By no means scientific and probably wrong but I have always changed my oil based on the color. When it turns a darkish brown I change it usually coincides with 3K-5k miles
Well, heat and tolerances all affect the performance of oil. With more precise construction, you can, and potentially want to run a thinner oil so that lubrication can begin quicker, plus more consistent. Hydraulic bearing physics are quite interesting!Okay so Canada is the same as the U.S.? That's at least better to hear. If not, it would be very strange.
I have heard other countries do recommend different oils for the same engine.
Actually, it is. If you were to analyze the content of your M1 bottle from 15 years ago (GF-4 spec) vs M1 of today (GF-6 spec), you'd notice a difference for the better.Synthetic oil is no better now than 15yrs ago. Been using the same M1 since then.
This was true for the 11th gen (5K Canada vs 10K for US) but not for the 12th gen (10K for both). It might have to do with Toyota establishing that the newer spec oil was also suitable in winter country.Same engine, different countries, different "requirements" Smells like fish up in here lol
I agree with much of this but I also think that the marketing side of things comes in to play. As other companies extend their OCI that Toyota feels that they can play the odds and know that doing a 10k mile OCI will allow a long enough life span even if it's not as long as a 5k mile OCI.Well, guess I’m an idiot then. My belief is that Toyota has done way more R&D into these engines than you or I could ever do. Yes, Toyota is in the business to sell cars, and yes it would be beneficial for them to get you to buy a car every five years.
But if you bought one of their cars, and it died in five years, you probably wouldn’t be buying a new Toyota. Long term reliability is Toyota’s bread and butter. If they weren’t very reliable, nearly every Toyota model would have nothing special about it. None of them are top in their class at basically anything, but you can count it never dying. Every Toyota owner I know has not had a single significant issue with their car.
These cars are over engineered to last forever. Which way there are plenty of stories of people with old Toyota that have 100k miles on them but have had like five oil changes. Neglected, stupid, but still running.
Toyota knows what they’re doing. And I trust their research into their own cars that they design much more than I trust my own research. Never trust yourself to be the end all authority on everything. That’s my motto, cause at some point I realized I was just being a stuck up asshole.
Most oil is recycled now for other products so it's not that wasteful. If cars last longer and take up less space in junkyards and new cars are not needed as often that can also be viewed as better for the environment. There are so many ways to look at these things.For now and like everything else that's bad for the environment the more waste oil is produced the more it drives up refining costs then oil price goes up then evrinmental fees increase so yes short term no issue long prices increase because people think engineers and scientists who developed synthetic oil should still change on a 5000 basis ...so if this is the rule people are using for years how often did you change your conventional oil when it was supposed to be 5000?
For oil changes intervals I would partly disagree it's pure marketing. See the evolution of oil specs and requirements.think it's the same way with the "lifetime" CVT fluid. That's just a marketing thing
Hows this oil compared to the stock oil? 0W-20 Vs 0W-20.Mobil 1 EP 0W-20 and Mobil 1 EP 103a filter at 2,500 miles then at 5,000, then 10,000. Now every 5k miles, bottle of Techron every 3k miles. Every new car I’ve had in the past 17 years I’ve followed that schedule.
Is techron even needed with how much detergent is in top tier gasoline?Mobil 1 EP 0W-20 and Mobil 1 EP 103a filter at 2,500 miles then at 5,000, then 10,000. Now every 5k miles, bottle of Techron every 3k miles. Every new car I’ve had in the past 17 years I’ve followed that schedule.
Diameter is 2.75" compared to 2.7", and height is at 3.12" from 2.952" for a Denso 150-2000... It is in fact specifically listed for your engine.So if this M1 filter is larger than the stock filter, will it fit perfectly?
I still change every 5K miles.Don't let the $9 "Extended Performance; 20,000 Mile" filter influence you into extended oil change intervals. You're better off changing oil regularly with a good $3 oil filter.
It fits perfectSo if this M1 filter is larger than the stock filter, will it fit perfectly?