Oil pressure dropping on 2003 Toyota Camery

Asked by Jan 25, 2017 at 10:45 PM about the 2003 Toyota Camry SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2003 Toyota camery after. Driving for 20 to
25 miles oil light comes on. Check oil and
it's full using 5w30 syn. Would it hurt to run
a straight 30w or 10w30 it has 170,000
miles

4 Answers

4,210

If this engine is not low on oil...and....the engine is not noisy....you may have a bad Oil Pressure Sending Unit....or....the circuit is faulty. We would begin the diagnosis by checking oil pressure with the appropriate OP gauge. Changing the oil to a thicker viscosity would be an interesting experiment. Let us know the result.

118,315

I had an old Toyota Celica that started having oil pressure problems any way long story short I had to run 20/50 racing oil in the summer and ran 10/40 in the colder months, and it always helps at minimum 18 psi at idle and that was enough to keep it alive for 2 years of driving it everyday, as it was also,burning oil just had to make sure it was always full. HTH

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66,455

There is always good old 15-40 diesel oil that can be tried.

66,455

If you live in a cold climate area, straight 30 wt. may make it impossible to start.

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