Toyota Camry

1996-2001 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Toyota Camry
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 1.2. Information before driving of the car
- 1.3. Independent maintenance Choice of engine oil Check of level of cooling liquid of the engine The choice like coolant Check and replacement of the filter of the air conditioner
   + 1.3.2. Wheels and tires
   + 1.3.3. Electric components
   1.3.4. Water additive in a washer tank
   + 1.3.5. Replacement of lighting lamps
+ 1.4. Technical characteristics
+ 1.5. Several councils upon purchase of the car
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. Exhaust system
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Electric equipment Choice of engine oil


The recommended viscosity (SAE)

Use the universal SH engine oil, "Energy-Conserving II" or SJ, "Energy-Conserving" of the class API or the universal ILSAC engine oil.

The temperature range considered before the following shift of oil

If you use viscosity of the SAE 10W-30 engine oil or is higher at extremely low temperatures, the engine will become difficult to be started therefore it is recommended to use the SAE 5W-30 engine oil.

API service symbol

ILSAC certification sign

Signs of identification of oils

One of two or both registered API brands are added to some containers of oils to help to choose oil which is necessary have to use.

The symbol of service of API is located somewhere on the outer side of a container.

The top part of the label shows quality of oil on API (The American oil institute) by means of designations, such as, of SJ. The central part of the label shows a grade of viscosity of SAE, such as, of SAE 10W-30. The inscription "Energy-Conserving" shown in the lower part indicates that oil has ability of economy of fuel.

ILSAC certification sign (Committee on the statement and standardization of lubricant oils) is displayed on the forward party of a container.