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    Default Toyota put the wrong engine oil in my car ?

    Hi,
    I have toyota corolla xli 2013 model. I drive my care rarely and currently the total distance it has travelled is 9300KM.
    i had my first engine oil changed at 5000KM from toyota capital motors Islamabad. When they changed the oil they gave me remaining engine oil in the can and it was 20w-50 toyota petron oil( attaching pic of the can) they charged me rs 5000 for that


    I didn't know much about oil grades at that time and trusted that toyota guys.


    Since then my car have been driven for almost 4k and now as I said before it has run 9300km.


    This time I went to a local mechanic for getting oil changed,
    when I told him about the previous oil change and the oil used. He told me that 20-50 oil is used is old cars and not in new cars and thereby he implied that toyota guys have put in wrong oil in my car. It should should have been a lower viscosity oil instead of 20-50.


    I got very upset at this, I would like opinion of you guys whether 20w-50 multi grade oil should have been used at 5000km in my car ? And if not, what would you suggest me now ?




    waiting for your helpful opinions...

    thanks,
    ahmed

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    Its within spec for this engine - catalyst life may be a bit lower compared to an SM/SN 30 wt, and fuel economy and power will be a bit lower, but otherwise it's fine.

    You can choose any oil you want according to the chart in your owner's manual - Caltex Havoline Formula 10w-30, and Shell HX-7 5w-30 fall within specs, and are less costly than other alternatives. Some Toyota dealerships also stock 10w-30 Toyota Motor Oil.

    The XLI's engine is spec'd for 5w-20 oil (Zic A+), but if its not written in the owner's manual, it may void your warranty.
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    All new Corolla variants from Xli to Grande rolling out of IMC have the same 20W-50 oil in them.
    Similarly all Toyota dealerships replace this oil after 5000 KMs again with 20W-50 Petron oil. There is nothing to worry about.
    They have launched a new oil Taglon 5W-50, you can use it in your Corolla.
    Or you can also try their tin packing 10W-30 imported oil.
    However these two oils are available at selected dealerships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedster_101 View Post
    All new Corolla variants from Xli to Grande rolling out of IMC have the same 20W-50 oil in them.
    Similarly all Toyota dealerships replace this oil after 5000 KMs again with 20W-50 Petron oil. There is nothing to worry about.
    They have launched a new oil Taglon 5W-50, you can use it in your Corolla.
    Or you can also try their tin packing 10W-30 imported oil.
    However these two oils are available at selected dealerships.
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    Dont use 20w-50 not good for only 10k driven car.use some low viscosity oil..
    try caltex havoline 5w-40 or shell helix ultra

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    Oil Change Intervals.

    As regards to change intervals, it is strongly advised to stick to manufacturers recommendation. Further as our climate is hot and dusty more care is required while changing of oil and filter. Pls inspect the funnel and cans that are used while refilling engine oil.

    Please also remember that using synthetic oil does not mean that you should extend the drain/ change intervals.

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