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Toyota Camry, Fuel System, Fuel System, Sedan
#2 of 117 Fuel for V6
Jan 02, 2005 (6:38 am)
Can anyone tell me if the V6 Camry requires premium unleaded?
#3 of 117 Re: Fuel for V6
Jan 02, 2005 (12:53 pm)
The 3.3 & 3.0 V6 engines can use 87 Octane, but the Owner's Manual states: "For improved vehicle performance, the use of premium unleaded gasoline with an Octane Rating of 91 or higher is recommended". Go figure!
I typically use 87 in my 2004 SE V6 (3.3) for normal driving to work and back, without any engine knocking, but I do use higher octane when I'm traveling on long drives. In southern California I like being able to drive/pass slower cars/trucks quickly especially when I'm going up a steep hill.
#4 of 117 Premium Fuel
Jan 09, 2005 (8:57 am)
Not that I'm unimpressed by my 99's performance, but would it help or hurt to use 91 octane in this 2.2L four cyl.? Any thoughts? Thanks.
#5 of 117 Re: Premium Fuel [cpo]
Jan 09, 2005 (7:09 pm)
It won't help the car's performance to use premium gas in the 4-cylinder. Save your money.
#6 of 117 2003 Solara Fuel Filter Replacement
Jan 22, 2005 (6:20 am)
I changed my FUEL FILTER at about 15k. I bought the part myself at Toyota (I think it was about $20-$35) and installed it myself.
I'm now approaching 45k and I expect I'll do it again as soon as the weather gets warmer (it's 3 degrees here today!).
In order to do this, you need a special wrench called a FLARE NUT WRENCH. DO NOT attempt to do this unless you're using this tool.
You CERTAINLY need to use TWO wrenches simultaneously, but I don't remember if the second one HAD TO BE a flare-nut type.
It probably takes anywhere from 20-60 minutes to do the job, and you should EXPECT that you will have gas leaking out for a few moments.
The most important thing is to make sure that when you're attaching the new filter you get a PROPER SEATING of the nut. If you don't, you'll be in BIG trouble. SO....don't force it and take a very close look to make sure it is going on properly.
#7 of 117 new car speed
Jun 27, 2005 (6:24 pm)
I ve bought a 2005 Camry. Is there a maximum speed recommended
for new vehicle fo first 1000 miles or so ?
#8 of 117 Re: new car speed [makarand]
Jun 27, 2005 (7:00 pm)
No, no maximum speed, but just for the first 1,000 miles vary the speed occasionally. So don't set your cruise control in NYC and drive to LA. Seriously, just vary the speed by 5-10mph every 15 minutes or so when you're driving.
Hope this helps.
#9 of 117 Re: new car speed [toyotaken]
Jun 28, 2005 (6:08 am)
Thanks ! In fact I was planning to drive from NJ to Niagara and
wud probably ve put cruise for extended periods of time.
I wont use it this time then. Got good advice in nick of time !
#10 of 117 Re: new car speed [makarand]
Jun 28, 2005 (6:24 am)
Glad I could help and I'm surprised (maybe not) that your sales consultant didn't go over this with you when you picked up your car.