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#632 of 769 2010 Oil Change Interval
Feb 20, 2010 (12:22 pm)
In the Warranty and Maintenance Guide for my 2010 4runner, on page 38 it specifically states, as the first line item under 5,000 miles of 6 months, "Replace engine oil and oil filter." I had planned on changing the break in oil at 1000 miles or so (a ritual associated with all of the previous new cars I had owned), but based on other discussions on this forum about possible extra anti-scuff additives in the factory oil, and lack of any mention by Toyota of early oil change, will probably 'split the difference' and change the break in oil & filter at 2500 or so.
#633 of 769 first oil change
Feb 20, 2010 (9:22 pm)
I agree with previous post. I will be changing the oil before first 5,000 miles, no matter what the change date/miles recommend. Good to know about the lack of additives in the factory oil (first oil in engine). Thanks for the update. Total miles so far on my SR5 - 2,300 miles. Aside from having the cross-bars and not knowing how to put them on, I am very pleased.
#635 of 769 Re: first oil change [embryo]
Feb 22, 2010 (8:23 am)
Thanks for the site reference. That forum is awesome. I will have the bars on in no-time thanks to that step-by-step.
#636 of 769 Re: first oil change [104runner]
Feb 22, 2010 (12:11 pm)
np. there is tons of information there for current 5th gen owners and prospective buyers. www.toyota-4runner.org/5th-gen-t4rs-its-finally-here/
#638 of 769 Re: 2010 Oil Change Interval [warreb]
Feb 23, 2010 (6:39 am)
Here is what I received from Toyota when I inquired about the oil change interval....
Thank you for contacting Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
We apologize for any misunderstanding or inconvenience this may have caused.
Toyota recently announced that it will transition its new vehicles away from using conventional motor oil and instead use a 0W-20 weight synthetic oil.
Currently, the following Toyota vehicles use synthetic oil:
2010 Camry 2.5L engine with Automatic transmission (4 cyl)
2010 Camry 2.5L engine with Manual Transmission and California emissions
2010 FJ Cruiser with 4.0L engine
2010 Sequoia with 4.6L engine
2010 4Runner with 4.0L engine
2010 Tundra with 4.6L engine
The superior qualities of synthetic oil have allowed the oil change intervals to be extended from 5,000 miles or 6 months to 10,000 miles or 1 year whichever occurs first.
If your vehicle is driven under "Special Operating Conditions," the oil change intervals will remain at 5,000 miles or 6 months:
Special Operating Conditions include:
• Driving on dirt roads or dusty roads
• Towing a trailer, using a car-top carrier, or heavy vehicle loading
• Repeated trips of less than five miles in temperatures below 32°F / 0°C
• Extensive idling and/or low speed driving for extended periods such as police, taxi or door-to-door delivery use
If you have any questions regarding your driving conditions, please contact the service department at your local dealership. You may obtain contact information for dealerships in your area by visiting www.toyota.com/dealers.
If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us www.toyota.com/help/contactus.html.
#639 of 769 Comfort challenged
Feb 23, 2010 (8:39 pm)
Now with 9K miles under its belt I continue to find my '10 4Runner Limited very uncomfortable. Maybe it is me but the drivers position is uncomfortable in really any seat position I have tried.
The door sill is very high and visibility is not good. The interior profile of this truck is certainly higher than an average truck and makes seat position/visibility challenging IMHO. Seats too are too firm and are not a comfortable seating surface.
#640 of 769 Re: Comfort challenged [pjc1]
Feb 24, 2010 (8:28 am)
... on the contrary, I find this beast (owner of 2010 4Runner V6 Limited 4WD with NAV driven so far about 5,500 miles) to be the most comfortable one compared to my previous 2 4Runners (1999 4Runner V6 Limited 4WD, 2006 4Runner V8 Limited 4WD). About 4,000 miles of the 5,500 miles I drove every day both ways 400 miles going to work for initial training for two weeks and I would not have made it, if it had not been for the comfort the beast provided for me 7 hours of driving each day (set the cruise control and let it go...), what an amazing vehicle ...
#641 of 769 Re: Comfort challenged [agnosto]
Feb 24, 2010 (9:19 am)
I have no other 4Runner ownership experience so I will defer to your observations.
I suppose comparing to my previous two vehicles it is not as comfortable...comfort, after all, is relative.