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I have an '07 Avalon Touring with 118K miles on it. I just wondered what type of motor oil I should purchase for it. I am aware that it does need 5-30W viscosity, according to the manual; I just don't know what the very best kind of oil I should use.

Any thoughts? Thank you.
 

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Current spec "motor oil" is the very best.

It doesn't need 5-30w

If in your budget, I'd use a full synthetic 5w-30.
 

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I just started coming over here recently. I have a 2006 Avalon and I used Shaffer's 5w30 full synthetic up until the last change @ 131K. Each of those changes were at 10K miles. The last change used M1 High Mileage. When I change it out at approx 8500 miles, I will replace it with the same M1. I will then submit a sample to be analyzed since I am going to replace this car with a new Avalon(probably) and give this car to our son and DIL. I don't want to give them a hidden lemon.
 

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Just did my first oil change on this 2009 Avalon XL. Mobil 1 5w-30 with stock Toyota oil filter.

Bought the Assenmacher oil filter wrench, as recommended by somebody on this forum, so it was easy to remove.

If your are a DIY oil changer, highly suggested. (Also had to buy a 24mm socket...because I didn't have one on hand!)
 

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Just did my first oil change on this 2009 Avalon XL. Mobil 1 5w-30 with stock Toyota oil filter.

Bought the Assenmacher oil filter wrench, as recommended by somebody on this forum, so it was easy to remove.

If your are a DIY oil changer, highly suggested. (Also had to buy a 24mm socket...because I didn't have one on hand!)
What requires a 24mm socket? I've been changing the oil on my 06 Avalon for 8 years and still don't have one.
 

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What requires a 24mm socket? I've been changing the oil on my 06 Avalon for 8 years and still don't have one.
The Assenmacher wrench needs it. Other similar wrenches have a 3/8" square drive hole, but the Assenmacher doesn't.

They recommend a 24mm six point socket. I used a 24mm twelve point socket, 1/2" drive wrench.

Oil filter was on tight, but it came right off with that combo.
 

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The Assenmacher wrench needs it. Other similar wrenches have a 3/8" square drive hole, but the Assenmacher doesn't.

They recommend a 24mm six point socket. I used a 24mm twelve point socket, 1/2" drive wrench.

Oil filter was on tight, but it came right off with that combo.
I had forgotten the name of the wrench I use. It has 2 ears that engage projections on the cartridge holder. I forget which wrench it takes. We only drive a little over 12K miles per year any more and at 10K between changes I forget details.
 

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Mine is a 2012 Avalon. Why 5w 30 and not 0w 20 ? I have 82k Dealer is doing oil changes still.
What does your owners manual state on page 523?

I also wouldn't assume or trust that the dealer is the most competent.
 

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Use any brand whose spec. lines up with what's in the owners manual.
 

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Oil are best rated by how much Ester they have in them. I dont mean Aunt Ester. More so in Synthetic, Ester is the wonder additive we want the most in our oils. Supposedly the Ester content is plastered all over the bottle for bragging rights but I have not gotten around to researching that.

Some dyno blend oils can have high Ester and actually be sold as full synthetic as I just read about this in a AAA Magazine or Cycle World. So lately I am looking for full synthetic oil with a high Ester content. I dont want to add anything else. Some people want to add Lucus conditioner. Does it provide more Ester?
 
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