Ok everyone after much procrastinating I am going to make a compiled list of maintenance parts for the 9th Gen Corolla and 1st Gen Matrix/Pontiac Vibe. A lot of these items will also benefit owners of 8th Gen Corolla, 7th Gen Celicas, and maybe even other owners.
Here is a link to the Toyota maintenance guide posted by forum member EXAGE. It contains the Toyota maintenance guide. Be aware that some items not recommended by Toyota are recommended by myself and other members are good preventative maintenance. Those are now listed in my recommendations thread below.
Toyota Maintenance Guide
9th Gen Toyota Corolla Maintenance Guide
Here goes nothing!
Note: When doing an oil change, it is HIGHLY ADVISABLE to replace the oil pan drain plug gasket/crush washer. These can be purchased from Toyota, eBay, or Amazon from around 50 cents to 1 dollar each. I buy mine in packs of 10 for $5.50 shipped on eBay.
Part number: 90430-12031
Oil filters are an important part of the overall maintenance of your car. All filters are not created equal and filtering is not a job for the cheap. There are several acceptable oil filters available for the 2003-2008 Corolla, Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe. I will describe most of them below and cite whatever references I can. I will also add that I highly recommend using V6 Filters on both the 1ZZFE and 2ZZGE engines, for their increased capacity.
Oil filter terms:
OCI- oil change interval
ADBV- anti-drainback valve
: Purolator makes three different oil filters in their self named line. A standard "Premium Protection" filter, higher quality "Advanced Protection" filter, and synthetic oil "Maximum Protection" filter.
: Is the lower line filter. It is advertised with a 96.5 efficiency rating at 20 microns, 13g of "dirt holding" capacity and 5,000 mile oil change interval. It uses a rubber ADBV and paper/fiber media.
Larger V6/V8 Toyota: L10241
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: L20195
Is the next in line filter. It is advertised with a 99% efficiency rating at 20 microns, 15g of "dirt holding" capacity and 10,000 mile oil change interval. It uses a silicone ADBV and paper/synthetic blend media.
Large V6/V8 Toyota: PL10241
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: PL20195
Is the top of the line filter. It is advertised with a 99+ % efficiency rating at 20 microns, 27g of "dirt holding" capacity and 15,000 mile oil change interval with synthetic oils. It uses a silicone ADBV and a full synthetic media.
Large V6/V8 Toyota: PBL10241
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: PBL20195
: These filters are made by Purolator ever since their merger. Two filters are offered in line with Purolator.
In line with a Purolator. Nearly identical in every way.
Larger V6/V8 Toyota: 3330
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: 3422
This filter is basically a PurolatorOne with a larger case and filter area to hold more particles. It is rated 99% at 20 microns. This filter has been shown to be good to a 15K mile OCI.
Larger V6/V8: D3330
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: D3422
Wix makes a very high quality line of filters. They also make the Napa brand filter.
: High quality construct, silicone ADBV, and a tough case make this a good filter. 99% at 25 microns efficiency.
2ZZGE: 57145 or 51396
Large V6/V8 Toyota: 51348
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: 51516
All but recent Pro-Select are Wix made filters that expand on the line. Available in Pro-Select, Silver, and Gold (I don't see a Platinum listing). Which denote their place in the line. Pro-select is the low line, gold has top level features (more pleats, better filtering, etc.).
This is a low line filter which recently appears to made on a contract basis (still likely Wix/Affinia). These use a controversial combo valve ADBV.
1ZZFE: SFI 21394
2ZZGE: SFI 27145
Large V6/V8 Toyota: SFI 21348
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: SFI 21516
This is the mid level Wix made filter. Great filter for the money. Comparable to a Purolator Classic.
1ZZFE: SFL 31394
2ZZGE: SFL 37145
Large V6/V8 Toyota: FIL 31348
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: SFL 31516
This is their supposedly soon to be discontinued specialty line of filters. Features a unique "Spin-Flow" technology and a synthetic media. Claims to have some of the highest single pass efficiency in the industry.
From Napa "In traditional oil filters, unfiltered oil is forced under pressure through holes in the filter base plate directly to the top of the canister, creating turbulence in the filter. This constant turbulence concentrates the filtration of the dirty oil at one end of the filter media, resulting in only about 60 percent of the filter media doing the majority of the work.
