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#640 of 678 cam subgear
Aug 03, 2010 (11:31 am)
hi, i notice the post about the subgear on the toyota camry.what i will like to know is, if the gears are unwound and it is installed that way, does it interfere with the timing and if it does HOW? i pull mines, 1996 4s-fe 4 cylinder and took a look at it and cant see why it should. matter of fact, i have put up quite a few without observing rule of installing the service bolt. was i lucky in getting away with this?
#641 of 678 Re: Defective Tire? [kiawah]
Aug 04, 2010 (12:28 pm)
#642 of 678 93 Toyota a.c.
Aug 06, 2010 (6:38 am)
When I purchased my 93 Camry LE, I was told that they had switched to 134a refrigerant already, because it was to be the new industry standard. I need to charge the a.c., but it has the old type fitting on it. I called the Toyota dealer and they said they switched in 94. When you have a vehicle that old, they act like they don`t want to research it for you. Am I boned?
#643 of 678 Re: 93 Toyota a.c. [nugget4]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 06, 2010 (7:15 am)
Well it's a tricky question. Most model cars switched mid-year 1993 (after August, I think) so you could have had either in 1993.
You aren't screwed, however. You can still get the R12--it's a bit expensive, but if your AC system is in good shape, one charge should last a number of years; on the bright side, the R12 probably will cool better.
The biggest obstacle is finding a shop that has some on hand or who will order it for you.
Perhaps you can compare the cost of recharging with R12 vs. conversion to R134 and go from there.
If you think it is worth it, I suppose you could sue in Small Claims court for misrepresentation of the car, but really, you probably are not damaged much beyond the $200 bucks or so to fill it with R12 (just a guess on price--any defects in your AC system, leaks, etc, would be extra).
I'd chalk this up to dealer ignorance rather than deception, but---intentional or not, it's still misrepresentation in my non-legal-expert opinion.
#644 of 678 Re: 93 Toyota a.c. [nugget4]
Aug 06, 2010 (7:49 am)
I have a 93 Camry, and it needed air condi. repair and recharged, I took it to a trusted independent auto air conditioning shop that I know is honest, So he was going to convert it from R-12 to R-134, but the issue came up to change it to R-134 that to do it you had to replace a certain part, I think the part is a valve but I forget what it is called, but this part on the 93 camry is located under the Dash, and he would have to tear apart the Dash to get to it, Many cars this part is located under the hood, So it was not worth it to convert the 93 Camry to R-134, due to,, to much work and to many man hours, So he repaired my air condi. and just used R-12 to recharge it, and the cost was about the same price, even though R-12 cost more, As it would have cost to tear the dash apart and change that part that was needed to convert it to R-134. Most auto shops have or can get R-12 ,if needed, It is availiable do not be fooled you can not get R-12. And R-12 cools alot better than R-134, As I been told many times, So now my camry air is working fine with ice cold air blowing out, And i was told converting R-12 systems to R-134 can create other problems, and than the cooling system does not cool as good as before. I suggest you go to a independent auto air conditioning specialist. not a Auto dealership for the job.
#645 of 678 3.3 V6 Oil Filter Size
Aug 11, 2010 (7:38 am)
Can someone tell me the specific diameter size (mm) of the 3.3 V6 Camry engine oil filter?
#646 of 678 Re: 3.3 V6 Oil Filter Size [fredvh]
Aug 16, 2010 (4:08 pm)
It may be quicker, to take a ruler to your local auto parts chain, and get the exact measurements you are looking for (to the degree of precision that you are looking for).
#647 of 678 If there is no 0W20 available, what's the next best oil for 2010 Camry
Oct 09, 2010 (12:06 pm)
#648 of 678 If there is no 0W20 available, what's the next best oil for 2010 Camry
Oct 07, 2010 (7:31 am)
It's hard to find 0W20 in Canada. So what's the next best oil for a 2010 Camry? 5W20 or 0W30?
#649 of 678 Re: If there is no 0W20 available, what's the next best oil for 2010 Camry 
Oct 09, 2010 (12:06 pm)
Did you look in your owners manual? My 2007 lists both, but the engine may be different depending on your model/engine.
Open that glove compartment, and turn to about the middle of the owners manual.