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Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by myke20: 3:53am On Jul 18, 2012
Hello nairalanders.

I just bought a toyota camry 2003 model xle.I just serviced it with AP visco 2000.is this a good engine oil and is it compatible with toyota cars? Also pls what automatic transmission fluid, steering oil fluid, brake fluid and coolant should I use.

Pls I need help.thanks
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by myke20: 4:17am On Jul 18, 2012
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Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by myke20: 8:44am On Jul 18, 2012
Ah make una talk now
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by kennyid76: 10:18am On Jul 18, 2012
i prefer mobil oil

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Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by myke20: 11:03am On Jul 18, 2012
Which of the mobil oil do u prefer.what of ATF fluid and power steering
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by ZIMDRILL(m): 2:17pm On Jul 18, 2012
myke20: Hello nairalanders.

I just bought a toyota camry 2003 model xle.I just serviced it with AP visco 2000.is this a good engine oil and is it compatible with toyota cars? Also pls what automatic transmission fluid, steering oil fluid, brake fluid and coolant should I use.

Pls I need help.thanks

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Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by myke20: 5:04pm On Jul 18, 2012
So what is d recomended oil na.is it total,mobil.AP or oando and what is the name joor o
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by pek(m): 5:43pm On Jul 18, 2012
For ATF, if it is an american spec, the recommended oil is Toyota T-111. You can also use Amsoil ATF. If it is not american spec, then use any Dexron 111.
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by cyonujemen(m): 7:00pm On Jul 18, 2012
@Mykw, we have the same ride. I bought it in 2010. I have been using mobile oil 50W. The one sold for N2900. Infact I buy the oil myself from the filling station. I stay there with my mechanic during the servicing. I dont just give money for the car to be servicrd. They may just buy any type of oil to reduce their cost and maximize their profit. Also avoid buying oil from our Ibo brothers. Theirs are adultrated and cheaper when compared to the filling stations. I hope this helps.
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by myke20: 11:43pm On Jul 18, 2012
@ cy thanks.Someone advised me to use AP visco 2000 which I used.hope this is a good oil sha o.cos I've nt used it before.what of for steering and ATF fluid.which one u dey use.

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Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by Nobody: 12:03am On Jul 19, 2012
Try to get the car manual. It should specify the transmission fluid and brake fluid you should use for the vehicle.

As per engine oil and coolant, I don't know much so can't give suggestions.

All the best in maintaining your car.
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by cyonujemen(m): 12:32pm On Jul 20, 2012
One other thing I want advice about is consistency. Whichever u decide to use, just be consistent.Use the oil continously. Thanks.
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by baaliyah(m): 2:17pm On Jul 20, 2012
The recomended engine oil is 5W30 (SYNTHETIC) Which is equivalent to Mobil 1. It is sold for 9k. If it is not affordable stick to Mobil 20W50, It is about 3k. buy it your self From Mobil Station as one poster advised.

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Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by sultaan(m): 11:36pm On Jul 20, 2012
ba_aliyah: The recomended engine oil is 5W30 (SYNTHETIC) Which is equivalent to Mobil 1. It is sold for 9k. If it is not affordable stick to Mobil 20W50, It is about 3k. buy it your self From Mobil Station as one poster advised.

I bet if you check both oils they are not made in the same place, one is imported and the other is made in Naija.

Which do you think is the right oil.

Get a spoonful of both oils5w30 and 20w50, heat them up over boiling water then pour them out on a slanted surface, you might see why the manufacturer said use 5w30.No matter how hot they say Naija is we don't know better than the manufacturer.

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Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by myke20: 4:26am On Jul 21, 2012
@ba aliyah thanks.is the synthetic oil the one for 9K sold in mobil?so u r suggesting I discontinue using AP visco 2000 rite.so the mobil 20W 50 is bettér dat the AP visco 2000 abi?
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by Odianose13(m): 8:15am On Aug 04, 2013
The best ATF to use for ur camry is the original Toyota T - iv . It comes in 4 litres (a tin). One tin is enuf gor ur car and its what is recomended by Toyota.

Use DOT 3 brake fluid for ur brake oil.

U use mobil XHP for ur engine oil.


I use the above 3, and my car does exceptionally great. I use a camry 2005 (big daddy)
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by elektra80: 12:47pm On Aug 04, 2013
myke20: So what is d recomended oil na.is it total,mobil.AP or oando and what is the name joor o

poster, it looks as if u are just after oil manufacturers when u should be worried about viscosity grades. Check what zm drill posted, use 5w-30 or 10w-30. It doesn't matter if its Mobil, total, AP or oando so far its the same grade.