The Spin-Flow technology, developed by Wix Filtration and used exclusively by NAPA for automotive applications, uses a ring of angled fins to force the dirty oil to flow in a circular motion around the filter media. This process evens out the flow of the dirty oil and virtually eliminates turbulence, thus using the entire filter media and maximizing the capacity and efficiency of the filter." "In addition to Spin-Flow technology, the NASCAR Select filter also features a newly designed filter media, combining cellulose with synthetic fibers. This new media, called T-52, was also developed by Wix Filtration for NAPA automotive use. T-52 greatly increases the filter's "Single-Pass Efficiency," which is a measure of how much of the oil's contaminates are removed in a single trip through the filter. NASCAR Select has one of the highest Single-Pass Efficiency ratings in the industry. "
1ZZFE: NFI 91394
2ZZGE: NFI 91396
Larger V6/V8 Toyota: NFI 91348
This is a top level filter. All the features you expect from a top level filter.
1ZZFE: FIL 1394
2ZZGE: FIL 7145
Large V6/V8 Toyota: FIL 1348
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: FIL 1516
This is their top of the line oil filter. This filter is specified specifically to be used with synthetic oil for extended drain intervals 10,000 miles or above. Tons of capacity at the expense of filtering ability.
1ZZFE: PFL 41394
2ZZGE: PFL 47145
Large V6/V8 Toyota: PFL 41348
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: PFL 41516
Some say this is the same as the Napa Platinum. Some also say the data shows this filter has a terrible efficiency rating at 20 microns (50%). Regardless, Wix considers it their premium filter. It uses a wire backed synthetic media and is recommended for longer drain intervals on synthetic oil.
Large V6/V8 Toyota: 51348XP
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: 51516XP
Mobil 1 and K&N
: Great filters at a hefty price. These are 20 micron 99% filters made by Champion Labs. They feature all of the top of the line features you would expect from only the best. The K&N features a welded nut to aid in removal.
Mobil 1 Part Numbers:
Large V6/V8 Toyota: M1-209
K&N Part Numbers:
Large V6/V8 Toyota: HP-1002
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: HP-2009
: Denso makes the OEM Oil filter for these cars. It is made in several places. In spin-on form this is one of the most peculiar designed oil filters available. It features no end caps, rubber ADBV, and generally poor construction similar to a OCOD fram, though tests have shown them very reliable and generally having a filter media with a larger surface area than the competition..
Available in three to four sizes depending on whether buying from Toyota or Denso directly.
Large V6/V8 Toyota: 90915-YZZG1/90915-YZZD1(older version)/150-2002 (V6) or 90915-YZZD3/150-1003 (V8)
: I will refer only to the high quality Fram Extended Guard and the Fram Ultra line of filters. The others use cardboard end caps and are generally poorly constructed. Cheap is their only good quality.
The Ultra is a very high quality and very robust filter right near the top of the high quality pack. It is designed for a 15K OCI, it's rated efficiency is 99% at 20 microns efficiency rating, and it features an awesome looking metal supported dual synthetic layer media. This new Fram Ultra filter appears to be the best filter ever made by Fram and right at the top level of oil filters. There really isn't a filter available that offers more. This is the filter I use on all of my vehicles.
Large V6/V8 Toyota: XG3614
V6/V8 Toyota Upsize: XG3600
Those are the bulk of it. Most other oil filters are made by the above listed companies under other names (Motorcraft is Purolator, A/C Delco is a lower level Champion Labs, Carquest made by Wix).
Spark plugs on these engines are recommended every 120K if using OEM equivalent plugs. These are dual precious metal plugs and are rated for longer life than the power plugs. I prefer Denso plugs as they are what came with the car. I have installed NGK on several cars and had no issues. These engines came with Iridium plugs so I will discuss these plugs only.
Plug gap for a Corolla is .044 when using Iridium or Iridium "Power" and .040 if using Iridium Twin Tip, but the general consensus is you don't gap Iridium Plugs as they come pregapped.
: NGK offers 2 types of Iridium plugs. An OEM long life Laser Iridium and a power plug called the Iridium IX.
NGK Laser Iridium:
From NGK "Laser Iridium® spark plugs provide superior ignitability and long service life. Smallest tip diameter available Iridium / Platinum surfaces ensure slow wear rate providing stable idle, superior anti fouling, improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions". I used these on my BIL's Honda pilot because it came with them. Great plugs. The "A" plugs and "T" plugs are the same plugs, with the "A" being dealer only.
1ZZFE: PN: IFR5A11/IFR5T11. SN: 4996
2ZZGE: PN: IFR6A11/IFR6T11. SN: 4589
NGK Iridium IX:
From NGK "Designed specifically for the performance enthusiast. Iridium IX® offers extreme ignitability, improved throttle response and superior anti fouling". Used them on my neighbors Corolla. Very nice plugs and slightly better priced than the Lasers. According to NGK, these are around a 40-50K mile plug.
