quote:Toyota recommends 10w30 for all 3 vehicles. The Highlander gets 25k a year and the Rav4 gets 14k a year both highway & city. Both are 4 cylinder. The truck is gets 10k a yr w primarily highway and is a 3.0 litre 6 cyl. The 4x4 uses about 1qt between changes (3k). Thanks!
Originally posted by n8wvi: What does Toyota recommend? What are your driving conditions? Dave
quote:Are you sure about the 10w-30? All my recent Toyotas (2x Camry, Highlander, and Sequoia) have recommended 5w-30, with 10w-30 mentioned as acceptable if 5w-30 is not available. I've used 10w-30, and think it's perfectly safe,; I'm just curious about whether there are situations where Toyota goes for the slightly thicker oil as a primary. You will, of course, be very safe with short OIC in these vehicles, but from my recent Toyota experience, you can clearly go much longer. Being a heavy highway driver (year-old, 03 Camry has 33k miles now), I've been using M-1 all the way to 7,500 miles (with a midterm filter change). My car recently had a breather tube leak, and so, the dealer removed and replaced the whole front cyl bank valve/cam cover. This was done immediately before an oil change, and the installed oil had 7500 miles on it (car had 25k total). The engine was absolutely spotless. All you could see was sniny bare metal, no hint of dirt or sludge. The metal did not even have that yellow-brown staining (thin varnish?) that a lot of older but clean motors seem to have. You could see a bit of oil here and there, but that was it. I'll do a UOA at the end of the present fill to check oil condition. [ April 14, 2004, 03:01 PM: Message edited by: ekpolk ]
Originally posted by Back40:quote:Since I am not comfortable going past 3,500 between changes I'd prefer to stay with dino.
Originally posted by haley10: Mobil 1 Truck/SUV formula. Year 'round. 5W-40