Donations are not tax deductible. It should have either an oil pressure gauge or an oil light. Re-insert the oil drain bolt and thread it in by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded. Now, look under the hood. Edited February 5, 2009 by alex38 Hello and welcome to the forums. It should be near the passenger side tire. The first steps are to warm up the engine for a few minutes, park the vehicle on a level surface and turn off the engine.
Is the 0W-30 okay for winter driving here in Eastern N. Use the filter wrench to loosen it and take it all the way off. You may very well find we will get better gas mileage if we will just use the recommended 0w-20. On cars, looking straight at a bolt, clockwise tightens and counter clockwise loosens lefty-loosey, righty-tighty. I will use the 0W-20 until my free oil changes run out but when I start doing my own again I'll go to 0W-30 unless there's a really good reason not to. I realize it's not exactly what the factory recommends, and I'll be switching to synthetic 5w20 in a few oil changes when I've used up the 5w30. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil.
I will try it with the next oil change in the summer. Or, you can use your dashboard. You can't go back to regular oil after that. You should see 6 dashes flashing as they disappear and then 6 zeroes will briefly flash on the display. I would rather change it at its half life. Then check your air filter, and check your tire pressure.
Watch for about ten seconds. Find the cap that says oil. This is an expert question, but again, my mindset is to buy the best protection and then change it sooner than later. Make sure to put the oil in before you start the car!!! Perhaps it happened when I was trying to remove a filter overtorqued by an oil-change technician. That's what my Tundra requires.
The master technician also said that the new motors are built much better like blueprinting a motor in the old days and do not have the metal shavings in the breakin oil like earlier motors. I found that the filter wrench was slipping and beginning to round off the corners of the plastic cap. Some metal cup wrenches are very poorly stamped and won't grab the filter or the filter cap. Don't crank it way down! All this with the 0W-20 oil. Locate the silver metal oil drain bolt at the rear edge of the black metal oil pan. Then check your air filter, and check your tire pressure. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Corolla.
Now go back to the hood of the car and add your new oil. Any more thoughts out there? Have your drainpan under it so when the oil comes out you don't make a mess. I have 3 Hondas, but only 2 with auto trannies. I've had a difficult time determining the total fluid capacity of the auto transmission in the 2009 Corolla S with the small engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Check your owner's manual if you're not sure, it will show jacking points. Double check that the oil drain bolt and oil filter cap are tight before moving on to the next steps.
As long as your oil does not get old and crushed by wear , the viscosity will remain constant. If your Corolla is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Corolla. Locate the silver metal oil drain bolt at the rear edge of the black metal oil pan. Probably not an issue with the cartridge types, but on spin on apps, there are times where the filter is really on there tight. Look in and slightly upward from the rear part of the right front wheel well. 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.
Great reviews - thanks for taking the time to post that info. Oh I'm not worried about it. But honestly, it probably won't make much of any change in fuel economy in the long run. Find the tools you need, find a source for parts, and go for it! Enough gadgetry to satisfy us old folks. After the oil is down to a drip, put the plug back in and tighten it.
Please help support this website by shopping at. This stuff will cost a bit of money, but if you're changing your own oil, you'll need it all again every 3,000 miles anyway : Jack up the car. But a complete fluid change? The correct procedure for a Honda automatic is engine hot, shut off, and check tranny fluid within 60-90 seconds of shutdown. Raise the front of the vehicle with the floor jack and securely support it with the two jack stands. Sometimes the temperature drops into the 20's but usually it is in the 40's or 50's.
For your convenience, our locations are open late and on weekends. The Toyota Corolla remains the most popular compact car in the country and is consistently one of the best-selling vehicles of any type. The only warranty voids I see are for letting the car run on low or no oil. A straight 30 viscosity may pour like water at 200 degrees F when compared to our visual pouring at room temperature. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Corolla and that the filter is being changed too.