1ZZFE: PN: BKR5EIX-11 SN: 5464
2ZZGE: PN: BKR6EIX-11 SN: 3764
: Denso offers three types of plugs. OEM Long life Denso Iridium Long Life, Iridium Twin Tip (Iridium TT), and the power plug Denso Iridium Power. These are nearly identical to the NGK plugs in price, quality, and construction.
Denso Iridium Long Life:
From Denso "Using the same laser welding process as the Iridium Power spark plug, Denso designed a long life spark plug factory installed on luxury vehicles by automakers such as GM, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi. Using its patented Iridium alloy, Denso was able to shrink the center electrode to 0.7mm, dramatically improving ignitability and longevity." I have these in my Corolla. These are the OEM plugs.
1ZZFE: PN: SK16R11. SN:3324
2ZZGE: PN: SK20R11. SN: 3297
Denso Iridium Twin Tip:
From Denso "The Iridium TT Twin Tip Technology delivers far less obstruction to the spark allowing an omni-directional explosion. This minimizes the quenching effect and results in a more effective, more complete combustion. Better combustion means more power and better fuel economy, as fuel is burned more efficiently with each piston firing. The large center and ground electrodes seen on a Standard Plug increases “quenching” of the explosion, meaning the spark explosion is restricted by the electrodes above and below the gap, allowing it to spread to either side, but not grow with full range." These plugs are OEM in most newer Toyota engines. They are rated for 100K miles
1ZZFE: SN: 4701
2ZZGE: SN: 4702
Denso Iridium Power:
Likely the same as NGK. Lower life but more performance. From Denso "This high-performance spark plug has the world’s smallest iridium center electrode that is a mere 0.4mm in diameter. The tip of the ground electrode is taper cut which reduces quenching and improves firing performance. This combination of DENSO technology provides improved horsepower, acceleration and fuel economy." Lexus owners have great reviews with these. According to Denso, these are a 30K mile plug.
1ZZFE: PN: IK16. SN:5303
2ZZGE: PN: IK20. SN: 5304
: I have only read one person having a positive review for these. Use at your own risk.
From Bosch "You don’t have to choose between high performance and long life in your iridium spark plug. Bosch Iridium is engineered to deliver both. The ultra fine wire design and laser welded tapered ground electrode deliver optimum performance, while the iridium center electrode and platinum ground electrode help it to go the distance."
: No reviews on these. I wouldn't use them but they are here for your review.
Autolite Xtreme Performance Iridium:
From Autolite "XP Xtreme Performance Spark Plugs are one of the brand's most technologically advanced spark plugs ever. With an iridium-enhanced .6 mm finewire design and patented platinum sidewire technology, these spark plugs provide better overall durability and a more focused ignition for better overall ignitability and optimum performance."
: Same as Autolite:
From Champion "Champion Iridium: Champion Iridium spark plugs offer maximum performance regardless of engine or ignition type. Each plug has an extremely fine-wire iridium center electrode that is "laser-locked" to the center electrode, and a platinum V-trimmed ground electrode to ensure the longest life and greatest erosion resistance. Champion iridium plugs come with our exclusive Heat-Active™ alloy to reach operating temperatures quickly and maintain stable operating temperatures under varying engine loads. Champion iridium plugs deliver a consistently focused spark that provides the greatest engine performance regardless of engine type or ignition system. "
Air filters are shown to be directly responsible for oil condition. There are a few available here as well. I will only discuss the OEM filter as I am a firm believer that cold air intakes are detrimental to filtering as most cone filters available filter worse than factory (and therefore flow more).
: This is by far the best quality filter available. Featuring a 3 layer element to filter small, medium, and large particles and a perfect fit this filter is the best of the bunch. Available from Toyota as 17801-0D010/0D020. Beck Arnley 0421647 may be the same filter.
The rest of the filters either are of worse quality or mimic the Denso without the 3 layer filtering.
: No PureOne is available. A25463
Many available here. Some are charcoal impregnated to reduce odors.
(Electrostatically Charged): Toyota - 88568-02020 or Aftermarket - 4532039
: Standard - CF157 or Electrostatically Charged - CF3157
: Charcoal Impregnated - CF10133
: Standard - CF46 or Charcoal Impregnated - RA5
2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe
(Electrostatically Charged): Toyota - 87139-YZZ09/88508-01010 or Aftermarket - 4536058
: Standard - CF134 or Electrostatically Charged - GM - 88970273 or Aftermarket - CF3134
: Charcoal Impregnated - CF10374
: Standard - CF31 or Charcoal Impregnated - GA10
The life blood of the engine. Synthetic oil is recommended for better wear protection, extended intervals, fuel economy, and startability. The decision of what kind of oil you run can make the difference between an oil burner, 200K miles, or your fuel economy. Not all oils are created equal. Running synthetic oil and changing at 3K is a waste of money. These oils are proven to go up to 15K miles between oil changes!
