It seems that you're doing pretty well with that. You certainly won't need to do any oil shopping for that vehicle for some time.Yours is one of those that I was talking about. Supposedly Toyota addressed the ring issue in the 2010/2011 year model, but I still hear a lot of later model vehicles still having the issue.
Also seems it tends to start in the 40,000 to 60,000 range and get worse from there.
Like I said, @ just over 60,000 miles, mine uses maybe 1/2 qt in 5,000 miles (started noticing it around 40,000 miles), and I am keeping an eye on it.
Just looked up what oils I have used in it since new:
All changes have been ~every 5,000 miles, and from 4-12 months in time.
- Toyota conventional 5w-20 (x4)
- Pennzoil Platinum 5w-20 (x2)
- Auto Zone Synthetic 0w-20
- Quaker State Synthetic 0w-20 (x2)
- Quaker State Synthetic 5w-20
- Rotella Gas Truck 0w-20
- Castrol Magnatec 0w-20
I keep hoping that by using synthetic it will help prevent issues, but no idea.
I am going to continue to use up my stash of 0w-20 in this vehicle (Mobil 1 AFE for 1 change, then 3 changes with Pennzoil Platinum HM).
Then I will move to 5w-20 in the stash (if I have any left), then 5w-30.
Why, just because. I have another 24,000 miles of 0w-20 use, and at 5,000 miles every 8-9 months, I have a few years before I need to think about it.
Yeah, I am at 8.5 years now, and 61,000 miles. It will be at maybe 70,000 miles at the 10 year mark.It seems that you're doing pretty well with that. You certainly won't need to do any oil shopping for that vehicle for some time.
The idea that Toyota/Scion fixed the piston oil hole problems by 2011 is likely related to the Camry getting the new engine about 2011. Other models that used the 2AZ-FE had dropped it before the Camry. ( RAV-4, etc.) The Scion XB used the same troubled engine to end of that model in 2015. All Scion XB2's are included in the Toyota warranty enhancement for piston replacement. If you flunk their sealed engine 1000-1100 mile oil consumption test. 10 years or 100,000 miles from first in use date of the car.
Right, okay I see. Well I don't really care about brands when it comes to "quality", I mostly look to approvals, specifications and licenses. So I guess using that logic any brand that carries the license or approval which addresses the specific problem that was asked about is a quality oil as opposed to an oil that does not have that license or approval.
If I was stuck on brands that would make it hard to take advantage of sales and rebates
Mine has 182k on it and consumption issues. 0w40 and 0w30 don’t help. Rings are the problemHonestly, I have ran M1 0W-40 in our Toyotas for years without issues and would recommend that if you listed it. However, I would recommend M1 0W-30 in your list of oils. Gas mileage will drop a touch with a slightly thicker grade, but at 180K there are gonna be other factors that play a larger role.
Drive it hard, that was my last ditch effort for my lexus and it worked.I’ve tried every oil from 0w20 to 20w50 and M1 HM 10w40. None have helped my consumption. Bought my 09’ Camry LE with 100k on it, around the 120k mark is when consumption started. Sooner or later it will ruin the catalytic converter also if it’s burning oil.
That's a great engine known for its longevity. I would suggest 5w30 valvoline max life high mileage. A lot of good reports with it.Newly acquired 2AZ-FE. 180K miles on the clock. No clue if it was fixed by Toyota or not, all I know is it was in for a consumption test (don't even know the results, just know the test was performed - these were Toyota's words). I know these have bad rings and are notorious for burning oil like crazy. I plan to change the PCV valve immediately as a precaution. I'm debating what oil would be the most beneficial. I know that no oil will fix bad rings, just looking to choose the best option under the circumstances. Note that this will be slightly short-tripped (6 miles 1-way) in-town most of it's life and the owner can't drink yet & has a lead foot. I'm just looking for the best of the following answers, as these are the oils I already have plenty of on hand for pennies on the dollar:
A. Mobil Super Synthetic 5W-20
B. Mobil Super Synthetic 10W-30
C. Mobil 1 HM 5W-20
D. Mobil Super HM (blend) 10W-30
E. RGT 5W-20
F. RGT 5W-30
G. Mobil 1 Truck & SUV 5W-30
H. Mobil 1 Truck & SUV 5W-20
I. Mobil 1 Truck & SUV 0W-20
I guess my two key questions are...
1. Will the cat be better off with synthetic over a blend? My guess is whichever burns less, which both should be about the same...
2. Will a XW-30 help or hinder the specific issue with the 2AZ-FE versus a XW-20? More specifically, will a lower viscosity help the oil problem or the other way around?
My initial thoughts are to use D, because it's the cheapest/most plentiful oil I have, I think a XW-30 may help consumption, and ultimately it's going to burn no matter what...
How about you just grow up?OK so you're telling me no valvoline then?
Well... you've talked me into it. I'll only use what you use even though you never state. I assure you though that thats what I'll use. Furthermore!! Until I find out, I'll refrain from driving anymore for the safety efficiency and longevity of all our combustion powered motor vehicles!