2007 Toyota Camry V6 Engine Oil Capacity

Here is the engine oil capacity and more for a 2007 Toyota Camry V6 so you can DIY your oil change.
Written by Abbey Orzech
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
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If you’re driving a 2007
Toyota Camry V6
, you’re getting comfort, safety, and performance all in one—but you’ll have to know its engine oil capacity and stay up to date on its oil changes to keep it that way. 
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2007 Toyota Camry V6 engine oil capacity

Let’s dive in with what you’re here for: what’s your 2007 Toyota Camry V6’s oil capacity? 
This V6-engine trim of the Toyota Camry has a 3.7-liter engine that has an engine oil capacity of 6.4 quarts or 6.1 liters. We just established two “liter” metrics, so let’s break them down.
A 3.7-liter engine means that the engine’s cylinders take up a volume of 3.7 liters. This value is known as the engine’s displacement. An engine oil capacity of 6.1 liters tells us how much motor oil is needed in the Camry’s engine each time you change the oil. These two values can’t be interchanged, so be careful. 

What kind of oil does a 2007 Toyota Camry V6 need?

So now that we’re familiar with the amount of oil needed in the 2007 Toyota Camry V6 engine, we’ll need to establish the kind of oil needed to perform the
oil change
The engine is designed to work in specific conditions with a specific type of motor oil, so blindly grabbing a bottle at the local auto shop won’t do. 
The owner’s manual for a 2007 Toyota Camry V6 stipulates an engine oil grade of premium 5W-30 synthetic motor oil
The oil grade indicates an oil’s thickness, or viscosity, in both cold and hot conditions. The “5” followed by the marker for cold, “winter” conditions, “W”, tells us that the oil’s viscosity level in the cold is low. 
The “30” indicates a higher viscosity and thicker, though by no means the thickest, oil quality at hotter temperatures. Altogether, 5W-30 describes the optimal oil conditions for that engine’s functionality. 
Synthetic oil is also recommended for this engine. It has a range of benefits over conventional motor oil like better fuel economy, better engine performance at low and high temperatures, and less engine wear. 
Toyota makes its own Genuine Motor oil that they recommend in the owner's manual, but you can use a different brand of motor oil as long as it meets the same standards and requirements.

How often to change oil on a 2007 Toyota Camry V6

Making the switch to at-home oil changes for your 2007 Toyota Camry V6 will likely come with an adjustment period, one of the adjustments being how to know when it’s time for an oil change. 
Toyota's recommended maintenance schedule suggest an oil change for a 2007 Toyota Camry V6 every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. That’s a solid benchmark to stick to with conventional oil, but most synthetic motor oils can last 7,500 to 10,000 miles
You’ll also need to account for your driving times and distances. If you’re a driving machine, your oil may need changing more often. For those of you who drive less often, it’ll take a longer time for your oil to get contaminated. 
In either drive-habit scenario, you’ll want to check your oil regularly to make sure the quality and level are where they should be. Keep your eyes, nose, and ears out for these signs of bad oil:
  • Dark brown or black oil color. Clean oil will be amber in color. 
  • Burned or smokey smell. Low levels of oil or contamination in the oil can cause a burned smell to leak out. 
  • Sludge consistency or gritty texture. Clean oil will look like smooth syrup. 
  • New noises from the engine. Contaminated oil or not enough oil can lead to problems in your engine, like engine knocking. 
  • Poor engine performance. Slower acceleration, worsening fuel mileage, and sputtering or stalling are all potential signs of bad oil gumming up your engine’s works.

How to change your oil and oil filter

When you reach the appropriate miles driven or notice other signals of poor oil quality, you’re ready to change the oil. Grab these materials:
  • Socket wrench 
  • Drain pan 
  • Filter wrench
  • Replacement oil filter
  • 6.4 quarts of 5W-30 synthetic oil 
The
oil change shouldn't take too long
, but it does need to happen with a warmed-up engine. Take your Camry V6 for a spin around the block or let it idle for a few minutes to let the engine reach its normal operating temperature
Once it’s there, turn the engine off while your car is on level ground and then get started with these steps: 
  • Open the hood to find and remove the oil fill cap
  • Shimmy under the engine with the socket wrench and drain pan. Remove the oil drain bolt
  • Let the old oil drain into the drain pan and take the old oil filter out
  • After the old oil is drained completely, install the new oil filter
  • Put the oil drain bolt back on and wipe any excess oil away. 
  • Get back under the hood and pour 6.4 quarts of 5W-30 into the fill hole
  • Replace the oil fill cap
After changing your oil, it’s a good idea to turn on your car and let your engine run for about 30 seconds before you check the oil level. This will give you a more accurate measurement, and you’ll be able to top it off if necessary.
Check the dipstick for the correct oil level and turn your engine back on. Make sure there aren’t any leaks and you’re good to go! Just pour the old oil into a sealable container for proper disposal at your local recycling center. Do not dump any oil onto the ground or in your garbage. 

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