Discussion in 'Care & Maintenance' started by MacktasticSlick, Mar 24, 2011.
^^^^^ I agree, that's what I use for OIL CHANGE
Apparently every1 is using 5-30 so should I switch over orrrr
Why not both??
I hate you guys
Manual requires 5w30
However if not available 10w30 is recommended.
Mechanics advice was using 10w30 is good for older cars, but then again with this engines notorious oil burn issue The advice from forums is to use a thinner oil?
I trust these guys more than I would any other shop soooo yeah
Since mine is an 02 and not an oil burner, I do run thinner cold weight, for improved flow on cold startups. GC 0W30 is almost as viscous as many 40 weight oils once things get up to operating temperature.
My car is now burning oil
wow that sucks....my 01 i started to notice it burn oil after 200k, thats when i had to give it more oil every now and then...now it just begs for oil after a trip.
To pretty much started at 100k, and my buddies were telling me that when I step on it, it's been smoking pretty bad. Checking the dipstick, this is the first time it's ever been low. Gay. Time to start checking it at every gas fillup.
Just think of it as a performance engine build; it's a light ring setup!!
Try some t6, it's detergent packs apparently the best, or try some PU.
Just added a leftover quart of Mobil 1 High Mileage I had sitting. I don't like how it feels to add oil when it's not an oil change. lol
Every fillup and before every long trip check the oil. Have you looked into the t6?
Ah, the Gold feel (no, not a good feeling lol)
I'll give you a Gold feel!
Not yet no
My 5 speed does not burn oil....its a good feeling
but when i drive my auto corolla......
What's a good weight to use, to help reduce excessive burning? I've read everything from 0w-20 to 10w-30
If your gonna run any good synthetic I would try the 0w30 and go lower, as you wanna the thinnest oil possible. However again, as many have tried this remedy and succeeded, try some rotella t6 5w40, thing is packed with additives that really clean well. If you don't like that then try the thinner oil, preferrably penzol ultra (it cleaning abilities are ridick)
Yeah I've had a few people mention the T6 lol. I'm due for a change soon, so that'll be my next round.
I'm going to try that, I just burned thru 3 qts in a week and a half -.-
Time is a horrible measurement scale to use when referencing oil consumption. Some people drive 40 miles a week, some people drive 500 miles a week. So 3 quarts in a week and a half is very vague. How much do you drive?
Roughly 300 miles a week
Damn you don't drive much lol
I drive 150 miles/week max, but now I bike most of the time.
Added: Jul 30, 2014 11:08 PM
My yellow oil light blinked today, so had to add a bunch of oil lol
Exactly!!! I don't drive to much and it burns oil like crazy
ive seen it at least 4 times on my corolla...had to immediately turn off the engine and refill it.
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