Ok, new Toyota owner here and I need some help.
I know that my new 2011 Corolla 1.8L engine wants 0W-20 oil.
No problem there. What kind is in the crankcase from the factory?
Is it synthetic or conventional oil?
I casually asked my dealer who promptly said that it uses conventional oil.
Ok, but my car's warranty and maintenance guide that comes along with the owner's manual states that this 2ZR-FE engine is on a schedule to use synthetic oil. The other shocker is that they are calling for 10,000 mile oil changes! I can see 5000, but 10,000???
OK, I know you will brand me as insane, but while I'm going to do the 5,000 mile thing for oil change, this first time I'm going to change the oil at 1,000 miles. I've rebuilt too many engines in my life and I don't like going over 1,000 before the first oil change. If it's wasteful, that's ok. I'll sleep better.
The question is, how can I find out if the factory filled this puppy with synthetic or conventional oil so I can use the same kind when oil change time comes? I thought there was some Toyota toll-free line for owners, but I think it's only for disputes with dealers on warranty issues.
Does anyone know what kind of oil comes standard in these machines or where I can double-check my dealers "instant" answer that all of them come with conventional? Thanks in advance for any insights!