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Old 06-11-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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Synthetic oil

Hi Yarisworlders,

Just curious, anyone here use synthetic oil in their Yari? If so, what do you think and how often do you change oil?
Thanks.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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quality oil (synthetic or conventional) and regular oil changes, and the yaris engine will run a very, very long time.

I use conventional, especially since I have to change oil every 5k while under warranty. I will likely use conventional oil after that, which is what ive done on all my Toyotas, which were still running strong at 200,000+ miles.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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I've been using synthetic since day 1. Started with Amsoil, then eventually switched to Mobil 1. Mostly because my Amsoil guy stopped selling it.

'08 Yaris with 97k miles.- no issues. I try and do it every 5k miles, but regularly go to 6. I think on a couple of occasions, I went as long as 8k.

I get my Mobil 1 at Walmart, the 5 qt jug, along with Fram oil filter and a simple "oil change kit" that's like 7$. I spend roughly 40$ for everything.

is synthetic needed? I wouldn't think so. Many are just as fine using their conventional oil.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:08 PM   #4
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I use synthetic to get extended oil changes. I go 10k miles between oil changes. If fact, Mobil 1 has a extended series that goes 15 k.
Love the Yaris.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:11 PM   #5
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Have to remember that it is just as important on the filter as it is the oil.

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Old 06-12-2014, 12:39 AM   #6
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I use synthetic to get extended oil changes. I go 10k miles between oil changes. If fact, Mobil 1 has a extended series that goes 15 k.
Love the Yaris.
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Me2, but I do the filter every 6 months.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:49 AM   #7
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i'm on full synth oil since 5k miles... and still change oil at 5k miles. I've tried doing at other intervals, but i find it best to stick with 5k miles with the OEM filter. I do alot of short trips, so it's a killer on the oil, especially in the winter, and I beat it up a little during summer.

i'm almost at 100k miles.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:47 AM   #8
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I have used Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 extended life. I change oil twice a year. Once in the spring
and again in the fall. New filter every oil change, usually a Denso.
I'm planning on buying some Total synthetic next time.
This my second Yaris, I put about 50,000 on it before I totaled it. Never a problem.
The current one just got switched to Mobil 1 5/30.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:56 AM   #9
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I use Mobil 1 synthetic too. I change every about 10000 km. I don't think it'll do any harm to the engine as long as you change oil as specified (5000 km for conventional, 10000km for synthetic), no matter which kind of oil.

I buy those oil and filters when on sale so it ends up almost the same price as conventional oil.
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