keelerad said:See riceburner's post here he's the after sales manager at RRG Toyota in Macclesfield and has their Red demo as his company car.
He also suggested checking it every 1000 miles as it does burn some
He sold me a 5 litre container of the official Toyota 0w20 at cost as I couldn't find anywhere that stocked it locally, so try your dealers they might surprise you
gt_sjo said:It's an interesting point. We sell a car here which on one of our systems (the online service stuff, with diagrams etc) explains the engine requires 0w20, yet our parts system (which the dealers use) specifies 5w30.
Ultimately a 5w30 oil is going to cause more drag than 0w20 in pretty much any scenario, so will hamper your fuel economy to a degree. It's hard to actually see the difference without some kind of a controlled test though (driving the same route each day does not qualify!).
Keethos said:But would it be fair to say that using 5w30 would last a bit longer than 0w20?
lordgrover said:Isn't it likely to be a Subaru spec 0W20 oil anyway?