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Old 10 Dec 2006, 03:04 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Recently purchased a 2002 Camry 4cyl that was a one owner lease and has but
53000mi.
The dealer changed the oil before I bought it and it has regular 5w-30 oil
in it right now.
I don't know what the previous owner used.

Am due for a oil & filter change now and the question is:
Do I continue to use regular oil 5w-30 or would this be a good time to
switch to synthetic 5w-30 ?
If I do switch to synthetic, what change interfere would be recommended, I
have always have been a firm believer in Oil & filter every 3000.

Thanks
Jerry



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Old 10 Dec 2006, 06:01 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"JJ" <Theom@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Recently purchased a 2002 Camry 4cyl that was a one owner lease and has
> but
> 53000mi.
> The dealer changed the oil before I bought it and it has regular 5w-30 oil
> in it right now.
> I don't know what the previous owner used.
>
> Am due for a oil & filter change now and the question is:
> Do I continue to use regular oil 5w-30 or would this be a good time to
> switch to synthetic 5w-30 ?
> If I do switch to synthetic, what change interfere would be recommended, I
> have always have been a firm believer in Oil & filter every 3000.
>
> Thanks
> Jerry


If you switch to full synthetic, you can go easily go 5-6-7K miles between
changes. However, sometimes it is not best to switch to synthetic after a
car has been running on conventional oil for so long, so you may want to try
a synthetic blend, or at least use 10W-30 synthetic, especially if you
experience any oil usage between changes (as a result of the slipier oil and
engine wear).

I have a 98 Camry V6 with 60K miles, and have used full synthetic since 5K
miles (2nd oil change), and have never experienced any noticeable oil usage
between changes.


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Old 10 Dec 2006, 06:45 pm   #3 (permalink)
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The major oil manufactures state you can go from dino to synthetic and
back again with no problem. This subject has come up often in the
Camry and other forums, might do a TN history search.


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Old 10 Dec 2006, 06:56 pm   #4 (permalink)
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For a 3000 interval dino oil will do fine. Going to synthetics may
result in oil leaks through gaskets previously plugged by varnish from
dino oil. Oil leak is the primary reason for not switching over to
synthetics after long periods of using dino oil unless that engine has
a sludge problem like the 2.2L and 3.0L.


JJ wrote:
> Recently purchased a 2002 Camry 4cyl that was a one owner lease and has but
> 53000mi.
> The dealer changed the oil before I bought it and it has regular 5w-30 oil
> in it right now.
> I don't know what the previous owner used.
>
> Am due for a oil & filter change now and the question is:
> Do I continue to use regular oil 5w-30 or would this be a good time to
> switch to synthetic 5w-30 ?
> If I do switch to synthetic, what change interfere would be recommended, I
> have always have been a firm believer in Oil & filter every 3000.
>
> Thanks
> Jerry


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Old 10 Dec 2006, 07:22 pm   #5 (permalink)
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I knew there was several reasons for not switching to synthetic after the
engine had be using dino oil. Makes sense not to switch to synthetic and
continue to use "dino" oil.
No oil leaks now and don't want any. No sludge as far as I can see by
looking in the filler cap and no oil burning.
Think I'll stick with "dino" oil @ 3000mi.

Thanks
Jerry

<johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> For a 3000 interval dino oil will do fine. Going to synthetics may
> result in oil leaks through gaskets previously plugged by varnish from
> dino oil. Oil leak is the primary reason for not switching over to
> synthetics after long periods of using dino oil unless that engine has
> a sludge problem like the 2.2L and 3.0L.
>
>
> JJ wrote:
> > Recently purchased a 2002 Camry 4cyl that was a one owner lease and has

but
> > 53000mi.
> > The dealer changed the oil before I bought it and it has regular 5w-30

oil
> > in it right now.
> > I don't know what the previous owner used.
> >
> > Am due for a oil & filter change now and the question is:
> > Do I continue to use regular oil 5w-30 or would this be a good time to
> > switch to synthetic 5w-30 ?
> > If I do switch to synthetic, what change interfere would be recommended,

I
> > have always have been a firm believer in Oil & filter every 3000.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Jerry

>



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Old 10 Dec 2006, 07:26 pm   #6 (permalink)
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I knew there was several reasons for not switching to synthetic after the
engine had be using dino oil. Makes sense not to switch to synthetic and
continue to use "dino" oil.
No oil leaks now and don't want any. No sludge as far as I can see by
looking in the filler cap and no oil burning.
Think I'll stick with "dino" oil @ 3000mi.

