OK, been searching this issue and found the below post. I have a 2008 Scion Xb with 2.4 liter engine. Purchased last year with only 21K miles. Oil changed by dealership every ~5K miles (little old lady owned it). It runs great. I have changed the oil twice now, car now has 27K miles. Each time, I placed 4.5 qrts back in with oil filter change (Toyota filter), and it is overfilled by 1/2 qrt. I drain 1/2 qrt out of it and the dipstick level reads perfect at upper mark. I assume that 4 qrts should be the replacement volume with oil filter change versus 4.5 qrts per the manual. I use 5W20 per spec. When i drop the oil, I get about 3.5 qrts out with oil filter drained included in volume.
I read the below description regarding a 2.4 liter Camry engine all the way through without an answer. Toyota does not give one either. Have spoken to Toyota mechanic and they say to change every 3000 miles versus every 5000 miles. That is what I do.
The question is: How much oil do I put in on an oil/filter change? I do not wish to overfill since that is just as harmful. I do not wish to underfill either by .5 qrt. Can somebody get to the bottom of this? The Scion discussion members were amazed that I paid attention to this level of detail. If already answered with good authority response, can you point me to where this is posted?
Thanks and appreciate your input with similar experiences… but, prefer a good authoritative response!
Oil quantity of 2.4 liter Toyota Camry
May 2009 edited November -1 in Repair and Maintenance
I own a 2009 Toyota Camry SE with a 2.4 2azfe engine and 4.5 qts seems to overfill the engine. I manage an oil change place where i’ve been there almost 7 years so i know i have the skill to do my own oil change. I used a Prolater pureone oil filter #PL14477 and 4.5 qts of valvoline 5W20 full synthetic oil. When I was done I noticed that it was overfilled by a quarter of a quart. I then lowered the oil and made it on the full mark. A couple of weeks later i had a simillar Toyota Camry come through and installed 4.5 qts of oil and again it came up overfilled. I had to lower the customers oil for him and showed it to him to verify it was on the full mark. The other day I had another Camry come in and this time i only added 4.25 qts of oil and it was on the full mark. The thing that gets me is our computer at work shows it should have 4.5 qts when replacing the filter and so does the owners manual. Is it possible that the dipstick is short from the factory leaving the oil level too high? Is there a typo in the owners manual where it should say 4.25 qts instead? I know it’s only a quarter of a quart difference but i’ve never seen this happen before. If you have any feedback or experience with this issue i would really appreciate your feedback and thanks in advadnce.