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Oil gage wont move

10w30 weight no additives, maybe flow meter

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Oil pressure suitch bad or disconected or bad gage ok let me know

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  • Hi, Lijo.

  • The manufacturer recommends 5W30 conventional. I like Castrol myself. for a 1996 Camry. Newer Camry's require a 5W20 synthetic but not yours. Looks like 4 quarts is the amount.

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