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2018 Camry First Oil Change

Old 08-25-2018, 05:42 PM
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Default 2018 Camry First Oil Change

I did my first oil change on my 2018 Toyota Camry this morning. It didn't really need it quite yet, but I was curious as to how much of a PITA it would be. It actually went pretty smooth once I got it high enough off the ground. Man that thing rides low. Then it has this cheap, flimsy plastic cover, that covers up the pan and the oil filter that you have to remove.

No big deal, just 4, 10 MM bolts and it comes right off. The drain plug is right there, and the filter is just off to the side of it. Everything came off easily, and was not over tightened at the factory. The oil capacity in the manual says 4.8 US quarts. (Most likely designed by the same degreed "engineer" who designed the ultra small oil filter, that I had to buy another ultra small strap wrench to fit). So in went the whole 5 quart jug of 0W-20 Mobil 1 "Extended Performance Full Synthetic".

I fired it up, checked for leaks, then put the flimsy plastic cover back on, and I was done. After an hour of sitting in the garage I checked the oil level, and it was right up to the "full hole" on the stick, same place the factory fill was. So overall it's not too bad to deal with.

As for overall ease I would give it a 7 out of 10. Possibly an 8, if I could slap the engineer who designed the silly flimsy cover and microscopic filter.
Old 08-25-2018, 09:55 PM
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Great write up, thanks!
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