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Scion tC, Scion xB, Scion xA, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1 of 157 Scion Owners: Care & Maintenance
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Sep 29, 2004 (3:58 am)
Talk about how you maintain your Scion here.
#2 of 157 Put a high gloss on that metallic paint ...
Oct 04, 2004 (10:48 am)
There is NOTHING better than the shine you get from using the Zaino set of products. These are for those willing to spend a couple of days producing the deepest and best gloss (show car quality) you can get. However, most owners of a tC are not this anal. If you read the manual (highly recommended) you will find a little item tucked away that "suggests" you wax your tC MONTHLY. Now, Meguiar's has a wonderful new product called NXT generation TECHWAX. It lists at $15 per bottle (Zaino will set you back 50-75 initially)and will do the car in less than 30 minutes - including some TLC buffing. Hey! every 3-4 weeks a thirty minute effort that is almost as glossy and slick as the Z product. If you don't like the product, Meguiar's will give you your money back!!!
#3 of 157 Tires and pressure
Oct 04, 2004 (1:19 pm)
What does everyone recommend for tire pressure on the Potenzas?
Second question is: the dealer recommended first oil change and maintenece is at 5000 miles or 6 months. However, the tech who put the "change oil" sticker on the windshield when I first picked it up had it down for 3 months or 5000 miles. Which do you suppose is right?
#4 of 157 Re: Tires and pressure [tahlequah]
Oct 08, 2004 (9:44 pm)
I still go about every 3-4000 miles on my TC
#5 of 157 Re: oil changes
Oct 13, 2004 (12:16 pm)
Ive got an xB, just had the oil changed at 4200 miles. Then at about 5010 miles the "MAINT. REQ'D" light on the dash board started flashing every time I start the car. How do you reset this light? Is it going to go off every time I have an oil change ahead of schedule (at 3000 miles instead of 5000)? Any help on this matter would be appreciated.
#6 of 157 Re: oil changes [dwatts5250]
Oct 13, 2004 (2:09 pm)
If the xB is set up like the tC, there is a section in the manual that tells you how to: 1)set the display to ODOMETER; 2) turn the car off; and 3) while holding the read-out selector button turn the car on. It would be nice if you could select the interval rather than have it always to default to 5000 but at least you can easily reset it.
#7 of 157 Touch up paint
Oct 16, 2004 (4:36 pm)
My dealer has exactly ZERO selection for touch up paint for the Scions. I prefer a pen but can do with a toothpick and the bottle. But, it HAS to be the right color; not just a "near fit."
Anyone else having this problem?
#8 of 157 Uses oil?
Nov 01, 2004 (3:09 pm)
I just logged 1500 miles on my tC and had to add some oil to the little beast. Granted there was lots of rev up and back down against compression during "break in" but I was surprised at having to add so soon.
#9 of 157 Synthetic Oil??
Nov 18, 2004 (10:24 am)
I am seeing numbers getting close to 3000 on the odometer and am thinking about the first oil change. I know that Scion will give me a couple "free" but was wondering if anyone had switched to synthetic oil?
#10 of 157 Re: Touch up paint [genee]
Nov 23, 2004 (1:52 pm)
Three dealers and still a perfect ZERO on Scion touch up paint - of course I have only asked for Black Cherry.