Take a look at these links before you decide what weight of oil to use.
Oils are of excellent quality. TGMO (Toyota Genuine Motor Oil) is Mobil 1 oil with a special formulation. I will describe the synthetic lines.
Mobil 1 is grouped into 6 basic types of synthetic. Mobil 1 Annual Protection, Mobil 1, Mobil 1 Extended Performance, Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy, Mobil 1 High Mileage, and Mobil 1 Emission System Protection.
The Mobil 1 oil is has shown to be a high quality oil for all engines. It is available from 0W40, 5W20, 5W30, 10W30, and 15W50.
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy:
Is a great oil as well shown to be superior in quality to the Mobil 1 on a few occasions. It is available only a 0W20 or 0W30. This oil has all the benefits of the 5W20 or 5W30 oil respectively but offers cold weather operation and reduces cold start wear. This is the oil I used to run in all of my cars.
Mobil 1 Annual Protection:
A higher end oil from Mobil 1. It is designed to be used for extended drains of up to 20K miles or 1 year. Available in 0W20, 5W20, and 5W30.
Mobil 1 Emission System Performance:
A newer oil which is specifically engineered for modern diesel and gasoline engines with emission systems components like modern diesel particulate filters and catalytic converters in mind. Available in 0W30 and 5W30.
Mobil 1 Extended Performance:
A higher end oil from Mobil 1. It is designed to be used for extended drains of up to 15K miles. Available in 0W20, 5W20, 5W30, and 10W30.
Mobil 1 High Mileage:
For use in vehicles with over 75K miles. Has more seal conditioners, anti-wear additives, and detergents than other Mobil 1 oils. Available as a 5W30, 10W30, and 10W40.
Product data sheets:
M1 AFE 0W20: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...l_Economy.aspx
M1 AFE 0W30: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...l_Economy.aspx
M1 AP 0W20, 5W20, 5W30: https://www.mobil.com/English-US/Pas...ual-Protection
M1 0W40: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...l_1_0W-40.aspx
M1 5W20: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...l_1_5W-20.aspx
M1 5W30: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...il1_5W-30.aspx
M1 10W30: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub..._1_10W-30.aspx
M1 15W50: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...l1_15W-50.aspx
M1 ESP 0W30: http://www.mobil.com/english-US/Pass...-1-ESP-X1-0W30
M1 ESP 5W30: http://www.mobil.com/english-US/Pass...P-Formula-5W30
M1 EP 0W20, 5W20, 5W30, 10W30: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...rformance.aspx
M1 HM 5w30: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...leage_Oil.aspx
M1 HM 10W30: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...leage_Oil.aspx
M1 HM 10W40: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...leage_Oil.aspx
Pennzoil's line of synthetic motor oil. The newest formulations are made from compressed natural gas, and are some of the cleanest oils available today. These oils, like many others, are made by SOPUS.
Pennzoil Platinum is now grouped into 3 basic types of synthetic oils: Pennzoil Platinum, Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage, and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum.
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum:
Even better than Pennzoil Platinum. Claims to be 25% cleaner than Mobil 1, 35% cleaner than Valvoline SynPower, and 40% Cleaner than Castrol Edge with Syntec. Available in 0W-20, 0W40, 5W-20, 5W-30, and 10W-30.
It is dubbed as one of the cleanest oils claiming to be 8% cleaner than Mobil 1, 17% Cleaner than Valvoline, and 20% Cleaner than Castrol. This is supposed to be a great oil for cleaning out your engine of varnish.
This oil comes in 4 basic sub-types: US, Euro, Euro Diesel, and Racing. The Euro diesel is specifically engineered for European diesel engines and includes:
Euro L: For gasoline engines or DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) equipped diesel engines. Is ACEA C3 and Dexos approved.
Euro LX: Thinner variant of the Euro L that is ACEA C2/C3 approved.
Euro AV: Specifically engineered for high performance and TDI diesel engines. It has surpassed the requirements for VW and Peugot in house testing.
US is available in 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30, and 10W-30.
Euro is available in 0W30, 5W30, and 5W40
Euro L is available in 5W30
Euro LX is available in 0W30
Euro AV is available in 5W30
Racing is available in 10W60
Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage:
For use in vehicles with over 75K miles. Has more seal conditioners, anti-wear additives, and detergents than other Pennzoil Platinum oils. This has become the go to oil for my fleet. Available in 5W20 and 5W30.
