The Toyota Camry is a great car to have. It’s reliable, durable, and easy to maintain. But don’t let a small oil change keep you from enjoying your car! This article will walk you through the steps of changing the oil in a 2011 Toyota Camry.
2011 Toyota Camry Oil Change Guide [hide]
2011 Toyota Camry Oil Type
The 2011 Toyota Camry is a front-wheel-drive car that has been manufactured since 2002. The oil type for this vehicle changes depending on the model year, engine size, and whether multi-viscosity oil was used in the previous service interval. Most vehicles have an automatic transmission while some have a manual transmission or both available options. There are three different engines sizes with varying horsepower ratings so it’s important to consult your owner’s manual when selecting an appropriate weight of motor oil for this particular vehicle.
Toyota recommends using engine oil “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” SAE 0W-20 viscosity for 2.5L and SAE 5W-30 for 3.5L engine for good fuel economy and good starting in cold weather.
The oil capacity with the filter of 2.5L 4-cylinder (2AR-FE) engine is 4.7 quarts (4.4 liters), whereas, for 3.5L V6 (2GR-FE) engine, the capacity is 6.4 quarts (6.1 liters).
SPECIFICATION OF OIL
Toyota recommends using Toyota Genuine Motor Oil in the viscosities defined above. You can also use an oil that meets the Toyota specification and is certified by International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC) for gasoline engines next brands:
2011 Toyota Camry Oil Change Intervals
The 2011 Toyota Camry is designed to run on synthetic or regular oil. The car’s engine doesn’t need a lot of maintenance, but one thing you will need to do is change the oil every 5000 miles or every five months.
Oil changes are important for your vehicle’s health and performance. To maintain proper fluidity of the motor and coolant systems, it must be changed regularly.
Luckily, changing out all that old dirty oil in your 2011 Toyota Camry takes just about an hour thanks to our handy guide below!
Best Oil for 2011 Toyota Camry
With the right kind of oil, your 2011 Toyota Camry will be running smoothly. If you want to know which is best for it, keep reading!
Oil (Our Choice) – Castrol Edge Advanced Full Synthetic Oil. For a 2011 Toyota Camry, the best oil is Castrol Edge advanced full synthetic. This type of oil will make your vehicle last longer and run more smoothly. The great thing about this brand of oil is that it also helps reduce carbon build-up in the engine which means your car has less chance for failure.
Oil Filter (By Manufacturer) – Toyota recommends a filter from Purolator Purolator TECH Engine Oil Filter compatible with Toyota Camry. When it comes to protecting vehicles and drivers from dirt and debris, nothing gets by Purolator filters. Since inventing the oil filter in 1923, Purolator has been relentlessly perfecting oil, air, cabin air, and fuel filters. With countless filtration patents, Purolator is trusted by technicians and DIYers alike to provide advanced filtration and protection. It’s their mission to stay a step ahead.
How to Change Oil By Yourself – Step by Step
Changing your car’s oil is not hard. Let me tell you how.
STEP 1: PREP
You will need an oil pan, wrench set, oil filter wrench to 65, need a 14 millimeter ratchet and new oil seal gasket for this project. You can also use RTV Sealant or Vaseline on top of the old gasket before putting it back into place if you want extra protection against leaks.
First thing you want to do is get it up on some ramps. Pop the hood.
Put some pan down under your car so that any drops of oil won’t get all over the garage floor when we drain out the old engine fluid from underneath your car by removing the drain plug with our wrench set.
STEP 2: REMOVE THE COVER
Remove the screw holding onto the plastic cover plate by using a 14-millimeter ratchet and pull off plate carefully – there is most likely going to be some more dirty engine oil than usual underneath this plastic cover plate.
STEP 3: DRAINING THE OIL
Use your wrench to remove the drain plug carefully, holding onto it with a rag so that any oil drippings are caught by what you have put down under your car in case of spills. Make sure not to let go of the bolt as most likely if you do there will be some major engine oil spilled on the garage floor!
STEP 4: REPLACE THE OIL FILTER
Replace Old Oil Filter with New one (Make sure you hold an old filter as it still has some amount of oil in it). Remove O-Ring from the new filter before installation, if present.
STEP 5: ADD THE NEW OIL
Put a new gasket over top of the old one and screw back into place using a wrench set – make sure not to use too much force or tighten bolts too tightly because these bolts might strip out easily if tightened excessively which would cause leakages later on when driving around town.
Pour in the amount of new oil which is specified on your owner’s manual. Make sure to use a funnel when adding oil so you don’t spill any.
STEP 6: PUT BACK THE DRAIN PLUG
Use wrench to tighten bolt back up again and put plastic cover plate back on top!
So, there are the final touches.
Pour in some new engine oil filter liquid using a funnel with rags wrapped around any extra spills so that none of it gets all over garage floor or underneath car. Let’s start this 2011 Toyota Camry by holding onto the key, turning it multiple times until we hear knocking noise indicating successful starting process – check dashboard for proper levels before driving away from home!
And we’re done.