Q: Oil type - 1999 Toyota Camry

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Hi there i have a 1999 toyota camry. The mechanic looking after it suggested i put 20w 50 oil. But the recommendation is 5w 30. I just slightly topped the oil today. Didnt put much. But after i saw the recommendation on the oil cap im a bit concerned. The car has done 190k miles. And i live in daytona beach

My car has 190000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. I would suggest not putting in 20w50 oil as it is too thick and can cause engine damage from tight areas of the engine that will not get oil. You should use 5w30 only.

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