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#5169 of 5338 Re: Who plans on keeping their 2007 Camry for more than 100,000 miles? [djm2]
Nov 21, 2007 (10:29 am)
"because there is a "delay" in throttle response..."
"...that is a driver issue, not a vehicle issue...."
Baring other issues, considerations, I would have my software team fix any complaints of this type INSTANTLY, not allow the complaints to be ongoing for what, 2003 til...??
No, there is an underlying reason Toyota and Lexus have programmed a delay into the DBW system under certain circumstances, circumstances very adequately described, apparently, in the '93 Camry TSB.
#5171 of 5338 2007 Camry V6 XLE up-date
Dec 17, 2007 (7:17 am)
I just had the 20,000 mile service performed on the Camry. Since I do an extensive amount of driving on the highway, in addition to the oil and filter change, I had them check the brakes, flush the hydraulic brake system, rotate the tires and check the four wheel alignment. (The Camry will be one year old in January).
The vehicle is still a pleasure to drive. There are no issues with the automatic transmission. Now that the cold weather has arrived, I make it a point to warm-up the vehicle, while I remove the snow and ice from the windshield. The one thing that I do not like about the vehicle is the recessed windshield wipers. The ice and snow gets caught in the wipers, and under the hood! This can be a problem to remove. (Some warm water helps the process. Do not use HOT water!!!!! )
At the next service in Feb., I will have the automatic trans fluid changed. (Just some quality preventive maintenance). This should be done every 20,000 miles or once a year which every comes first, (especially if the vehicle sees "stop and go driving" on a regular basis.)
A CHRISTMAS GREETING:
Wishing you a beautiful Holiday Season and a New Year of Peace and Happiness. ------------ MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY & SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR!
Best regards -------- Dwayne
#5172 of 5338 Re: 2007 Camry V6 XLE up-date [djm2]
Dec 17, 2007 (2:34 pm)
Who recommended an auto trans fluid change at 20,000 miles? Your dealer? The service manual interval is what, 100,000 miles? If you do it before 50,000 miles, you're wasting your money.
#5173 of 5338 Re: 2007 Camry V6 XLE up-date [lmacmil]
Dec 18, 2007 (4:33 am)
Good Morning Imacmil:
Kindly be advised that the dealer recommends that the automatic transmission fluid be changed every 30,000 miles. Since I put on the mileage very quickly, it is just easier for me to do this service on or about the delivery date of the vehicle every year. As we all know from the postings on these boards, the transmission on the Camry is NOT its strong point! ---------- I will be doing alot of driving between now and Feb., so at the time of the trans service, I will have about 25,000 miles on the vehicle. I need to do the service when I have the free time. Next year at this time, the vehicle will probably have between 40,000 and 45,000 miles. I don't drink or smoke, so I guess that I spend my money on extreme vehicle maintenance. (My body appreciates my decision about drinking and smoking, and my vehicle operates like the day I drove it out of the showroom.) It is a "win / win" situation!!!!!!! --------------- Best regards and Merry Christmas ------------- Dwayne
#5174 of 5338 Re: 2007 Camry V6 XLE up-date [djm2]
Dec 18, 2007 (6:05 am)
Ok Dwayne. I guess doing more maintenance than necessary is better than the contrary. Just be aware that most dealers make more money on service than on new/used car sales so it's in their best interest (not yours) to recommend service more often than the manufacturer. I'm glad you are enjoying your Camry. I like mine too.
#5175 of 5338 Fuel Additive for winter driving?
Dec 23, 2007 (6:50 am)
Is anyone using a fuel additive for winter driving? A friend of mine is using a product called "Lucas Fuel Treatment"! ---- He uses 3 ounces for every 10 gallons of fuel. He claims that this product keeps the fuel system clean, and it lubricates the fuel system components.
Best regards & Happy Holidays. ----- Dwayne
#5176 of 5338 Re: Fuel Additive for winter driving? [djm2]
Dec 23, 2007 (9:25 am)
Steal his can of fuel additive and fill it with pump fuel and see if he notices.
#5177 of 5338 Re: Fuel Additive for winter driving? [djm2]
Dec 23, 2007 (9:41 am)
I would be more hesitant to purchase from a no-namie station than to worry about additives.
I tend to buy exclusively from a large marketer and periodically I switch up the brand as one formulation of fuel system additive is probably not good, but rather better to switch.
I do recommend a bottle of fuel injector cleaner every 45K or so.
Let me add this about your desire to change your engine oil often than everyone else thinks is necessary... I agree with them.
I have a Honda Accord and Honda Odyssey. I change the oil in both. I run a bit of extra oil into the pan when changing mine to remove additional old oil on each change after I've let the old stuff pour out.
Even going 5-7K between changes, I can tell my oil is still in pretty good shape. I use the weight of oil recommended and a decent brand oil, and I use a good filter. I am fairly certain for both vehicles, changing on a 3K interval would be much much too often.
For me, a transmission fluid change at 30-45K is also a wise periodic maintenance item to extend the longevity of the vehicle.
#5178 of 5338 Re: Fuel Additive for winter driving? [user777]
Dec 23, 2007 (7:31 pm)
At every oil change I check the transmission fluid condition, if it appears to be pink and clear I'm good to go.