Toyota Camry

1996-2001 of release

Repair and car operation

Kamri's Toyota
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 1.2. Information before car driving
- 1.3. Independent maintenance Choice of engine oil Check of level of cooling liquid of the engine A choice such as a coolant Check and replacement of the filter of the air conditioner
   + 1.3.2. Wheels and tires
   + 1.3.3. Electric components
   1.3.4. A water additive in a washer tank
   + 1.3.5. Replacement of lighting lamps
+ 1.4. Technical characteristics
+ 1.5. Some councils upon car purchase
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. Exhaust system
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Electric equipment Choice of engine oil


Recommended viscosity (SAE)

Use universal SH engine oil, "Energy-Conserving II" or SJ, "Energy-Conserving" of the class API or universal ILSAC engine oil.

The temperature range considered before the following change of oil

If use viscosity of SAE 10W-30 engine oil or is higher at extremely low temperatures, the engine needs to be started, therefore it is recommended to use SAE 5W-30 engine oil.

Symbol of service of API

Sign of certification of ILSAC

Signs of identification of oils

One of two or both registered API brands are added to some containers of oils to help to choose oil which is necessary should to use.

The symbol of service of API is located somewhere on the outer side of the container.

The top part of a label shows quality of oil on API (The American oil institute) by means of designations, such as, SJ. The central part of a label shows a grade of viscosity of SAE, such as, SAE 10W-30. The inscription of "Energy-Conserving" shown in the lower part, specifies that oil possesses ability of economy of fuel.

The sign of certification of ILSAC (Committee on the statement and standardization of lubricant oils) is displayed on the forward party of the container.