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#4925 of 5338 Re: oil consumption and poor mileage [tinicum]
Mar 20, 2007 (4:54 am)
One quart used every 3000 miles won't harm the catalytic converter. Toyota's owner's manual says that some oil usage is normal -- even more than one quart every 3000 miles as I recall. 5W-20 is the specified oil for the 2007 Camry 4-cylinder in the US -- Canada may be different. (It had been 5W-30 for earlier models.)
I agree with isellhondas that this amount of oil usage is not a cause for concern. I'm assuming that the owner with the issue has changed the oil according to Toyota's schedule: 6 months or 5000 miles, whichever comes first.
Back to what Kiawah said about his cars never using oil, this has been true only for my 4 most recent cars, including all 3 Camrys I have owned (all 4 cylinders) plus my 1998 Nissan Frontier.
But all my cars before that (dating back to 1975) used some oil, some more than others. The two VW Rabbits I owned were notorious for excessive oil consumption, and the EPA recalled my '79 for VW to replace the valve stem seals, which were deteriorating prematurely (causing oil burning and excessive hydrocarbon emissions).
#4926 of 5338 2007 Camry SE - configuration advice needed
Mar 26, 2007 (9:02 am)
I was thinking about 07 Camry SE with leather / heated seats but with no moonroof. Dealer advised this is a difficult car to obtain - and I should either take moonroof or switch to XLE which has moonroof standard. I have not been a fan of moonroofs but wonder if you have little windnoise when riding. Have not tested out yet but appreciate advice.
#4927 of 5338 07 Camry moonroof - is it noisy
Mar 26, 2007 (9:04 am)
Appreciate advice on 07 moonroof? Is it noisy when it is open and you are on highway? I have not tested the car yet - do people think this is a problem? I do not know if there is any air deflector that is part of the moonroof - and if that is needed as an option. Thanks
#4928 of 5338 configuration advice needed 2007 camry SE
Mar 26, 2007 (9:06 am)
Just one more point on this - is that car as difficult to obtain as I am led to believe (without moonroof)
#4929 of 5338 Re: configuration advice needed 2007 camry SE [moskowa]
Mar 26, 2007 (6:07 pm)
It will likely be difficult to obtain the SE without the moonroof, considering the way Toyota "bundles" options (in fact, not according to what's shown in the brochure).
I have a 2004 Camry with a moonroof, and no doubt the 2007's is similar. There is some wind noise with the roof tilted open, but it's not that extreme at 55-65 mph. If you open it all the way, you'll definitely get more noise, but there is an accessory deflector sold by Toyota (I don't have it).
Still, I often ride around with the roof fully open on my commute (55 mph roads).
You can always leave the roof closed and just enjoy the view by opening the sunshade!
#4930 of 5338 2007 Valet Key opens trunk!--> V6 Camry LE
Mar 30, 2007 (6:52 am)
Been busy reading the owners manual like crazy and need everyone's insight. My new 2007 Camry LE with V6 came with a total of three (3) keys...2 with wireless and the remaining valet key which is NOT suppose to open either glovebox or trunk. Can anyone try using their valet key to open a completely locked Camry via the driver side door then once inside use the trunk latch (located on the driver side left door sill) to open the trunk? Did Toyota not think this through properly or did I just find a undocumented means of using a valet key to gain access to the tunk for access everyone's secured valuables?
Can anyone who has had a former Toyota extended warranty let me know how long it took to obtain paperwork from Toyota once they purchased their extended warranty? I got the original 1-piece sales literature from the dealship with limited verbage but would like to know minute details such as do they provide road towing?, loaner rides during a weekend especially if the Camy is in the shop for a protracted stay, etc.
Finally, if and when the 3yr/36k warranty lapses and you get a damaged tire requiring a complete tire replacement does this mean if the tire repair facility somehow damages one of the air presure sensors and a replacement is required, do we have to eat the cost of bringing the vehicle to a Toyota dealership getting rid of the offending air pressure dash light since the replaced tire might or might not have it's original "personized" sensor intact. Sounds simple but in New York City I believe we will fail inspection if there exists either a DTC or any vehicle dash indicator. Tahnks everyone!....
#4931 of 5338 Re: 2007 Valet Key opens trunk!--> V6 Camry LE [swong6]
Mar 30, 2007 (7:14 am)
Go back and read the manual about the key.
#4933 of 5338 Re: 2007 Valet Key opens trunk!--> V6 Camry LE [swong6]
Mar 30, 2007 (7:59 am)
Valet Key....correct. The manual is misleading. The valet key will allow entry into the car, which then the floor lever will allow entry into the trunk (even though the valet key doesn't directly open the trunk).
TirePressure.....Each of the 5 tires has a transmitter, which transmits it's 7digit ID# and it's pressure. The TPMS computer monitors these to ensure all are within tolerance. If you have to replace a sensor, be sure to have the tire dealer write down the new ID#. There is a dealer initialization process that they go thru, using a hand held TPMS tool.
The service manual for TPMS, indicates that there is a small black reset button to the left of the glove compartment (after opening it). I haven't personally done this, and proceed further on your own risk....all standard legal and self diagnosis disclaimers apply. It appears that the reset process is as follows. Inflate all the tires to their correct pressure. Turn on the Ignition, hold the reset button for greater than 3 secs. When the initialization begins it will blink the TPMS light 3 times, on and off for a second each. The TPMS ECM will then begin reading the sensors, taking approximately a minute per read. The initialization is completed, when the ECM reads successfully from all 5 sensors the pressure.
Note: it is not real clear to me whether this reset process can be used if a sensor was replaced, or whether this is just used to reset after a low tire pressure detection. There is a separate area of the TPMS service manual, which has a statement that the dealer intialization has to be used to 'register' the new TPMS ID.
#4934 of 5338 Re: 2007 Valet Key opens trunk!--> V6 Camry LE [kiawah]
Mar 30, 2007 (8:17 am)
I currently have a 2007 Camry Hybrid with the Smart Key system, and no valet key, so I can't say for sure, but it seems to me that on previous Camry's I have had, most recent 2003, there was a lever in the trunk to deactivate the "inside the car lever", so access to the trunk could be locked out. Can anyone confirm this? (I could be dreaming, as I never had a use for the valet key anyway....)
Isn't that why the folding rear seats have the levers in the trunk???