2012 TCH XLE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico
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When I bought my '12 TCH the dealer put a small sticker in the upper left of my windshield requesting my next oil change at 3000 miles. I removed the sticker as I rather stay with the 5000 mile oil and filter changes.
I was thinking of California being a very strict state on pollution. I found that many in California are using the 3000 mile oil change maybe recommended buy the oil & lube shops. Lots of web sites are telling them not to change so often and start using the 5000 mile oil change.
Talking about Canada, I would think Toyota would recommend the 0W-20 synthetic oil as it helps during the coldest winter for easy engine starting.
I have used the Mobile One Advanced Fuel Economy 0W-20 oil for the last 6 years. Here are some very interesting facts about this and synthetic oil in general including the extreme operating temperatures of this oil.
Sorry, I could not get the web site to open once I pasted it here, so I copied the info instead.
This oil has a weight of SAE 0W-20, meaning it has an SAE viscosity rating of 0 in cold temperatures and a rating of 20 at normal operating temperature.
Full Synthetic Oil
This oil is a full synthetic oil, meaning crude oil is not used in making it. Synthetic oil can be used in vehicle engines instead of motor oils refined from crude oil, and often provides superior mechanical performance over traditional motor oil, including increased gas mileage and reduced engine wear at extreme temperatures. Its complex method of production means it can often cost more than conventional motor oil.
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy (AFE) 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil Mobil is engineered to deliver outstanding engine protection and to offer improved fuel economy benefits in vehicles where SAE 0W-30 or 5W-30oil is recommended. This low friction, fully synthetic formula increases engine efficiency and offers the best fuel economy in the Mobil 1 line. Over the life of your vehicle, Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy can save over $400 in fuel costs. Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy outperforms conventional oils and meets or exceeds the warranty requirements for many Ford, Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Chrysler vehicles. Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy meets or exceeds the requirements of the following industry standards, API SM/SL and CF. It is suitable for use in applications such as Chrysler MS-6395, Ford WSS-M2C930-A, and Ford WSS-M2C925-A. It rounds out a lineup of Mobil 1 products that are engineered to help keep your engine running like new. Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy meets or exceeds the industry's toughest standards in its class and outperforms all conventional oils. It offers exceptional performance under all operating conditions, pours at temperatures as low as -47 degree celsius and protects at oil temperatures as high as (205 degree celsius). Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy is especially suitable for extreme conditions where conventional oil often cannot perform.
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