Product data sheets:
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0W20: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...inum-0W-20.pdf
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0W40: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...inum-0W-40.pdf
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W20: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...inum-5W-20.pdf
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...inum-5W-30.pdf
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 10W30: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...num-10W-30.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum US 0W20: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...-Motor-Oil.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum US 5W20: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...-Motor-Oil.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum US 5W30: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...-Motor-Oil.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum US 10W30: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...-Motor-Oil.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W40: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc..._Motor_Oil.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5W30: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...Euro_5W-30.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5W40: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc..._Motor_Oil.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum Euro L 5W30: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc..._Motor_Oil.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W30: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc..._Motor_Oil.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum Euro AV 5W30: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...-SAE-5W-30.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum Racing 10W60: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...ing-10W-60.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage 5W20: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...-Motor-Oil.pdf
Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage 5W30: http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/produc...-Motor-Oil.pdf
Another high quality oil made by SOPUS. I have run this numerous times with great results.
Some say this stuff is the same as the older Pennzoil Platinum in certain grades, while some say it's slightly different with a slight edge for the Platinum. The oil is marketed as highly durable with superior anti-wear properties. Available in the same grades as Pennzoil Platinum 0W20, 5W20, 5W30, 10W30, and 5W50.
Product Data Sheet: http://www.epc.shell.com/Docs/GPCDOC...1007020129.pdf
Another highly touted oil. Valvoline Synthetics are now grouped into two basic types of synthetic oils: Valvoline Syn Power and Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage with Maxlife Technology.
The oil is marketed as highly durable with superior anti-sludge and deposit properties. Available in 0W20, 5W20, 5W30, 5W40, 10W30, and 20W50
Product Data Sheet: http://www.valvoline.com/pdf/synpower.pdf
Full Synthetic High Mileage with Maxlife Technology:
Valvoline's newest synthetic oil. It is marketed as highly durable with superior anti-wear properties, claiming to provide 40% more anti-wear film than Mobil 1. Available in 0W20, 5W20, 5W30, and 10W30.
Product Data Sheet: http://content.valvoline.com/pdf/val...technology.pdf
Some say this a synthetic blend while some say its full synthetic. Nonetheless a very popular oil.
Edge with Syntec:
Available in 0W20, 0W30, 5W20, 5W30, 5W40, 5W50, 10W30, and 10W40.
Product Data Sheet here: http://www.castrol.com/liveassets/bp..._Sept_2011.pdf
Touted often as the absolute best and only oil that should be used. This oil is high quality from my research but the price, distribution network, and only me attitude make it an outcast.
Amsoil Signature Series:
Available in 0W20, 0W30, 5W20, 5W30, and 10W30.
Product data sheets:
Yet another high quality synthetic oil. Available more places than Amsoil, this oil has a loyal following of hard core enthusiasts.
Available in 0W-20, 0W-40, 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40, 15W-40 and 20W-50.
Product explanation sheet: http://www.royalpurpleconsumer.com/w...I_MotorOIl.pdf
Coolant brings about more arguments than any fluid except maybe motor oil. The only real requirement is that the coolant be a P-HOAT (Phosphated Hybrid Organic Acid Technology) coolant that does not contain 2EHA (Dexcool or Dexclones), silicates, amines, or borates. I am an avid user of Toyota Pink and Zerex Asian Vehicle coolant. Other highly recommended coolants include Toyota Red Concentrate, Honda Type 2 (Honda Blue), Pentofrost A1 (Red), Pentofrost A2 (Green), Pentofrost A3 (Blue), Pentofrost A4 (Pink), Beck/Arnley Premium Extended Life Pink, Beck/Arnley Premium OE Extended Life Blue, Beck/Arnley Premium OE Red Concentrate, Beck/Arnley Premium OE Green Concentrate, Reochem OEM Premium Extended Life Red, Reochem OEM Premium Extended Life Pink, Reochem OEM Premium Extended Life Blue, and many other OEM coolants. Replace every 60-80K.
Note: With Pentofrost and Beck/Arnley, the only real differences between each of their individual coolants is the color, as the specs are identical between them.
Here are some data sheets/MSDS sheets:
Toyota/Aisin: Toyota and Aisin coolants are exactly the same product.