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Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by Nobody: 4:47pm On Aug 04, 2013
elektra80:

poster, it looks as if u are just after oil manufacturers when u should be worried about viscosity grades. Check what zm drill posted, use 5w-30 or 10w-30. It doesn't matter if its Mobil, total, AP or oando so far its the same grade.
Gbam.
my car manual says 5w30 below 100k miles. Above that it recommends 10w30.
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by jeffman(m): 8:39am On Jan 02, 2014
Odianose13: The best ATF to use for ur camry is the original Toyota T - iv . It comes in 4 litres (a tin). One tin is enuf gor ur car and its what is recomended by Toyota.

Use DOT 3 brake fluid for ur brake oil.

U use mobil XHP for ur engine oil.


I use the above 3, and my car does exceptionally great. I use a camry 2005 (big daddy)

how abt for Camry 2007 XLE 6-cylinder?

abeg advice a (your) brother?
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by 6ft: 9:42am On Oct 06, 2014
ATTN ALL #TOYOTA CAR GURUS
***URGENT HELP NEEDED***

camry 2004 -xle
i4 2.4
big daddy

I got this wonder on wheels some 6mths ago its a beauty to behold and pleasure to drive..however d engine doesn't seem to hold oil for long especially after journeys! I do a 450-500k return trip every other week and after every such trip my engine oil fall short!
Before now I have tried different oil brands (from mobil, total, ap visco etc20w50) they all fell short after the trip recently I got the recommended oil (5w30) milemaster from konga and hit the road. Lo and behold a check on the dipstick the next morn was a nightmare. it had fallen short too !

p.s there are no oil leaks beneath the engine and tail pipe doesn't smoke and check engine light is not on.
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by 9icetoo(m): 4:31pm On Oct 06, 2014
Measure how much oil ur car consumes after 1000 miles. If its above 1 litre, then we will look for the cause. I have posted some things u should do in another topic.
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by 6ft: 5:57pm On Oct 06, 2014
Thanks bro @ 9icetoo I'l check out the oil consumption and get back to you..btw does the 1000miles benchmark include city & highway??
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by 9icetoo(m): 8:30pm On Oct 07, 2014
6ft:
Thanks bro @ 9icetoo I'l check out the oil consumption and get back to you..btw does the 1000miles benchmark include city & highway??
Yeah it includes city and highway. But should be more of highway.
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by 6ft: 12:39pm On Oct 19, 2014
9icetoo:
Measure how much oil ur car consumes after 1000 miles. If its above 1 litre, then we will look for the cause. I have posted some things u should do in another topic.

I measured 1000km not miles for the 1 litre mark, I use 05w30 oil specification...do I just keep topping it up and service after 5000kms

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Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by 6ft: 12:40pm On Oct 19, 2014
9icetoo:
Measure how much oil ur car consumes after 1000 miles. If its above 1 litre, then we will look for the cause. I have posted some things u should do in another topic.

I measured 1000km (not miles) for the 1 litre mark, I use 05w30 oil specification...do I just keep topping it up and do service after 5000kms

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Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by thegame(m): 8:52pm On Oct 19, 2014
Odianose13:
The best ATF to use for ur camry is the original Toyota T - iv . It comes in 4 litres (a tin). One tin is enuf gor ur car and its what is recomended by Toyota.

Use DOT 3 brake fluid for ur brake oil.

U use mobil XHP for ur engine oil.


I use the above 3, and my car does exceptionally great. I use a camry 2005 (big daddy)

please where do u get that ATF? I want to service my transmission and i need to get the recommended authentic oil. I use the 2005/6 model.

for my engine, I use total products. not the classic keg though and the car is okay. i just prefer total to mobil. I buy my oil at 3500 or so and i buy an extra 1 litre cos 4 litres dont gauge.
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by eagleeye2: 3:38pm On Oct 20, 2014
Odianose13:
The best ATF to use for ur camry is the original Toyota T - iv . It comes in 4 litres (a tin). One tin is enuf gor ur car and its what is recomended by Toyota.

Use DOT 3 brake fluid for ur brake oil.

U use mobil XHP for ur engine oil.


I use the above 3, and my car does exceptionally great. I use a camry 2005 (big daddy)
I just got another gear box, should I still stick to Toyota Type iv, or can I go for another and after sometime, say 2 months I drain the oil and use Toyota Type iv?

my car is a sienna 2000 model.
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by magnificentmav(m): 11:21am On Jan 20, 2019
I have spent more on my big daddy 03/04, seems no serious mechanic dey this Lagos, please my car dey vibrate when I turn on the Ac. And I just need help on engine and gear oil. Thanks...
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by exclusiveoloori: 1:07pm On Mar 13, 2020
Pls which type of engine oil is recommended for Toyota Camry 2003 for this Nigerian weather.
Re: Engine Oil For Toyota Camry Big-Daddy (2003 XLE) by osato45: 1:37pm On Mar 13, 2020
exclusiveoloori:
Pls which type of engine oil is recommended for Toyota Camry 2003 for this Nigerian weather.
if you car is a direct tokunbo, read your car manual and stick to the recommended oil, 5w30

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