The car has just over 70,000 miles right now. If you take it to a garage, sometimes the idiots that work there will over tighten it and ruin the thread on the drain pan and you have to replace or repair the pan. Make sure to place a bucket and some newspaper under the car's engine to catch all the draining oil. We carry the types and weights of oil recommended for your vehicle. We love when auto parts experts come to our site and we love when car parts newbies come to our site. Hand tighten, do not over tighten,,, you will strip the thread on the drain pan. I forgot to ask the dealership.
In my opinion I would use the oil and gas recommended by the manufacturer mainly because engineers designed it that way plus going outside of the recommendations would cause warranty issues if they would ever arise. Djhyper66 - According to the owners manual your car shipped with 0W20, which currently by definition is full-synthetic and good for 10K miles. It sticks out too far. It's no big deal, right? Why are you changing the oil so soon? It comes with a long handle to which different size sockets can be attached for tightening different size fasteners. You should be able to use the same washer twice.
I realize you're in the oil industry and know more than I about these matters. Fish What type of oil filter wrench do you use. A few months ago I decided to start using Amsoil in the car, and there is a difference. Professional racing teams go to great lengths to reduce temperatures anywhere they can. For more information go to. That was a requirement in the 1970's and a lot of people still do it, but it really isn't required anymore.
The car has just over 70,000 miles right now. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Corolla. Nothing in my reply said that 0W20 oil was not synthetic. Mobil 1 and other competing oils. If you want them to change the oil early, even with Toyota Care, you'll be charged for it but you may be able to get a discount and the dealer always has the option of doing it for free if they wish, but you'd have to have a really nice dealership for that. I've never used a torque wrench either. I'm glad I was able to help you out.
It's kind of hard to explain. Never had any leaks in any of my cars. Like said, you can change it out first, then go to Toyota car, and alternate. My personal opinion is you would be fine running any synthetic for 10K miles I wouldn't use 20W-50 in it, though and any dino oil with 5K changes. Crush washer is what is really preventing the leaks - doesn't take too much to get a good seal. I heard they are not good.
Also if you use the 74mm it is too loose and you can't get filter off at all. Next, locate the drain plug under the car; it should still be warm from the heated engine. If you have an oil leak or your engine burns oil, it may be necessary to add some oil between oil changes. You are right, not every wrench is the same. Petroleum oils can't be formulated in the 0W-20 viscosity, as they just can't cut the mustard.
If your really worried, you can just get a new plug with a magnet from the parts store and it will come with a washer. The date on the website is: May 21st, 2014, which signifies that Castrol released it recently I, personally, have yet to see it on shelves. Althoug it's 8 years old now so I'm guessing the spring is starting to soften up on it. So do you happen to know what wrench fits this filter. Also I would need an oil wrench for that filter. You should get a guesstimate on how tight the bolt is when you start to loosen it. I looked at the plug bolt and it looked like it had a little lip built in.
. So, I felt they were using a conventional oil of that weight. The manual is kinda vague on this. Since 1918, Dorman Products has supplied the automotive aftermarket with high-quality replacement parts, hardware and fasteners. So you can understand this topic, unfortunately, the answer is not short so bear with me. Just use a regular wrench and snug it pretty good.