Super Long Life Coolant (Pink)
Long Life Coolant (Red)
Aisin Super Long Life Pink
Type 2 (Honda Blue)
Asian Vehicle Formula
Extended Life Blue and Extended Life Pink
Red Concentrate - http://www.maxmarketing.com/beckarnl...heet%20NEW.pdf
Green Concentrate - http://www.maxmarketing.com/beckarnl...Data_Sheet.pdf
Reochem OEM Premium:
Extended Life Red - http://www.recochem.com/us/media/upl...-374ROEM_R.pdf
Extended Life Pink - http://www.recochem.com/us/media/upl...86-174POEM.pdf
Extended Life Blue - http://www.recochem.com/us/media/upl...-174BOEM_B.pdf
Extended Life Green - http://www.recochem.com/us/media/upl...6-374GROEM.pdf
Transmission Fluid for A/T:
Another hot topic. I like Valvoline Maxlife the most for both T-IV and WS applications.
Toyota/Lexus Type T-IV
: This fluid is made by Mobil and is called several names. It is sold as Mobil JWS3309, Audi/Volkswagon G-055-025-A2, Ford WSS-M2C924-A, GM GM9986195, Saab 3309. This is a synthetic blend fluid and should be replaced every 30K miles by drain and fill.
Product data sheet: http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub..._ATF_3309.aspx
Castrol TransMax Full Synthetic Multi-Vehicle ATF
: Meets the JASO-1A requirements for Toyota Type T-IV. Fully synthetic fluid which is likely a response to Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc as a low viscosity modern ATF. It likely also works for WS but doesn't directly say so (says recommended for all Toyota transmissions).
Product Data sheet: http://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/Fu...PXE-99LBRT.pdf
Castrol Import TransMax Multi-Vehicle
: Specifically made for import vehicles it meets the JASO-1A requirements for Toyota Type T-IV. Also a synthetic blend. Replace it every 30K.
Product Data sheet: http://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/Fu...20MV%20PDS.pdf
Castrol TransMax High Mileage Multi-Vehicle ATF
: Meets the JASO-1A requirements for Toyota Type T-IV. A high mileage fluid that claims to have additional seal conditioners and cleaning agents for higher mileage transmissions. Likely a synthetic blend.
Product Data sheet: http://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/Fu...20PDS%20Am.pdf
Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc
: Fully synthetic, highly recommended and highly rated. This ATF is recommended even in WS transmissions and is my go to fluid for any Toyota transmission service.
Valvoline Import Multi-Vehicle ATF
: Now similar in formulation to Castrol Import Multi-Vehicle ATF with around a 1 cSt lower viscosity (6.9 vs 8). Fully synthetic fluid still and likely a good alternative to the Castrol Import which is more easily found in quart bottles. This fluid is sold at lots of places in the 1 gallon bottles. Highly recommended. This fluid is no longer WS compatible, unless it specifically says so on the back of the bottle due to a formulation change.
Product Data Sheet: http://www.valvoline.com/pdf/multi_vehicle_atf.pdf
Very highly rated boutique ATF that is recommended to replace with T-IV. I haven't found a single negative review on this stuff. However don't be confused. This ATF is comparatively very expensive (2-3 times the cost of Valvoline Maxlife per gallon).
Product Data Sheet: http://www.redlineoil.com/content/fi...PDS%202-10.pdf
Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF:
Very highly rated boutique ATF that is recommended to replace with T-IV. I haven't found a single negative review on this stuff either. However don't be confused. Like Redline, this ATF is comparatively very expensive (2-3 times the cost of Valvoline Maxlife per gallon).
Product Data Sheet: http://www.amsoil.com/lit/databulletins/g3110.pdf
Gear Oil for M/T:
Most agree on a few good oils. Toyota manual tranmissions need to have a GL4 oil to prevent damage to the yellow metal inside the transmission. Synthetic gear oil is amazing and works great in the cold for smooth buttery shifts. Replace all every 30K.
My favorite. Available on Amazon or from Redline for about 13 bucks a quart.
Product Data sheet: http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=46&pcid=7
Amsoil Synthetic Manual Transmission oil:
Another highly recommended yellow metal safe oil.
Product data sheet: http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/mtg.aspx
Royal Purple Max Gear:
Well recommended, yellow metal safe oil.
Description sheet: http://royalpurpleconsumer.com/produ...ive/#!max-gear
Mobil, Valvoline, and Castrol do not specify or list a GL4 compatibile gear oil.
Power Steering Fluid:
Replace every 2-3 years. The power steering requires any Dexron compatible ATF as opposed to the clear generic stuff. I prefer to use Valvoline Maxlife or Castrol Transmax. You can however use any Dexron compatible ATF you wish (I have even used Toyota T-IV with great results).
Replace every 2-3 years. I prefer to use any available synthetic DOT 3 or DOT4 fluid I can find at the auto parts store such as Wearever, Prestone, or Valvoline. Other high quality "boutique" fluids like Motul or other name brands may not be worth the cost for a daily driven car.
