This is a safety issue that Toyota should be fixing. I don't feel it's right that Toyota isn't doing anything for owners, especially when it's their fault! Sep 10, 2009 What was the weight of the oil that was put into the engine when it was changed? As for the rest of us. We all have our own preferences and indeed, as someone mentioned, it is your car and you can put what you like in it. This was a complete surprise to me since that had never happened before and the usage had been at a normal rate up until then. I hate to think of what would have happened to my car if that had caused any cooling issues.
Toyota had the same issue with Camry and Corolla and Toyota took the responsibility and finally put new motors in those vehicles that were impacted by this issue. I was told it could possibly just be the cold. I need to add oil every gas fill up. The 3rds had full synthetics. Set your torque wrench and torque the 14mm plug to 28 ft-lb 38 Nm or 387 kgf-cm.
I usually do my oil changes after coming back from running errands. The 2008 Toyota Prius oil type be an option you should consider. Its beastly hot here all the time and could be a test bed for oil torture in a motor. I'm sure Toyota knows what the root cause is but will not share the info. I have added 4 quarts since last oil change and only gone over approx 2200 miles. I'll get me coat Kingo Take a look at this stuff! In Florida and always very hot.
Mine also runs it through a car wash for free. We like to take care of our cars and keep them a long time, but it does not look like it's meant to be with this one. It is possible to get away with reusing them several times but they are not very expensive from your dealer or auto parts store. Did they fix the issue on the next generation Prius? I was so happy to get it. Not leaking or burning, but using oil! Never got it fixed because who has that kind of money lying around, easier just to buy a few gallons of oil and top it off every couple weeks. The next oil change was not till another 1500 miles.
When you visit your local store for an oil change service, our certified technicians with change your Prius's oil, properly recycle your old oil and filter, check all of your other major filters, top-off necessary fluids, and do a full 19-point inspection of your entire vehicle, for free! I believe 2008 was the first year where Toyota changed the specification of the printed in the Owner's Manual. Had it checked out and was told this was a known defect with this model of Toyota and the only fix was a new engine. As with many things, it's a personal decision, but for me, at 5000 miles I'll be using Mobil 1 Synthetic 5W-30 for just that little extra protection of my investment here. If you look on Priuschat. I am on my third oil change and have over 130,000 miles on my 2005 package 9! By far the most important maintenance item on any car is changing the engine oil and the Prius is no exception. Q8 Formula V Long Life 5W-30 is a fully synthetic passenger car engine oil for normal and extended drain intervals.
The wrong weight oil can do bizzare things, and def lower your mileage. The manual says to use 5W-30 oil. The motor will Startup after a couple of seconds. I called Toyota Service first to see if I should be concerned. No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Oil Filter product you desperately need.
You can also use your filter wrench along with a torque wrench and torque it to 13 ft-lb 17. Thankfully Kingo has fully clarified the matter. Make your appointment online for a Toyota Prius oil change service and let the oil experts take care of your vehicle's engine. Step 17: Lower your Prius down and push to as level and A surface as you can and power off it. Not sure what I was doing or thinking, one morning after almost being run over as i pulled out and my car did not go, just stalled as the 18 wheeler was gaining on me, the car kicked in and started going and was able to move out of the way just in time! Every car and its usage are different.
Step 2: Locate the oil drain plug as shown below. PriusChat is the one of the largest privately-owned car forums left on the internet. Yet there was no low oil light or engine light to warn me. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for the best oil type for your 2008 Toyota Prius. I never thought to find out if my Prius had problems with the oil before. I've delete my comment, but left it there so you know I'm not cheating or not willing to admit when I wrong.
If someone can satisfy me that this meets Toyota's requirements, then I will start using Helix 5w-30 as soon as possible. Engage the e-brake once you're up. Its not smoking or anything that points to using it either. Keep your car running newer, longer. I know everyone says that 5-30 is the correct for my 2008 gen2.
This is the second time over the years that i had checked the oil and it had just been low at an earlier time, maybe sometime before I had hit 90,000-100,000 miles. When the jug is full I bring it in to my county recycling center or to the local auto store. Step 8: Wipe down the place in which the oil filter has been located. Not happy as I wanted to put 500,000 miles on her. My vehicle had the same thing happen twice before.