2013 Prius 10k Factory Fill

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Originally Posted By: Apollo14
How do we know the starting viscosity was 8.5? Do we have a VOA of the factory fill?
Yes a very good point. It's more than possible that the FF is a 0W-16. Certain Japanese made Honda models have been coming with what was referred to as a 0W-10 (before the formalization of the 0W-16 grade) for years.
 
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So you topped up with some Castrol at some point? I would recommend you go with TGMO 0W-20 as the replacement fill. For the money there simply isn't a better engine lube for your Prius.
Yes. It will get what ever branded 0w-20 that is on sale. Will do UOA in 50k intervals.
That's fine, but just so you know the OEM 0W-20s are unique. They are at least 25% lighter on start-up even at room temperature and have higher AW additive levels. If the price is an issue, since TGMO is also supplied in bulk you can usually negotiate a pretty good discount from the service/parts dept on getting a couple of empty oil jugs filled.
 
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Originally Posted By: CATERHAM
Originally Posted By: Apollo14
How do we know the starting viscosity was 8.5? Do we have a VOA of the factory fill?
Yes a very good point. It's more than possible that the FF is a 0W-16.
I'm tending to agree...previous Prius FF UOAs were in the 7.2-7.4 range, but with very reduced flashpoints, or fuel dilution nudging 1%.
 

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