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I want to top up my engine Oil as I'm not planning to get the car serviced until the summer but I'm not sure which engine Oil I need. I've got a 2.0 petrol vvti Avensis. Engine code is 1az-fse. Any ideas on what would be the best option considering I don't know what's in there at the moment? All I know is the last Oil change was done by Toyota.

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If you have the service history paperwork, you could always have a look at that & see what was used. Failing that, call the Toyota garage & ask them what was used & what they recommend. You can't go wrong then, especially if you have no manual to refer to.

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Toyota will tell you it's Toyota Oil. You will be none the wiser. My service history does not mention what Oil was used

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according to the Avensis manual (2004) its 5w 30 preferred.

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Thanks for the replies guys. Just to confirm my avensis is a petrol does that make a difference to the Oil that is used? And also do I need fully synthetic?

Thanks

Mo

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Hello, my local Toyota dealers uses Mobil 1 esp 5w 30 for petrol and diesel cars.

Pete.

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Thanks for the replies guys. Just to confirm my avensis is a petrol does that make a difference to the oil that is used? And also do I need fully synthetic?

Thanks

Mo

Just get Toyota's own 5W30 semi synthetic from your nearest dealer, around £20 for 5 litre, it will be more than adequate. As long as the Oil and filter are changed at the required intervals then you don't need fully synthetic.

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i use a semi synthetic 5w/30 on some of the machines in my work

its from ferguson and menzies

opus lubricants fame 5/30 longlife is the name

im gonna do a wee spec check to see if it meets the latest criteria then its a free supply of Oil for me i could change as often as i wish

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Topped up about half a litre a little while ago but I am struggling to accurately check the level on the dip stick. May just take it to the mechanics and tell him to change the Oil completely.

Mo

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a garage will do what ever u ask them with in reason.... a good garage may tell u it isnt needed yet and show u how to read the dipstick etc

coop

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Can we PLEASE have a sticky about engine oils and what type to use, there is a daily request for "what Oil in my car"

I have posted up the correct type / grade umpteen times in the past, it needs to go somewhere where it can be found easily

Please moderators????? I will supply the list again, no problem

Kingo :thumbsup:

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I put Castrol Edge in when I changed, it pays to buy the best oils, 5w 30 could mean anything. Due to the Oil burning problems with these engines due to coking of oilways in the pisons, I am think of asking for an Oil flush when it is serviced next.

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i just flush with a cheap eng Oil if i buy a car and dont know the history

then drain and fill good Oil and filter

then have regular Oil changes

dont like engine flush as it thins Oil and a lot of people on the subaru scene hate it cause they have experienced big end failure within days after using it. there defo seems to be a pattern of the boxer engine not liking it . heard about it getting the blame so many times

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robster would that be all flat 4 engines.... wondering if i should quit putting it in my beetle engine

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personally just the ej20 subaru engine that i know of but thats convinced me

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