Thanks
Jerry

<johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> For a 3000 interval dino oil will do fine. Going to synthetics may
> result in oil leaks through gaskets previously plugged by varnish from
> dino oil. Oil leak is the primary reason for not switching over to
> synthetics after long periods of using dino oil unless that engine has
> a sludge problem like the 2.2L and 3.0L.
>
>
> JJ wrote:
> > Recently purchased a 2002 Camry 4cyl that was a one owner lease and has

but
> > 53000mi.
> > The dealer changed the oil before I bought it and it has regular 5w-30

oil
> > in it right now.
> > I don't know what the previous owner used.
> >
> > Am due for a oil & filter change now and the question is:
> > Do I continue to use regular oil 5w-30 or would this be a good time to
> > switch to synthetic 5w-30 ?
> > If I do switch to synthetic, what change interfere would be recommended,

I
> > have always have been a firm believer in Oil & filter every 3000.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Jerry

>




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Old 10 Dec 2006, 08:43 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"toyomoho" <toyomoho.2imm9n@no-mx.forums.yourdomain.com.au> wrote in message
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> The major oil manufactures state you can go from dino to synthetic and
> back again with no problem. This subject has come up often in the
> Camry and other forums, might do a TN history search.
> --
> toyomoho


Your interpretation is not exactly correct.

There is no incompatibility with the oils (conventional and synthetic). This
is obviously true since they synthetic blends, which are a combination of
conventional and synthetic.

However, there may be problems with you engine after running on conventional
oil for a long time and then switching to synthetic. This is because you
will get a lot more engine wear with conventional, and synthetic is more
slippery and can more easily get past the piston rings and values than a
conventional oil, causing some problems. I think this can easily be
addressed by using a synthetic blend, or by using a higher viscosity
synthetic.


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Old 10 Dec 2006, 08:46 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"JJ" <Theom@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I knew there was several reasons for not switching to synthetic after the
> engine had be using dino oil. Makes sense not to switch to synthetic and
> continue to use "dino" oil.
> No oil leaks now and don't want any. No sludge as far as I can see by
> looking in the filler cap and no oil burning.
> Think I'll stick with "dino" oil @ 3000mi.
>
> Thanks
> Jerry


There are a lot of theories of where oil comes from, but dead dinosaurs is
not a source that is generally accepted by scientists.


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Old 10 Dec 2006, 09:24 pm   #9 (permalink)
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True, I think it's mostly from vegetation.


"Mark A" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> "JJ" <Theom@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:iu2fh.89$pc2.59@newsfe02.lga...
> >I knew there was several reasons for not switching to synthetic after the
> > engine had be using dino oil. Makes sense not to switch to synthetic

and
> > continue to use "dino" oil.
> > No oil leaks now and don't want any. No sludge as far as I can see by
> > looking in the filler cap and no oil burning.
> > Think I'll stick with "dino" oil @ 3000mi.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Jerry

>
> There are a lot of theories of where oil comes from, but dead dinosaurs is
> not a source that is generally accepted by scientists.
>
>



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Old 11 Dec 2006, 03:12 pm   #10 (permalink)
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I bought 02 V6 with 63kmi and swithced to syntentic. I think my car was
somewhat abused by previous owners. I did have a few problems, which camry
of this age\milage don't have.

I purchased a few dozen of quarts of Pennzoil full syntetic and keep
changing it every 5-6kmi. No oil leaks and the oil looks brand new when I
drain it. (or maybe this brand just don't darken much)

Syntetic does seem a little quaiter, but other than that I don't know if
there's a real difference. Some people swear by it, others think it's a
scam. I woudn't use it in American Engines because of the leaks, but in
Japanesse I would if the price on syntetic oil is good.

One of the reasons I switched to this syntetic oil was the price. PepBoys
had this oil for very cheap after 2 rebates (pepboys and manufactures). I
basically got 6 quarts for $2 + tax. At the same time PepBoys had good deals
on their oil filters (anywhere from 1c-99c after rebate), which I grabbed
half a dozen. So, I was all set for a good 5-6 oil changes.

Also, Valvoline offers free syntetic once in a while. I managed to get 5
quarts, but holding it for later use (it's for high milage vechicles, so I
figured I'll use it last)
If the sysntetic wasn't that cheap, I'd stick with regular oil. I used
regular in my 94 Accord and have not had any problems at all at 225kmi.



<johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> For a 3000 interval dino oil will do fine. Going to synthetics may
> result in oil leaks through gaskets previously plugged by varnish from
> dino oil. Oil leak is the primary reason for not switching over to
> synthetics after long periods of using dino oil unless that engine has
> a sludge problem like the 2.2L and 3.0L.
>
>
> JJ wrote:
>> Recently purchased a 2002 Camry 4cyl that was a one owner lease and has
>> but
>> 53000mi.
>> The dealer changed the oil before I bought it and it has regular 5w-30
>> oil
>> in it right now.
>> I don't know what the previous owner used.
>>
>> Am due for a oil & filter change now and the question is:
>> Do I continue to use regular oil 5w-30 or would this be a good time to
>> switch to synthetic 5w-30 ?
>> If I do switch to synthetic, what change interfere would be recommended,
>> I
>> have always have been a firm believer in Oil & filter every 3000.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Jerry

>



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