It all means, in both cases, that the oil is doing its job properly, by holding all this stuff in suspension instead of letting it coat the engine and form sludge. In summary, I would not criticise those who follow the recommendation, but I personally would stick with 5,000 miles. And most of all rodgerv best of luck with your new pip My Honda Fit used regular oil and the car had a computerized maintenence minder that told you when the oil life was getting low. I am now at 500 miles, but the oil looks okay, probably because I have not been driving the car up the mountain. Therefore, after an extensive search of various dealership not just Toyota , I am looking at getting a vehicle at the same milage or more, and additionally, it will be about 5 years older than my Prius. Overall it doesn't thin as much when it gets hot.
Unfortunately, a lot of mechanics even at the dealership level buy into ill-advised things like this. Lifetime Warranty on New Vehicles Only. I checked the oil and it was very low, so I filled it completely. If you're wondering when to change transmission fluid, we at Ira Toyota of Manchester have the answer! Pay attention to all the warning signs and be sure to follow your manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Transmissions and transmission fluid have improved over the years but not to the point where preventative maintenance can be ignored. It's described as synthetic when it has things added that get thicker when heated think custard.
I think Edge is in this category. Mobil 1, for instance, has several blends. Like Cliff, when my Prime gets to 10,000 miles on the odometer, the gas engine will probably have less than 2,000 miles on it. These days you can actually abuse an engine and get 100K out of it. I now have 102,000 miles on it. Here I will give you information regarding Prius oil capacity 2010. Check it once a month but never had to put any in.
Some like first change at 1 to 2M, but I think I will let it go further. They told me to contact Toyota Corporate because this was not ethically right, as I bought the car brand new and have only taken it to Toyota dealerships for maintenance. This feels like a gamble. The vehicle again dropped to 25 mph during the steep section of the mountain, and the engine check light came back on. This oil allows 10,000 miles drain intervals under normal easy coditions.
Thanks for your patience as we worked out the details. I would stick to fully synthetic Castrol Edge as recommended by Mr T. For more information please visit. The Canadian oil change interval is 8000 km or 6 months, whichever comes first. I called Toyota Dealership B.
Polk based on total New Toyota sales for 2018 per Southeast Toyota Distributors. . But if you actually do the math the cost over the life of the auto will not really be that much. Having said all that, there are many other additives in the oil that get gradually depleted. Dealerships will be informing their customers who come in for routine maintenance in the very near future. I'd still choose full synthetic and 0w-20.
Just like your engine oil, over time, the transmission fluid will deteriorate. You can see here Toyota Prius, W2 2003 — 2009 engine, engine oil capacity, oil grade, oil change intervals and service cost. Over on the Toyota boards including the Prius boards there has been a big interest in this policy. They have their things to worry about as a huge manufacturer and we have things to worry about as car owners. None of them even looked remotely reusable. They say that only Mobil 1 Extended Performance is guaranteed for high mileage between changes. Am I right in thinking I need 5w30? Good point; industrial engine manufacturers used to recommend oil change itervals by operating hours.
I bought the car with 62K. They did a leak-down test and told me they found a 40% carbon leak in the 4th cylinder, and they replaced my spark plugs. I really like the 5-qt so I can drop my old oil off in it and not wait for my container to be dumped. Ta M 5w-30 - correct Brand - go for Mr T's own, no argument then is there As to whether I've ever used any?? They are not very different. You might elaborate on this compression test a bit by providing numbers and whether it was a proper test or not; meaning both dry and wet tests, leakdown test, etc.
As a matter of interest, would using the 0W-20 in a Gen 2 improve fuel efficiency and would it have any detrimental effect? I have a lot of respect for Toyota engineers but in this instance I have to disagree with them. If your able to demonstrate the oil consumption problem I think they are going to offer you a new engine at your expense. It should improve cold fuel consumption, and improve start-up lubrication. That means more total time of inactivity. Think of the misleading labels on our food that give the impression that our meal came from a sunlight farm house kitchen instead of a fluorescent strip lite factory. It costs more to produce.