Brake Pads, Shoes, and Rotors:
Not all brakes are created equal. Rotor quality and pad quality can mean the difference between squeaks or brake fade in emergencies or stop and go driving. OEM pads are low dust ceramic in the front. I highly recommend using the OEM hardware when doing a brake job.
Pads and Shoes:
The OEM pads and shoes equipped on your vehicle. These are very high quality low dust pad made by either Advics, Sumitomo, Hitachi, or Akebono. I currently have 120K miles on my OEM Toyota pads.
CE/LE/S and Base/XR - 04465-02070
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 04465-02080
CE/LE/S North American Built - 04495-02050
CE/LE/S Japan Built - 04495-52040
FWD Matrix and Vibe - 04495-01040
AWD Matrix and Vibe - 04495-63011
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 04466-20090
A higher performance brake pad which is made of a Kevlar and ceramic compound.
All 2003-2008 - PTR09-02080
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - PTR09-20010-15
Very high quality replacement pads. Akebono makes OEM pads for Toyota and other manufacturers. The hardware is generic and I prefer OEM hardware. I have used these several times with great results.
All 2003-2008 - Akebono ACT923
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - ACT823
Another high quality OEM pad maker for Toyota and others.
All 2003-2008 - AD0923
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - AD0823
Beck/Arnley offers a few different lines of brake pads. I will only focus on the OEM Brake Pad line which is literally a rebox of the factory Sumitomo, Advics, Hitachi, or Akebono pads in a Beck/Arnley box and the Premium Shoes, which are high quality replacement brake shoes. These pads and shoes are highly recommended.
OE Pads: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...id=588&jpid=87
All 2003-2008 Models - 089-1697
CE/LE/S North American Built - 081-3167
CE/LE/S Japan Built - 081-3146
FWD Matrix and Vibe - 081-3168
AWD Matrix and Vibe - 081-3174
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 089-1636
Centric offers 3 Ceramic pad lines. One Posi-Quiet premium in house line ,another "100 Series" OEM pad line where they rebox OEM pads, and a high performance StopTech line.
Posi-Quiet Premium: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...584&cc=1433062
All 2003-2008 Models - 105.09230
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 105.08230
"100 Series" OE Formula Pads:
All 2003-2008 Models - 100.09230
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 100.08230
StopTech High Performance:
Comparable to EBC Redstuff and Hawk HPS, these High Performance pads are raved about for their performance and driveability.
All 2003-2008 Models - 309.09230
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 30908230
Brembo is leading name in brake performance and technology. They also have an OEM line which may be a rebox of other pads.
Front - P83061N
Comparable to StopTech and EBC Redstuff these High Performance pads are raved about for their performance and driveability.
HPS Street Pads:
All 2003-2008 Models - HB441F.661
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - HB329F.543
Comparable to the Centric line, these High Performance pads are raved about for their performance and driveability.
Note: EBC recommends to NOT upgrade the rear brake pads unless the SAME upgrade is fitted to the front to avoid brake imbalance. What this means is make sure that the rear brakes are not higher friction than the front.
High quality OEM replacement pads with the "much coveted" GG friction rating. http://ebcbrakes.com/product/ultimax-brake-pads/
All 2003-2008 Models - UD923
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - UD823
Green Stuff Sport:
"Greenstuff pads deliver improved stopping power with zero noise and normal lifetime." http://ebcbrakes.com/product/greenstuff-brake-pads/
All 2003-2008 Models - DP21637
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - DP21326
Red Stuff Fast:
"Redstuff Ceramic pad for higher speed driving... deliver zero noise and extended lifetime." http://ebcbrakes.com/product/redstuff-brake-pads/
All 2003-2008 Models - DP31637C
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - DP31326C
Yellow Stuff Race:
For extended race use." http://ebcbrakes.com/product/yellows...nd-track-pads/
All 2003-2008 Models - DP41637R
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - DP41326R
Thermoquiet are the premium Wagner line. Good overall reviews online as well. Apparently they are the number one global pad manufacturer.
All 2003-2008 Models - QC923 (with hardware) PD923 (without hardware)
CE/LE/S North American Built - PAB801
CE/LE/S Japan Built - PAB832
FWD Matrix and Vibe - PAB785
AWD Matrix and Vibe - PAB790
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - QC823 (with hardware) PD823 (without hardware)
Another very commonly used brake pad. Available in 4 lines I will touch only on the Gold and Ceramic lines for pads and Silver for shoes:
Economical bonded brake shoes in the silver line.
