter you see is the oil filter. It's in a horrible spot on
the camry, I never fail to drip oil all down my arm while changing the
filter. I much prefer the Toyota's of yore when the filters were placed
on the SIDE of the block.

The other factor with the camry, probably not if you are doing your
own, there is some sort of metal flange in the middle of the fill hole,
so be cautious you don't jam some sort of object down in there while
putting in the new oil and mangle the flange. But, with DIY, probably
not an issue.

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Old 19 Aug 2005, 08:28 am   #4 (permalink)
Wes Braczkowski
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Yes, found the oil details in section 8 ("Specifications") as you have
recommended. I am still a little amazed in a power of communications when
used in a positive way. Thanks a lot!
"Wolfgang" <NOwolfgangdieterSPAM@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Open glove box and pull out the owners manual which Toyota provides ---
> the engine oil capacities w&w/out filter is clearly listed in the back.
> It varies depending on if yours is a 4 or V6. Yes - you need to keep
> oil/filter receipts and log of when changed. Oil plug does not have to be
> changed every oil change.
>
> "Wes Braczkowski" <wbraczko@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:u1aNe.12674$7R.755544@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
>> Might sound like a silly question, but I am about to make first oil
>> change on Camry 2005:
>> - how much oil to add after oil and filter change?
>> - I took a look at oil pan and it looks like a filter is pretty close to
>> it in a vertical position, just need to confirm that this is the right
>> one
>> - in order to maintain my warranty do I need to keep receipts for
>> original oil filter, oil plug gasket and oil receipts?
>>
>> I might be over cautious with these questions, but this is a very new
>> car. I always changed oil on my old Ford in the past, so have some
>> experience...
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Wes
>>

>
>



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Old 19 Aug 2005, 08:29 am   #5 (permalink)
Wes Braczkowski
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Thank you very much for these details!
<timbirr@mailcity.com> wrote in message
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> Wes, if you are doing your own, might I suggest something that I have
> done for the past 10 years or so, and that is to replace the drainplug
> with a fumoto drain valve (www.fumotovalve.com).
>
> It has seriously made my life much easier in terms of changing the oil.
> And, at least for me, make your own decision, I have never had a
> problem with it, even on the low-slung Camry. At least look at their
> website for a hoot.
>
> Yes, that filter you see is the oil filter. It's in a horrible spot on
> the camry, I never fail to drip oil all down my arm while changing the
> filter. I much prefer the Toyota's of yore when the filters were placed
> on the SIDE of the block.
>
> The other factor with the camry, probably not if you are doing your
> own, there is some sort of metal flange in the middle of the fill hole,
> so be cautious you don't jam some sort of object down in there while
> putting in the new oil and mangle the flange. But, with DIY, probably
> not an issue.
>



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