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#5221 of 5646 Re: 2007 camry rattles and water pump [djm2]
Sep 25, 2010 (1:11 pm)
That's some excellent gas milage for your 2007 Camry XLE with the V-6 Dwayne. I wish I could say the same for my Camry XLE V-6 which I'm planning on selling in a few months. The car has been very well maintained. I have the oil changed every five to six months and replace the air filter every year. Tires always have the right amount of air in them and they're rotated every six months. Since the day I bought the car brand new from the Toyota dealership my milage has been poor. The dealer says it's because it has 268 horsepower but my friend's 2005 Nissan 350Z has more horsepower, is also an automatic and gets much better milage. My car has only 26,000 miles on the odometer. My next car will be American made.
#5222 of 5646 Re: 2007 camry rattles and water pump [barronc]
Sep 25, 2010 (5:03 pm)
Thanks for the "come back" to my posting. On road trips doing 55 to 60mph I have had this vehicle up to 34mpg on 87 octane / no-name fuel. When I am in Pennsylvania, I purchase 87 octane "Sheetz Gasoline!" I have no idea who supplies the fuel to this vendor. I change my oil and filter every 2,500 at the dealer, and my dealer recommends an oil additive BG / MOA. I have used this additive in the oil since the vehicle had it's first oil and filter change. My Camry has a 6 speed automatic transmission. I have had no issues with this vehicle. It was manufactured in Japan!
Best regards. ---------- Dwayne
#5223 of 5646 Re: 2007 camry rattles and water pump [djm2]
Sep 25, 2010 (5:17 pm)
Dwayne, may I inquire what tires you're using on your Camry? I also have an '87 Camry XLE V6 and I used to average 28-29 MPG. I recently replaced my tires (35K miles on the originals) with brand new ones and my MPG plummeted to 24MPG. I have read that tires can make a noticeable difference on fuel economy, but I'm stunned at the disproportion.
#5224 of 5646 Re: 2007 camry rattles and water pump [thetxstang]
Sep 26, 2010 (4:11 am)
You can look up your tire characteristics on tirerack.com. You may want to have your alignment checked.
#5225 of 5646 Re: 2007 camry rattles and water pump [thetxstang]
Sep 26, 2010 (10:46 am)
I am on my second set of "original equipment Michelin Tires." --- I got 50,000 miles out of the first set, and I had the selling dealer intall four new tires and perform a four wheel alignment. ---- I like to keep everything original equipment. By purchasing tires from the dealer, I can get tire service from any Toyota dealer while on the road! This is important to me since I do over the road trips!
Best regards. ----------------- Dwayne
#5226 of 5646 Re: Flickering radio lights [ledzepplin]
Sep 27, 2010 (11:03 am)
Anything that can go wrong with my 2007 Camry XLE V6, HAS. The VTT-I oil hose blew in my car and there is a recall on it.
#5227 of 5646 Re: Flickering radio lights [lisabaker1989]
Sep 27, 2010 (1:55 pm)
I soon as I started to read about this oil line problem, I had my line replaced under the extended 100,000 mile warranty! ------ It took about four hours to replace it with a steel line! ------ I had to be "professionally insistent" to get the dealer to replace this part prior to it failing. ------ Once I told them that I "did not want to experience this oil line failure while on the road," ----- they agreed to replace this oil line!
Best regards. ------------ Dwayne
#5228 of 5646 Re: Flickering radio lights [lisabaker1989]
Sep 27, 2010 (5:54 pm)
Yes I know, I brought my 2007 Camry XLE V-6 into the dealership for the accelerator problem and the service manager said there was also a recall on the oil hose. He said they'd replace it along with the accelerator fix that same day. Up to that time I knew nothing about the oil hose recall.
#5229 of 5646 Re: Flickering radio lights [barronc]
Sep 28, 2010 (3:42 am)
Good Morning barronc:
At the present time I have two (2) primary vehicles. ---- A 2007 V6 Camry XLE, and a 2010 - 4 Cyl Malibu LTZ. ---- I have all of my service performed at the "selling dealer," (which is the reason why I am VERY CAREFUL about choosing the dealer), when I make a vehicle purchase. ---- I keep "outstanding service records" on both vehicles, and the dealer is aware of this fact. ---- My service intervals for each vehicle is "HALF" of what is recommended by the manufacturer. (Example: ---- My vehicles are serviced every 2,500 miles.) ---- When making a service appointment, I keep my "sales person" involved in the process. He / she has a vested interest in the quality of service that I receive, "IF" they want to sell me another vehicle. ----- If I give them all of my service business, I expect outstanding service, and outstanding customer relations, by both the service department and the sales department. ------- I treat the service personal in both dealers in a very professional manner, and in return, I receive very professional service. ----- (I send "hand written thank you notes" after the service has been completed, ---- I leave a "small cash tip" for the service technician, ---- and I give a "bottle of cheer" to my service writer, service manager and sales person at the "Holiday Season!") ---- If you want to be treated as a professional, be seen as a professional person. (Treat everyone with respect, and show your appreciation when service is provided.) ---- I am proud to say that I have two outstanding dealers, and I would purchase another vehicle from them without question. ----- My Camry has been trouble free in terms of malfunctions. The Malibu is a "HOME RUN" for GM and Chevrolet. Prior to purchasing the Camry, I owned a 2003 4 Cylinder Honda Accord. This Malibu drives exactly like the Honda Accord. It is a quality vehicle.
Best regards. --------------Dwayne
#5230 of 5646 Rear brakes on 2007 Camry LE, 4cyl.
Sep 28, 2010 (8:50 pm)
I have a 2007 Camry LE 4 cyl about 45000 miles. I took it to the dealer for an oil change and the dealer mentioned that I need a rear brake job badly. Their estimate is $185.
This is my first DIY brake job. I went to auto parts store and pick up Wagner Thermoquiet Rear Pads sets (QC1212 - after rebate is about $40) . With a friend's help, we took the rear tires out 1 at a time, open the brake fluid reservoir, remove the caliper, replace the pad with the Wagner pads. The whole job was done less than 30 minutes. We did not bleed the brake when I compress the caliper pistons back. Not sure if this is a good idea. The pads had an uneven wear, both inner pads (by the caliper piston) are less than 10% left while the outer pads still looks normal. I took it for a test drive and I can't tell the difference. The car still drives smooth. Anyway, I'll check it again at 50K miles.
This is weird that there were uneven wear on the rear brake pads. Just curious if anybody experience the same problem.