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Hi,

Can someone in the know or with a handbook please quote what spec of oil is required? I'm not talking about the grade (0w20) but the actual spec, like ACEA etc.


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gt_sjo said:
Hi,

Can someone in the know or with a handbook please quote what spec of oil is required? I'm not talking about the grade (0w20) but the actual spec, like ACEA etc.


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This is what's in the owners handbook





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Would seem that it''ll be worth asking the dealer for a top-up litre or two of the pukka Toyota oil when I pick my car up in early September.
 

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keelerad said:
This is what's in the owners handbook

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Great, many thanks. I think i'll check up some datasheets of some API SM 0w20 oils and compare to the various 5w30's we can get over here and probably go with the closest match. It is possibly you'll see a slight difference in fuel economy by changing to the thicker oil and over 10k miles or whatever it'll probably be cheaper to go with the recommended 0w20. We'll see!


Does it have the service schedule in there too? I've seen 3.75k, 7.5k and 10k oil changes recommended.
 

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gt_sjo said:
keelerad said:
This is what's in the owners handbook

Alec
Great, many thanks. I think i'll check up some datasheets of some API SM 0w20 oils and compare to the various 5w30's we can get over here and probably go with the closest match. It is possibly you'll see a slight difference in fuel economy by changing to the thicker oil and over 10k miles or whatever it'll probably be cheaper to go with the recommended 0w20. We'll see!


Does it have the service schedule in there too? I've seen 3.75k, 7.5k and 10k oil changes recommended.
Well to answer your question I went and scanned the service booklet, see below:

















Who can spot the itsy bitsy issue with the service book ?

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I'm sure the sticker on my rear window says 5 rather than 3 year warranty!

Did everyone else get a warranty book that only says 3 years.

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Anyone else who has got their car checked their service book ?

AlecEdited by: keelerad
 

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Yes, its a standard 3 year warranty but, if we're good boys and girls and getour cars serviced at a Toyota dealer for the first 3 years we get an extra 2 years mechanical warranty!


I'm new to Toyota, are the dealers any good or don't they give a stuff, like most large franchises?



I was planning to take my GT to Prosport where I have my Scooby serviced because they actually care about how they service your car!
 

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Is that really the T&C's of the 5 year warranty?! If so I might cancel my order.
 
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keelerad said:
This is what's in the owners handbook

Alec
Great, many thanks. I think i'll check up some datasheets of some API SM 0w20 oils and compare to the various 5w30's we can get over here and probably go with the closest match. It is possibly you'll see a slight difference in fuel economy by changing to the thicker oil and over 10k miles or whatever it'll probably be cheaper to go with the recommended 0w20. We'll see!


Does it have the service schedule in there too? I've seen 3.75k, 7.5k and 10k oil changes recommended.
I assume for the worse?
I'd expect thicker oil to provide more resistance so uses more energy to achieve the same result.


Just guessing though.
 

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I assumed (perhaps cynically) that the use of 0W20 oil was just an attempt by Toyota to reduce their 'Corporate Average Fuel Economy' and that any good quality engine oil would suffice. I have always used Shell Helix 5W30 in my Impreza to no obvious detriment, if anyone has any more objective comments to make on the subject I would be pleased to hear them.
 

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Contrary to popular belief, oil choice is mainly down to emissions and economy to manufacturers.
 
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