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Posted by Steve Giannoni on January 29, 2009, 4:41 pm
 
For the 2001, page 206 of the owners manual specifies either 5W-30 or
10W-30 . The local Toyota service center uses either 5W-20 or 10W-20
and claims this to be OK. Is this a problem and how serious, etc. ?

Posted by Peter Granzeau on January 29, 2009, 7:48 pm
 
On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:41:37 -0500, Steve Giannoni


Weird oil choice.

If it never gets above 50 degrees where you live, it is possible you
could get by with 5W/20, but frankly, if Toyota recommends 5W/30, you
ought to use it.

Posted by Steve Giannoni on February 2, 2009, 4:05 pm
 My error; they use 5W-30  ...

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:41:37 -0500, Steve Giannoni



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