Toyota Camry '97, Mitsubishi Mirage '98 oil capacity


  #1  
Old 09-18-16, 10:19 AM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: usa
Posts: 298
Received 3 Votes on 3 Posts
Toyota Camry '97, Mitsubishi Mirage '98 oil capacity

I want to do oil change on our two cars. I just can't seem to find what quantity they both take?
They both have 177k and 172k mileage respectively. Is there any additive that should go in with oil for high mileage cars? A friend in Kansas puts Lucas oil treatment. Is this recommended and does it help, if so how?

I have read that 10W40 is good for both cars for summer and winter months specifically for Texas? IS that correct?
 
  #2  
Old 09-18-16, 11:00 AM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 70,055
Received 2,951 Votes on 2,663 Posts
The supplied owners manual is the best place to check for type and quantity of replaceable fluids.

We'd need engine sizes to positively verify oil quantities.

It looks like typically 3.8 quarts in the Toyota. 5W30 or 10W30 is factory spec.
It looks like typically 3.5 quarts or 4 quarts in the Mirage. 5W30 is factory spec.
 
  #3  
Old 09-18-16, 11:04 AM
ukrbyk's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA/ Pacific NW
Posts: 3,763
Received 43 Votes on 35 Posts
Well, is it V6 or 4 cyl Camry?

How much engine oil for a 4cyl 97 camry? - Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/1997+19...3.0+L+V6)/6392

As a rule of thumb, you want to use oil with the lowest difference between the 2 numbers, so 10W30 is better than 10W40.
10W40 is a bit heavier weight, more viscous oil, I recommend it for older cars that tend to use oil excessively.
Lucas is a great additive, it thickens oil, prevents burn out, aids with parts lubrication, softens and restores seals. You have to substitute oil for amount of Lucas you put in.
If I were you, Id go and buy cheapest oil possible at Walmart in your vehicle weight. Along with regular oil you intend to put in.
Then drain oil, refill with cheap oil and drive around for half an hour or so. Drain that oil - it'll come out pitch black - and THEN replace filter and refill with regular oil. You just safely flushed engine.
Use only best filter money can buy. Usually, it's Mobil1 or K&N, whichever one is better priced at the moment. Do NOT save money on oil filter.

Mirage:

CAPACITIES:
Engine, with filter..........3.5 quarts [1]
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........5.3 quarts
Automatic Transmission, F4A41-1 Initial Fill..........3.7 quarts
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
4 speed F4A41-1..........8.2 quarts
Manual Transmission, F5M41-1 (5-SPD)..........4.4 pints
 
  #4  
Old 09-19-16, 06:37 AM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: usa
Posts: 298
Received 3 Votes on 3 Posts
Thank you for all the answers, both cars are 4 cylinders
1997 Toyota Camry 4-Door Sedan Automatic LE Specs
1998 Mitsubishi Mirage 4-Door Sedan 1.5L Automatic DE -> Specs

From Toyota nation for the Camry
5 quarts for a V6.
4 quarts for a 4 cyl.

I haven't found something on the Mirage.
 
  #5  
Old 09-19-16, 09:40 AM
ukrbyk's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA/ Pacific NW
Posts: 3,763
Received 43 Votes on 35 Posts
Well, I did it for you.

Also, 4cyl Camry is not 4 qrts. It's 4.35 qrts WITH oil filter, as filter also takes some oil volume into it.
 
  #6  
Old 09-19-16, 12:11 PM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: usa
Posts: 298
Received 3 Votes on 3 Posts
I appreciate, Thank you all!
 
  #7  
Old 09-20-16, 10:50 AM
ukrbyk's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA/ Pacific NW
Posts: 3,763
Received 43 Votes on 35 Posts
Sure thing. Any time.**********************
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: