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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:42 pm

NickB75 wrote:I find the whole oil spec for RAV4 overly complicated. Surely the dealer would have 50gallon drums of oil to suit the 2AD regardless of if it has a DPF or not.
I'm guessing the oil suitable for a DPF car would be a higher spec?
I need to buy a litre to keep in the boot as a top up,ive no idea if I need 0-30w or 5-30w semi or full synth acea C3 or whatever.



It is important to use Low Ash oil in the DPF cars. C2 is the spec :s_thumbsup
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by NickB75 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:23 pm

Mine thankfully doesn't have a DPF.

If I buy a litre of 0-30w C2 semi synth will that be ok to top up with whatever the main dealer would have used at it's last service?
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by Hoovie » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:51 pm

Oil seems to be a massive minefield nowadays. As I think Don said, C1, C2 and C3 are just different specs and one is not better then the others, just different.
Finding this out for VWs as although I have 10 litres of genuine 507.00 (which is C3 I think) for my DPF equipped T5, it must not be used on a non-DPF equipped T5 (needs 506.00) or on my LT (needs 505.00). Wouldn't be shocked if you can get the info that Toyota is just as complex as VW (11 different oil specs in current use).
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by anchorman » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:36 am

CharlieFarlie wrote:Still a lot of oil young Donald.... Way above qualifying for a replacement lump under the old rules.


Aye but the standard oil at that time was 5W/30 semi synthetic my dear Charles.
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by anchorman » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:37 am

NickB75 wrote:Mine thankfully doesn't have a DPF.

If I buy a litre of 0-30w C2 semi synth will that be ok to top up with whatever the main dealer would have used at it's last service?


It will yes but expect it to be expensive.
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by Rambler » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:23 am

Technically......
As mine is guaranteed until mid October , should Toyota be putting oil in mine? :s_scratchhead

Shouldn't cost me anything....
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:37 am

Rambler wrote:Technically......
As mine is guaranteed until mid October , should Toyota be putting oil in mine? :s_scratchhead

Shouldn't cost me anything....



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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by Hoovie » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:47 am

maybe off topic, but soon after I got my 4.3 150SR I checked the oil level and it was low. bought some Mobil 1 ESP and when I went to check it again to top up, the dipstick was reading full again :s_scratchhead
So I guess what I am rambling about is is it really losing that much oil (1.5l/1,000 miles sounds very worrying to me as well TBH) or is it something about how you are checking (dipstick going in all the way? the right dipstick?? (that is not that uncommon with some cars)). You are topping it up and overfilling, and the excess is being burnt off?
Dunno, just a thought, but either way I would for sure be getting to the Toyota Dealer ASAP and getting your concern logged on their system as October is not far away.
(I would also be thinking about buying a Toyota Extended Warranty as a bit of an insurance policy in case it is deemed to be using oil but within permitted tolerance, as it won't get any better, but could get worse, so makes sense to cover yourself)
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by Rambler » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:59 pm

Well , the dipstick is fully home and check it correctly as per their instructions and the owners handbook :s_thumbsup
They've also recorded the situation at the dealers.
And I took out the extended guarantee too..... just in case.
Still keep an eye on it though :Y
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by Hoovie » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:02 pm

my dipstick theory was based on my own situation. no idea what happened with me and still got the 5L of Mobil 1 ESP I bought! (in case anyone wants some :D )
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