Last post on Nov 27, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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Toyota Prius, Auto Repair, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback
#322 of 323 Re: Just bought a 2010, oil swap-out question? [canyonboy]
Nov 27, 2012 (5:39 am)
Do whatever the manual sez. If it calls for 0w-20, then do it. ( Mine is an older model w/smaller engine. ) I would replace the eng oil fltr, cause if yours is like mine..it is sooo very small the oil it contains is negligible but a new oil filter at each oil change is a must. Is 7K mi. the recommended drain interval? I would do as they recommend. Forget the "severe conditions" schedule. That is a waste of money, time, oil, and landfill space. All this, of course, if you do NOT do a whole bunch of stop and go driving. By that I mean short trips when the engine never gets up to operating temp. ( That is hardest on an engine. ) Long idling periods too. Luck.
#323 of 323 Re: Just bought a 2010, oil swap-out question? [whitey9]
Nov 27, 2012 (9:24 am)
7k is not the recommended interval, but it will get me to 40,000 miles which would be the correct interval for the 10k oil changes. After that I'll be on the regular maintenance schedule.
I'll be driving all day all over Los Angeles, meaning lots of short trips and stop and go on the freeways both rush hours, but L.A. is swarming with Priuses, lots of taxis are Prius too, so let's hope the car holds up. I have 225,000 miles on my 2002 KIA Sorento in the same driving conditions, and I'll alternate cars daily til the KIA finally gives up. If it ever does, the thing is built like a tank.