Toyota Camry V50 - engine oil

The degree of wear of individual components of the Toyota Camry V50 engine is largely dependent on how the car is operated and maintained. First of all, care must be taken to minimize friction between the metal elements and maintain an optimal operating temperature. The basic principle for extending the life of an engine is the use of high-quality engine oil and its regular replacement.

Owners of Toyota Camry 50, at a time when it is time for maintenance, often wonder - what is the best choice of oil ?! It is also worth considering that the viscosity of the oil affects its proper operation, because filling the engine with an improper oil may not manifest stability in operation, for example, coarser engine operation is observed.

Engine 2.0

For the 1AZ-FE motor that Toyota Camry 50 2.0 ACV51 is equipped with, the following types of API oils of categories SL, SM, SN or ILSAC universal motor oil are most suitable. Recommended viscosity: SAE 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30, as well as API universal motor oil of the SL, SM or SN category: SAE 15W-40 and 20W-50.

But you do not need to fill the first one on the counter with the specified viscosity. The manufacturer only recommends the use of oil, with which the motor will work properly under certain conditions (hot or very cold climate). In most cases, for the climate prevailing in the CIS countries, the best choice would be oil with a viscosity of 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30.

The manufacturer does not play a special role, it is important not to purchase a fake. Of the most reputable brands, it is worth noting - Amsoil, Idemitsu, NGN, Petro-Canada, Shell or the original Toyota oil.

After restyling, the 1AZ motor was replaced with 6AR-FSE (Camry V55) and, according to the choice of oil, it was recommended that the engine follow the same recommendations as for 1AZ (depending on conditions), but first of all, use 0W-20 oil, which Recommended for this motor.

Engine 2.5

In the Toyota Camry 50 engine 2.5 ASV50 - 2AR-FE, the manufacturer recommends pouring 0W-20 engine oil. It is also permissible to use oils of other viscosity 0W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30.

As with the 2.0 engine, it is necessary to take into account the region and the climatic zone in which the car is used and choose the best viscosity oil for the Camry engine. In some cases, and depending on the ambient temperature, it is permissible to use 0W-20 oil year-round; in another case, it is necessary to pour 5W-30 in summer and 0W-20 in winter. 30th oil will also be a better choice if the engine is subjected to more frequent loads.

Camry V50 2.5 Owners Prefer Such Proven Engine Oils:

  • Amsoil Signature Series 100% Synthetic 0W-20
  • Gulf Ultrasynth X 0W-20
  • Toyota 0W-20 (can)
  • Idemitsu Zepro 0W-20 GF5
  • Mobil 1 0W-20 Advanced Fuel Economy USA
  • Motul 8100 Eco-lite 0W-20
  • NGN Future 0W-20
  • Xenum Nippon Energy 0W-20
  • Petro-Canada Supreme Synthetic 0W-20 API SN
  • Shell Helix Ultra 0W-20 API SN
  • Wolf Ecotech 0W-20 FE
  • United Eco Elite 0W-20

Engine 3.5

The following types of API engine oils of the SL, SM, SN or ILSAC multipurpose oils are suitable for the 3.5 liter 2GR-FE Camry V50 GSV50 engine. Recommended viscosity SAE 5W-30, 10W-30, as well as API (SL, SM or SN) SAE 15W-40 and 20W-50.

When to change

Despite the manufacturer's recommendation that Toyota Camry replace engine oil every 6200 miles, it is recommended to change the oil every 3100-4400 miles for city traffic or change up to 6200 miles if the car is used in most cases in the countryside.

How much oil

2.0 1AZ 2.0 6AR 2.5 2AR 3.5 2GR
With filter: 4.3 4.4 4.4 6.1
Without a filter: 4.1 4.1 4.0 5.7

The data are for a complete oil change in the system, for example after major repairs. When changing the oil, less than the amount indicated in the table is poured, since a small amount of oil remains in the pan during the replacement. For example, instead of 4.4 liters, it is possible to pour 3.6-3.7 liters.

Video: 2.5 motor replacement instruction

All the recommendations that were given above are also relevant for other Toyota models, as they were equipped with the same engines as the Camry 50.

Модель Engine & Displacement Year of issue
Avalon XX30, XX40 2GR 3.5 2004-2015
Avensis Verso 1AZ 2.0 2001-2009
Camry XV30 1AZ 2.0 2001-2006
Camry XV40 2GR 3.5 2006-2011
Camry XV70 6AR 2.0 с 2017
Harrier XU30 2GR 3.5 2003-2013
Highlander XU40, XU50 2AR 2.5/2GR 3.5 2007-2017
RAV4 CA20, XA20 1AZ 2.0 2000-2005
RAV4 XA30 1AZ 2.0/2GR 3.5 2005-2014
Venza GV10 2AR 2.5/2GR 3.5 2008-2016
Lexus RX270 AL10 2AR 2.5/2GR 3.5 2012-2015
Lexus ES200 XV60, XV70 6AR 2.0 с 2015
Lexus ES350 XV60 2GR 3.5 2015-2018
Toyota Alphard H20/H30, Blade E150, Estima AHR20, XR50, Mark X Zio NA10, Picnic XM20, Sienna XL20/XL30, Vanguard XA30, Vellfire H20/H30