Note: Not all models may be outfitted with a cabin air filter. If you want concrete written in stone proof and that is the only thing you will accept, contact Toyota themselves for verification. I am using 5w30 fully synthetic in mine and noticed that the engine runs slightly quieter and smoother however my fuel milage slipped 2-3 mpg it seems based on my calculations. The answer to the question is yes, only if your vehicle manufacturer recommends this type of oil. That's what my Tundra requires. But honestly, it probably won't make much of any change in fuel economy in the long run.
The Corolla really seems to blow away the Civic in specs, and certainly does well in passenger comfort. The oil life monitor will recommend an oil change at the 10,000 mile mark or one year since the last reset unless the above algorithm triggers the oil change before these parameters are met. He looked this up on his Toyota computer. Many of these vehicle manufacturers stating the engine warranty will be voided if the proper oil, synthetic , is not used for all future oil changes. Switching from dino to synthetic oils and back will not harm an engine.
Purchase the correct oil filter and be sure you have a drain pan on hand with some paper towels just in case. If you want concrete written in stone proof and that is the only thing you will accept, contact Toyota themselves for verification. Is the 0W-30 okay for winter driving here in Eastern N. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2009 Toyota Corolla. Available Only in Southeast Region. Please rate this article as to how helpful it is! Order several bottles to keep on hand to use throughout the year. The one I follow is as follows: First off, be sure to purchase the correct oil for the car 5W-30 iirc and have a new crush washer for the drain bolt.
It will be on a large curved piece of metal your oilpan and will be about the lowest point on the engine. GoodluckJoe The oil cap is on the valvecover, might be tight and remember to give the threads a wipebefore re-installing after oil addition. What do you think a semi-synthetic is made of anyway. After adjusting the hours, wait 5 seconds to allow the hours to be automatically input. Take the bolt all the way out. I personally find that website an excellent source of disinformation.
This means placing some oil into the filter itself prior to installing it and allow the filter to suck it up. Rings: have a special coating that is perhaps softer, but allows them to form and fit to the cylinder walls faster, There are a lot of reasons this is important and must happen, but this is not the forum to get into the specifics. It also allows the oil to circulate and to coat the cylinder walls better until the engine begins to warm up. Cadillac has determined that the oil life monitor needs to be reprogrammed so that it will require more frequent motor oil changes. The test car was a 2009, but the 2010 — already on sale — features no significant changes. Oil guaranteed drain interval for up to 1-year or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Put back on the oil cap and start up the car. Jack it up slowly, and once it's high enough to get under it put the jackstands behind the front wheels on the car's frame. Pre-filling the oil filter is optional but I recommend doing it just because it doesn't take any extra effort on your part. Oil guaranteed drain interval for up to 1-year or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you want to change your oil at 5k, then change it -- or have it changed elsewhere. The 2003 is faster than the 2002. You may have to rotate and flex the blade to make enough clearance for the hook to pass through.
Once the bolt and filter are back in you just need to put in the new oil. Have an extra quart handy to top off when necessary. Available Only in Gulf States. You can't go back to regular oil after that. Your engine was designed to use a particular viscosity. Which method saves more fuel? Edited February 5, 2009 by alex38 Hello and welcome to the forums.
If so, what changed to allow the use of 0W-20? Do you need better protection? Fuel economy Coming soon 2012 Corolla specs 1. I also live in the country and most of my driving consists of at least 20 mile minimum trips and quite often longer. These … sensors tell the car how much air is flowing through the intake. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. I mix oil oh boy my warranty is out of warranty I must be in trouble, and yes the past ten years all types went in to the car. I asked our local toyota master mechanic a really good guy about the oil change interval. On cars, looking straight at a bolt, clockwise tightens and counter clockwise loosens lefty-loosey, righty-tighty.
However, when 0W-30 became common I switched to that Mobil 1 Synthetic and I did notice that 0W-40 was starting to be on the shelve. When I first got the Corolla I looked at the Service Manual and noticed Toyota doesn't list oil change until 10,000 miles. Remove the drain bolt on the car 99 Corolla has a 14mm bolt. Now check the oil dipstick to make sure the car is to the full mark. Appropriate one will be sent based on your vehicle. General Motors sent Pontiac Vibe owners an Interim letter on June 20, 2014 notifying them that parts are currently unavailable.