CE/LE/S North American Built - NB801
CE/LE/S Japan Built - NB832
FWD Matrix and Vibe - NB785
AWD Matrix and Vibe - NB790
High quality ceramic pad that does not include hardware. Lifetime warranty
All 2003-2008 Models - GNAD923
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - GNAD823
High quality ceramic pad that includes hardware and moly brake lube. I have used these with great results.
All 2003-2008 Models - PNAD923
XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - PNAD823
There are several other manufacturers of brake pads and shoes including: Bendix, Monroe, Midas, Raybestos, etc., that are either reboxes or similar quality. This list is not all inclusive but should provide a guide for good quality pads and shoes.
Brake Rotors and Drums:
High quality rotors that can be expected from an OEM manufacturer.
Front: All 2003-2008 models - Toyota - 43512-02111 or GM - 88974262
Rear Disc: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 42431-47030 or GM - 88974200
Corolla CE/LE/S - 42431-02100
FWD Matrix and Vibe - Toyota - 42431-01030 or GM - 88970141
AWD Matrix and Vibe - Toyota - 42431-12230 or GM - 88970107
Very high quality rotors from an OEM manufacturer. Advics claims that these rotors are made with identical materials and processes as the factory Toyota and Lexus rotors specifically.
Front: All 2003-2008 models - A6F059
Very high quality premium rotors and drums . I have used both Beck/Arnley rotors and drums with good results. http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...d=1420&jpid=22
Front: All 2003-2008 models - 083-2924
Rear Disc: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 083-2827
Corolla CE/LE/S - 083-2937
FWD Matrix and Vibe - 083-3026
AWD Matrix and Vibe - 083-3313
Centric offers many different rotors from a standard all the way to a drilled and slotted StopTech rotor. Higher models feature a corossion resistant E-coating. These are my preferred choice when OEM are too much.
Front: All 2003-2008 models - 121.44114
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT -121.4415
Front: All 2003-2008 models - 120.44114 w/out cryogenic treatment 12044114CRY w/ cryogenic treatment
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT -120.44115 w/out cryogenic treatment 12044115CRY w/cryogenic treatment
High Carbon Alloy: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...528&cc=1433059
Front: All 2003-2008 models - 125.44114
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 125.4415
Front: All 2003-2008 models -
Drilled - 128.44114L 128.44114R w/out cryogenic treatment 128.44114CL 128.44114CR w/ cryogenic treatment
Slotted - 126.44114SL 126.44114SR w/out cryogenic treatment 126.44114CSL 126.44114CSR w/ cryogenic treatment
Drilled and Slotted - 127.44114L 127.44114R w/out cryogenic treatment 127.44114CL 127.44114CR w/ cryogenic treatment
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT -
Drilled - 128.44115L 128.44115R w/out cryogenic treatment 128.44115CL 128.44115CR w/ cryogenic treatment
Slotted - 126.44115SL 126.44115SR w/out cryogenic treatment 126.44115CSL 126.44115CSR w/ cryogenic treatment
Drilled and Slotted - 127.44115L 127.44115R w/out cryogenic treatment 127.44115CL 127.44115CR w/ cryogenic treatment
Brembo blanks are the only choice for some owners. High quality Brembo blanks are comparable to OEM quality. Watch out for fakes.
Front: All 2003-2008 models - 09.9559.20 (not painted) 09.9559.21 (painted) / 5 Digit Brembo Part Number 25564
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 08.A273.20 / 5 Digit Brembo Part Number 25565
High quality rotors for street and sport applications.
High quality replacement blanks.
Front: All 2003-2008 models - UPR7110
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - UPR7111
GD Series Rotor:
High Quality Cross Drilled Rotors
Front: All 2003-2008 models - GD7110
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - GD7111
High Quality Slotted Rotors
Front: All 2003-2008 models - USR7110
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - USR7111
Front: All 2003-2008 models - 12844114L 12844114R (drilled) 12744114L 12744114R (drilled and slotted)
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT -12844115L 12844115R (drilled) 12744115L 12744115R (drilled and slotted)
Autozone rotors. I have used them for years with no issues.
Front: All 2003-2008 models - 31270
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 31269
Allegedly these are high carbon steel rotors. They also have an E-Coating for rust prevention.
Front: All 2003-2008 models - 31270DG
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - 31269DG
Pretty standard Rotor
Front: All 2003-2008 models - BD126017 or 126017
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - BD12606 or 126016
Another pretty standard rotor. I got two really bad sets of these and can no longer really recommend them, however the part number is here for your information.
Front: All 2003-2008 models - YH145294
Rear: XRS Models and Pontiac Vibe GT - YH145293