Thankfully Kingo has fully clarified the matter. They ended up replacing a lot of engines, because their specification was wrong. Pour entire bottle in the gas tank about every 4,000 miles to clean out the fuel injection or carburetor and lines. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. Consider one of the oils below instead! PriusChat is the one of the largest privately-owned car forums left on the internet.
Short Trips are horribly inefficient for all vehicles. Wipe it off with a paper towel or a rag and put it back in thehole. Make sure it is all the way in. Every Melling oil pump is engineered and assembled to the highest production standards from high quality materials. You should always attempt to verify the information with your vehicle manual or information provided on the underhood stick, sometimes also located on the top of the accumulator. Rotation is preferred in a roll-back, roll-forward pattern. Clean up the area under the car and then hand thread the new filter onto the screw until the gasket contacts the seat.
All the higher pressure does is increase the load on the oil pump drive and create higher load on the parts separated by the layers of oil, more energy needed for the motor to spin. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Toyota Prius oil filter wrench. Here are some examples of people who would be wise to use synthetic. Too many dealers are overfilling the 2004 Prius, which can hurt gas mileage and possibly damage the engine. If your vehicle was originally charged with R12 refrigerant, for example, the oil type specified, 'mineral', will not apply.
Mobil only packages their Mobil Clean in drums and bulk. Like previously mentioned, synthetic oil is more resilient to adverse conditions and will hold up better than regular motor oil. Up to 15,000 miles or 1-yr with severe service. Engine Oil Always use high-quality oil for a Prius — not using the correct weight will damage the top-end of the motor. Every 5,000 miles 8,000 km the tires should be rotated, for best lifetime performance. If you need further pics, try the and the. As mentioned above, if your wallet can take the hit and unless you have high mileage on the car, go with synthetic if only for extended change intervals.
On the flip side, if you are always up on your maintenance and are always changing your oil at the recommended intervals or before, synthetic may not make any sense for you to use. Edit, Oops I think I've just read that wrong the C classification is new to me. Refrigerant and oil capacity guides are based on data provided by sources such as AllData and Mitchell. Do not go by vehicle's oil life monitor when using this oil. Fuel consumption differences could make switching to one of the lower visc oils worthwhile though.
Change oil when Oil Life Monitor tells you to change the oil or go by the owner's manual factory drain interval. Always start threading any bolts or screws by hand to prevent cross threading. The screw-on filter has a torque specification of 28 ft. It might be sutable to. Or call your local autoparts stores, as many of them Advance Auto, Kragens, PepBoys, etc have tanks you may dump the oil into.
I let the oil drain until it is dripping very slowly. I usually do my oil changes after coming back from running errands. . I think it's pretty much the norm for dealers to use the cheaper but still acceptable option for their bulk oil. Same with heat, we have very high average temps, the thinner the oil, the less lubrication it provides at higher temps.
Fortunately, you still get better than average mileage, even if the engine doesn't shut off right away. The second-generation Prius models, starting around 2009, have an under tray with an access door. Your own manual specifically says. I suspect the reason is that the engine works a bit less to overcome the resistance caused by the oil itself Oil with a high viscosity has a higher resistance to flow and is thicker than lower viscosity oil. Your Toyota dealer should be aware of the correct to use or at least their computer system should be - on the other hand it has been my experience that the person behind the desk will probably get it wrong if they try to answer from memory! Tires will not bulge like in decades past; manufacturers provide much better quality now which maintains a flat contact surface all the way up to the maximum pressure. It's just a little difficult to find around here, though 5w20 is becoming more readily available. Of course Penrite may be lying shamelessly, or their product may have other large deficiencies.