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Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by RAVAsher » Sat May 06, 2017 3:23 pm

The 4.3 is due its 5000 mile oil and filter change hopefully next weekend. Did an oil check this morning and it was halfway between the min and max marks. Is that ok? Previous oil change it hasn't budged :s_scratchhead
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by Rambler » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:55 pm

Had an issue with mine today :rolleyes:
Was driving home from work, and had the low oil warning tone sound with ' check oil ' displayed on the dash.
I check mine each weekend usually, but unusually didn't last weekend.
So I popped it to Colchester Toyota straight away this evening.
We checked it , oil was about 1cm above min Mark ( where it was a few weeks ago )
They even made a note of it , but they're topping it up with 1ltr tomorrow.
I'm to continue to check it as I do , but report back to them after 1k miles to 're check and check for oil consumption.

They reckon 1ltr of oil per 1k miles is acceptable with this engine ?
My old blue 4.2 didn't drink....any.....oil.
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:04 pm

1 litre in 1000 miles would have called for a replacement engine not so long ago.

That said Jamie yours is the 150 engine and while one or two have had problems it's very few.

Stop that worrying !!!!!
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by Rambler » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:21 pm

CharlieFarlie wrote:1 litre in 1000 miles would have called for a replacement engine not so long ago.

That said Jamie yours is the 150 engine and while one or two have had problems it's very few.

Stop that worrying !!!!!


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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by anchorman » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:37 pm

Your old one would have used oil if it had the same oil as your current one. Fully synthetic oil will find its way past just about any modern engine. Doesn't concern me at all.
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by Rambler » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:12 pm

anchorman wrote:Your old one would have used oil if it had the same oil as your current one. Fully synthetic oil will find its way past just about any modern engine. Doesn't concern me at all.


Ok dokey Don...
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by olderbutnotwiser » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:48 am

When it does come to the change for the ( 4.3 ) 150 engine, does it matter if you go for C2 or C3 ?

I noticed there's C4 ACEA spec now. Is that better / worse / just for different engine entirely ?
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by philip42h » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:33 am

olderbutnotwiser wrote:When it does come to the change for the ( 4.3 ) 150 engine, does it matter if you go for C2 or C3 ?

I noticed there's C4 ACEA spec now. Is that better / worse / just for different engine entirely ?

The ACEA 'C' specifications are summarised below - note that they are all "Catalyst compatible" oils and thus generally low ash oils.

Toyota specify C2 grade which is mid-SAPS and low viscosity - so that is what I will use.

The C3 grade is similarly mid-SAPS but higher / medium viscosity.

C4 is low-SAPS with the same higher / medium viscosity as C3.

The increasing numbers just relate to different specs rather than better or worse ...

If I were to be tempted away from Toyota's specification it might be to C1 which has the same viscosity rating as C2 but lower SAPS (but I won't - I'll stick with what is specified in the handbook!)

C: Catalyst compatibility oils wrote:
Note: These Oils will increase the DPF/GPF and TWC life and maintain the Vehicle’s Fuel Economy.
Warning: Some of these Categories may be unsuitable for use in certain Engine Types – consult the vehicle- OEM’s owner’s manual/handbook in case of doubt.

ACEA C1 Stable, stay-in-grade Engine Oil with Lowest SAPS-Level, intended for use as catalyst compatible Oil at extended Drain Intervals in Vehicles with all Types of modern Aftertreatment Systems and High Performance Passenger Car & Light Duty Van Gasoline & DI Diesel Engines that are designed to be capable of using Low Viscosity Oils with a minimum HTHS Viscosity of 2.9 mPa*s.

ACEA C2 Stable, stay-in-grade Engine Oil with Mid SAPS-Level, intended for use as catalyst compatible Oil at extended Drain Intervals in Vehicles with all Types of modern Aftertreatment Systems and High Performance Passenger Car & Light Duty Van Gasoline & DI Diesel Engines that are designed to be capable of using Low Viscosity Oils with a minimum HTHS Viscosity of 2.9 mPa*s.

ACEA C3 Stable, stay-in-grade Engine Oil with Mid SAPS-Level, intended for use as catalyst compatible Oil at extended Drain Intervals in Vehicles with all Types of modern Aftertreatment Systems and High Performance Passenger Car & Light Duty Van Gasoline & DI Diesel Engines that are designed to be capable of using Oils with a minimum HTHS Viscosity of 3.5 mPa*s.

ACEA C4 Stable, stay-in-grade Engine Oil with Low SAPS-Level, intended for use as catalyst compatible Oil at extended Drain Intervals in Vehicles with all Types of modern Aftertreatment Systems and High Performance Passenger Car & Light Duty Van Gasoline & DI Diesel Engines that are designed to be capable of using Oils with a minimum HTHS Viscosity of 3.5 mPa*s.

ACEA C5 Stable, stay-in-grade Engine Oil with Mid SAPS-Level, for further improved Fuel Economy, intended for use as catalyst compatible Oil at extended Drain Intervals in Vehicles with all Types of modern Aftertreatment Systems and High Performance Passenger Car & Light Duty Van Gasoline & DI Diesel Engines that are designed to be capable and OEM-approved for use of Low Viscosity Oils with a minimum HTHS Viscosity of 2.6 mPa*s.
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by anchorman » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:47 am

I think the latest spec for any RAV with the 2.2 2AD engine and has the "Toyota Optimal Drive" sticker in the back window (or did have when it was new) should have 0W/30 PFE which is C3. I see they are knocking it out on eBay at £90 for 5 litres but I got it for £30 by buying 2 cases at my local dealer.
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Re: Oil change/consumption

PostPosted by Rambler » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:13 am

Sorry folks, I know.... i worry too much!

But I'm curious , if my dipstick reading is fine - why would it sound and warn me of low oil?

I can only go by the dipstick reading?
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