Expert warns against new Toyota Camry for this surprising reason

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‘This is so unbelievably thin’: Expert warns against new Toyota Camry for this surprising reason

‘Looks like toyotas reliable reputation is about to end.’

 

Parks Kugle

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Oil is crucial for engines. It helps lubricate an engine’s moving parts and reduces friction, which prevents engine wear.

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The Universal Technical Institute explains that motor oil was originally a simple mixture of base oils and additives. Today, the caliber has drastically improved. Modern motor oil is still 70-90 percent base oil and 10-30 percent additives, but it now includes chemicals that perform multiple functions, including antioxidants, friction modifiers, detergents, and corrosion inhibitors.

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According to Pennzoil, there are four types of motor oil: high mileage, synthetic, blend, and conventional. Synthetic oil, like the Toyota Camry’s 0W-8 oil, is chemically processed and engineered for performance in high and low temperatures, added protection from wear, and improved fuel efficiency.

Billed as a low-viscosity oil designed for hybrid vehicles, 0W-8 is the lowest-viscosity class in history. Liqui Moly, an oil manufacturer, writes that viscosity grades were extended downward to 0W-16, 0W-12, and 0W-8 by the Society of Automotive Engineers in 2015.

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A favorite in Japan, 0W-8 and other low-viscosity oils are now standard in multiple Toyotas and Mazdas. But not everyone is pleased with new oils.

Recently, TikToker Faye (@fayehadleyofficial) garnered over 118,000 views when she posted a video questioning the wisdom of making motor oil incredibly thin.

“You guys, check this out,” Faye began, pointing at the oil. “This is so unbelievably thin, 0W-8. I thought 0-16 was bad. 0-8?

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She adds that the oil is used in the 2025 Toyota Camry.

“I still have 2050 in my garage for one of the cars that I have. … I’m excited to pour this for the first time and see what it looks like.”

@fayehadleyofficial 2025 Camry be drinking that diet oil! #0W8 #0W8oil #0W8engineoil #toyota #camry #2025toyotacamry #2025camry #normal #femalemechanic #fayehadley #toyotatech #mechanicsoftiktok ♬ original sound – Faye
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Multiple viewers joined in on the fun.

“0w8 is just texas sweet tea,” a viewer joked.

“I’ve drank things with a higher viscosity than that,” a second added.

“It looks like apple juice,” another remarked.

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Others defended the new synthetic oil.

“Made for freezing conditions,” a viewer explained.

“Former Toyota tech. The tolerances on the bearings in the engine are made for that weight. It’s pretty cool,” a second said.

Toyota’s 2025 Camry lineup features a redesigned cabin, a hybrid powertrain, and a style overhaul. Unfortunately, it also comes with a price. According to Kelley Blue Book, the price rose by $10,000 from September 2020. This increase garnered one TikToker over 136,000 views when he pointed it out.

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The Daily Dot reached out to Faye via TikTok comment and to a Toyota representative via email for more information.

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