Its beastly hot here all the time and could be a test bed for oil torture in a motor. Q8 Formula V Long Life 5W-30 is a fully synthetic passenger car engine oil for normal and extended drain intervals. Shop performed oil consumption test and will check again after 1200 miles. Have them put synthetic in there. Q8 Formula V Long Life 5W-30 is a fully synthetic passenger car engine oil for normal and extended drain intervals.
I think the manual says to change oil at 10k, but change filter every 5 k. Every car and its usage are different. Yet there was no low oil light or engine light to warn me. You may either reuse the exact same one or utilize a new part from the dealer or auto parts store. In Florida and always very hot.
I have asked the dealership if there was a leak the last time we were there. This problem, they say, will only get worse, clogging the spark plugs and potentially having an incident of engine stalling or shutting totally down while driving. Don't think I will buy another Toyota. My dealership uses Mobil 1 5w-20, which is what I use when I change oil at home. We'll hook you up with the right oil at the right price.
I have added 4 quarts since last oil change and only gone over approx 2200 miles. And my last oil change just this Monday, they caught my serpentine belt starting to crack. Renault had a similar situation 10 years ago with the Laguna 1. Its not smoking or anything that points to using it either. When you're ready, schedule your Toyota Prius oil change appointment online and let our oil experts take care of your car's engine. I'm not a mechanic but it makes sense to me.
Still a big pain and if you don't pay attention it could result in serious damage to the vehicle. They will throw it into the tank and get you to take care of it. They did an oil change and told me to come back in 1200 miles so they could check the level. The Toyota Oil filter is very good, so use that unless you know of a better one. You can also use your filter wrench along with a torque wrench and torque it to 13 ft-lb 17.
I will never by another Toyota unless they warranty this issue. If you're up on specs you could always try 0w30 perhaps? Is that because I was a female trying to address this issue on my own? The individual said that there was no leak. Step 2: Locate the oil drain plug as shown below. One morning i was filling up with gas and decide to check the oil and again, there was not enough to reach the dipstick. They added oil and asked us to come back in 1200 miles so that they could measure the consumption. The whole point of careful chemical engineering is to manage the contaminants in the motor, to ensure long motor and oil life Oil change once a year or 35,000 miles whichever comes first, with a filter change at six months or 17,500 miles. Did they fix the issue on the next generation Prius? They checked it and it was still low so he added more to give me time so I could get it back to him for the service.
I'm sure Toyota knows what the root cause is but will not share the info. If you're inclined to change your own, it's easy. Mine also runs it through a car wash for free. Engage the e-brake once you're up. After getting to work and getting settled, reflecting on what had happened, I decided to check the transmission fluid so I went outside and opened the hood.
Operate the motor 15-30 minutes, then shut down it, and check the level again. Step 10: Install your oil filter and then tighten down Suitably by hand. I guess we are burning through it, different type of problem but one that is equally disconcerting. My water pump had a microscopic leak of fluid that they caught, but the leak progressed quickly. Step 12: Remove the oil fill cap on the rear left of the Engine.
When the jug is full I bring it in to my county recycling center or to the local auto store. Barely difficult and can be done with a minimum of resources under 30 minutes. I don't get any oil on my hands anymore ; Keep an eye on the oil drain because you will have to adjust the oil pan location periodically. On top of low prices, Advance Auto Parts offers 9 different trusted brands of Oil Filter products for the 2008 Toyota Prius. As for the rest of us. We'll fix you up with the proper oil at a great price. I now know that I must add about a quart every 1000 miles to keep up with its demand.
Thanks Toyota for making the filter accessable and vertical! When I drain the 10k old synthetic oil, it's light brown color. They ended up replacing a lot of engines, because their specification was wrong. PriusChat is the one of the largest privately-owned car forums left on the internet. We scoured the owner's manual and found nothing in the literature that stated that increased oil consumption was normal, any bulletin or written communication, nor did any Toyota representative explain that this was commonplace for their cars. I contacted Toyota at Lake Havasu City 60 miles away and described the problem and that Auto Zone had found no codes memorized.