Toyota Camry V70 - engine oil

Toyota Camry is in demand in its segment and confidently holds the lead in sales. Each Camry 70 owner would like his new car to last a long time and not cause problems, and this is possible. The main unit of the car is the engine, which without proper maintenance will not work properly. One of the main procedures for servicing the engine is the timely replacement of engine oil. New and high-quality engine oil is not only cleanliness in the lubrication system of the power unit, but also the key to its trouble-free operation, reliability and a long service life.

The most common questions with the onset of the maintenance period are: when is it best to change the oil in a Camry V70 engine, what is the best viscosity for the motor and which manufacturer is the best ?! We hope in this article you will find answers to your questions.

Engine 2.0

Toyota Camry 70 2.0 is equipped with a 6AR-FSE 4-cylinder engine, for which engine oil with manufacturer approval is recommended: API SL, SN, SM. Classification depending on the conditions of use of the car: SAE 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30, but first of all it is necessary to consider the oil 0W-20, which is recommended for this power unit.

Engine 2.5

For CIS countries and Europe Toyota Camry V70 2. ASV705 is available with a 2AR-FE motor. It is recommended to use oils 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30 for this unit. The choice of most owners Camry XV70 2.5:

  • TOYOTA MOTOR OIL 0W-20 SN/GF-5 (original oil in a can: number 08880-12205)
  • Mobil 1 x2 ESP 0W-20
  • Idemitsu Zepro 5W30 SN

Of course, the choice on these oils is not limited, and in some cases it may not be possible to find your own oil from the first or second time, since the motor behaves differently with different oils.

For the US market, the Toyota Camry 70 was offered with the A25A-FKS 4-cylinder engine. The 2.5-liter (AXVA70) is recommended to pour API SN / RC class oil. Recommended viscosity SAE 0W-16, which is the best choice for fuel economy and good start in cold climates. It is also possible to use SAE 0W-20 oil, but the manufacturer recommends replacing it with 0W-16 the next time you change the oil.

Engine 3.5

For engine 3.5 V6 2GR-FKS Camry 70 (GSV70) it is recommended to use oil of the class: multigrade engine oil ILSAC GF-5 with viscosity - SAE 0W-20, especially if the car is mainly used in cold climates and for short-distance trips (with active driving 0W-20 oil quickly loses its properties). 0W engine oil is designed for subzero temperatures, faster lubricates the system and improves engine starting in cold winters.

Depending on climatic conditions (warmer, hotter zones or summer period), high loads, in order to prevent the rings from occurring and possible breakdown of the oil film into the motor, it is better to pour thicker oil - 0W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W- 40. In warmer regions, 5W-30 is the best choice and some Camry V70 owners use it year-round.

Of the most popular oils and based on reviews from Camry 70 owners, the best are oils:

  • Chevron Havoline ProDS 0W-20 API SN Dexos1 Gen2
  • Petro-Canada Supreme Synthetic 5W-30
  • Petro-Canada Supreme Synthetic 0W-20 Dexos1 Gen2
  • S-Oil Seven Red1 0W-20 API SN
  • Shell Helix Ultra 0W-20 API SN
  • Toyota 0W-20
  • Toyota 5W-30

I would also like to note that in addition to the Toyota Camry 70, the above engines were installed on other models, so the recommendations are relevant for cars, the list of which is given below.

Model Engine & Displacement Year of issue
Avalon XX30, XX40 2GR 3.5 2004-2015
Camry XV40 2GR 3.5 2006-2011
Camry XV55 6AR 2.0 2014-2018
Harrier XU30 2GR 3.5 2003-2013
Highlander XU40, XU50 2AR 2.5/2GR 3.5 2007-2017
RAV4 XA30 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

When to change

At Camry 70, the manufacturer recommends an engine oil change interval of every 3100 miles or 6 months, especially in more demanding conditions - frequent short trips, prolonged idling or long trips at low speed, with a heavily loaded car (roof rack, trailer) as confirmed by most car owners of the model range not only Toyota Camry, but also by other car owners from world manufacturers.

How much to pour

6AR 2AR A25A 2GR
With filter: 4.4 4.4 4.5 6.1
Without a filter: 4.0 4.0 4.2 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.