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I RECENTLY CHANGED THE OIL AND NOTICED THAT THE OIL FILTER WAS DRY.

1999 Toyota Camry • 187,000 miles

I was wondering what might cause this. Also there is a knocking in the engine.
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Mrg1217
May 31, 2012.




Is the oil light on?Possibly low oil pressure?

Saturntech9
May 31, 2012.
Nope, the oil light isn't on
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Tiny
Mrg1217
May 31, 2012.
I would be concern about the knocking I have seen oil filters when I changed them seemed like there was no oil in them. Where is the knocking coming from?

Saturntech9
May 31, 2012.
Sounds like it is coming from the valve cover.

Tiny
Mrg1217
May 31, 2012.
Get a oil pressure gauge and check the actual oil pressure. Did the knocking start one wasnt there the prevous day?

Saturntech9
May 31, 2012.
It started a couple of days ago when I was coming home from work, when I got home I checked the oil and it was low, so I just changed it since it was time.

Tiny
Mrg1217
May 31, 2012.
How low was the oil?

Saturntech9
May 31, 2012.
I believe it was around the add a quart mark.

Tiny
Mrg1217
May 31, 2012.
If this is a 4 cylinder the filter is mounted facing down so it drains normally when parked.

Wrenchtech
May 31, 2012.
So when you topped the oil off it didnt get any quetier?

Saturntech9
Jun 1, 2012.

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