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#5259 of 5338 Re: 2007 V6 Camry Up-Date [djm2]
Aug 27, 2009 (4:45 am)
BG additive = extra profit for the dealer. The owner's manual says no additives are needed. Who knows more about your car than the people who built it?
Running your car at highway speeds for extended periods is easier on your engine than other modes. I know I can't convince you, but IMO 2500-mile oil changes are overkill in your case.
#5260 of 5338 Re: 2007 V6 Camry Up-Date [210delray]
Aug 27, 2009 (4:53 pm)
Yes, I know, ----- but it makes me feel good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best regards! ----------------- Dwayne
#5261 of 5338 Toyota installs new short engine block
May 28, 2010 (6:58 pm)
Toyota installed a new short engine block under their warranty.
The 2007 Camry used 1.25 quarts of oil, in 1400 miles of driving. The factory engine only had 40,000 miles on it. The car was tested for oil consumption. The Toyota field rep said the factory engine was .004 out of round.(cylinder). So, Toyota made good. All is well.
#5262 of 5338 Re: Toyota installs new short engine block [bob255]
May 29, 2010 (8:04 pm)
My father had same problem with 2007 Toyota camry that he bought new.
Back in 2007, his car was less than 1 year old and < 15000 miles. Oil consumption was a lot I think around 1 quart/1000 or 1500mile I don't remember exactly. But in this age and time there are no car which uses that much oil. Toyota refused to fix it, kept saying it was normal.... It was apparently a defect.... He has to trade the car in early and lost money...... Toyota just a greedy company..... They lost customer this way...
#5263 of 5338 Re: Toyota installs new short engine block [pady]
May 31, 2010 (10:42 am)
Perhaps I was fortunate that Toyota installed an new short engine block. I keep calling Toyota in California. The dealership told me that couldn't do anything for me. It was up to Toyota. I've complained to Toyota from the time the car had 1500 miles on the engine. It was more than 2 quarts low at that time. Perhaps Toyota installed the new engine now because of all their problems that beset them. I also was ready to get rid of the Camry if Toyota didn't install the new engine.
#5264 of 5338 2007 Camry using oil
Jun 02, 2010 (3:46 pm)
I have a 2007 camry with 39,000 miles was checking the oil the other day and noticed there was very little oil on the dip stick so i added a quart went to see my local dealer and as i already known that there was no leaks.The owners manual says its ok to use a quart of oil between oil changes to me this is not acceptable,i paid alot for this car for it to use oil at 39,000 miles but i guess i have to live with it.I have noticed alot of people on here have had the same problem you would think toyota would try to help fix the problem but of course they won't.My father is 85 years old and has had many new cars and i can't remember any of those using oil at such low mileage.Come on toyota help the people out that has put you where your company is today.
#5265 of 5338 Re: 2007 Camry using oil [hone44]
Jun 02, 2010 (4:54 pm)
Toyota wrote me (e-mail) and said if an engine uses one quart of oil for 1200 miles of driving, it more than likely needs repair.I called Toyota (customer care line) and got a case number. Toyota did and oil consumption test. My 2007 Camry used 1.25 quarts of oil in 1400 miles of driving. It was evalued by a Toyota field rep. Toyota put in an new short engine block under their warranty. I complained to Toyota from the time the engine had 1500 miles on it. It took me four years of complaining to Toyota. Get Toyota to do an "oil consumption test".
#5266 of 5338 Re: 2007 Camry using oil [bob255]
Jul 27, 2010 (5:56 pm)
How often do you change your engine oil? ----- I change the oil & filter in my V6 Camry every 2,500 miles, ---- and I do not use oil between "oil & filter changes!" ----- Best regards. ----- Dwayne
#5267 of 5338 Re: 2007 Camry using oil [djm2]
Jul 28, 2010 (8:00 am)
I also use an oil additive BG - MOA that is recommended by the Toyota Selling Dealer to control sludge. ---- I have used this additive since the vehicle was purchased new. ---- This might or might not be just a money making item for the dealer, --- but on the other hand, ----- Toyota does have a history of "sludge development" on the V6 engines in the late 90's and early 2000 years. ---- They were advocating LONG oil and filter changes during those years, and this just did not work out in the real world! ---- Best regards. ------ Dwayne