Most car stores accept used oil; there is no charge. Then remove the plug by hand while keeping upwards pressure so the plug doesn't fall out. When you visit your neighborhood Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can bet you're getting the best oil type for your 2005 Toyota Prius. I know some people won't like this, but try putting about 8 oz of Marvel mystery oil in it, run it for about a thousand miles then change the oil. The manual says to use 5W-30 oil. First off, to those who've never owned a car with more than 200K miles, you're out of your element as Walter Sobchak would say so you should not toss your 2 cents into this thread but I know you will anyway.
I wouldn't recommend switching to thicker oil, actually 0W20 synthetic is best, but since you are burning through oil might as well put less expensive oil in. Model: Toyota Prius, W1 2001 — 2003 Engine Types Hey guys, if you find the Toyota Prius, W1 then you are at the right place here I will show you details about Toyota Prius. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Prius. Lasts up to 1 year or 25,000 miles before needing to be drained. Keep an eye on the oil and keep adding. Great hot and cold start protection. Note: To go up to 25,000 miles on the same oil, for some vehicles it may require changing the oil filter 2 or more times and topping off when an Amsoil 25,000 mile filter is not available.
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At the other end you can do your own. The transaxle case is on the drivers left side of the car whereas the oil pan is on the passengers side of the car. I have a 2005 Toyota Prius with 209,800 miles on it. Thanks Toyota for making the filter accessable and vertical! I don't get any oil on my hands anymore ; Keep an eye on the oil drain because you will have to adjust the oil pan location periodically. Just had an oil change a couple of weeks ago. The Mobil1 Extended Performance Oil Filter utilizes synthetic fibers to leave your vehicle with cleaner oil and an engine that performs better and lasts longer.
There are lots of possible variables that can lead an engine to decline, and decline at different rates. An oil filter is a maintenance part that should be replaced at each oil change, but problems inside the engine or excess debris may clog it before your oil change interval. Note: Not all models may be outfitted with a cabin air filter. Lot's of discussion going on regarding oil changes. So now that you know where it's located. It would probably be good to check it whenever you get gas, just in case. There are some additives available that supposedly help renew the performance of aging engines.
My owners manual says oil consumption bad as a liter per 1000 km is ok. Consider one of the oils below instead! You can do, what you are doing. If you use ramps it helps to put boards in front of them to prevent them from slipping when you drive up on them. I wanted to know how much fluid drained out so I would know how much to put back in. Depending on temperature and if the car's warmed up you may or may not hear a hissing sound, this is normal.
Keeps engine clean and sludge free. The Prius w1 is sometimes referred to as the second generation. Give it a fighting chance though Good for you. When you visit your local store for an oil change service, our certified technicians with change your 2005 Prius's oil, properly recycle your old oil and filter, check all of your other major filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a comprehensive courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. I also write down my mileage and date I did the service so I know when it will need to be done again then put that into a OneNote notebook. Also, you should change oil often enough that you should only have to add 2 quarts between oil changes 7500 miles not 10000! Plus once an engine starts burning oil, you can try tricks to slow the deterioration, additives, high mileage oils. Order several bottles to keep on hand to use throughout the year.
Toyota recommends 5k change intervals but if you're using synthetic oil you can probably extend that a few thousand miles. But don't let it get too low! I don't have the car any longer, but it's still going strong at over 200000. Has anyone else run into this problem with their older Prius? It just gets low quickly. And yes, that could be for 100,000 more miles, and perhaps years. Made for routine driving conditions, Purolator's rugged internal construction provides proven filtration performance and protects engines against damaging dirt and debris for up to 5,000 miles or as specified by your vehicles owner's manual. It is equipped with a burst-strength five times greater than most engine oil operating pressures, after the oil reaches operating temperatures as long as the normal engine oil operating pressure is not greater than 51psi , for enhanced durability.
Remove the 14mm oil drain plug to drain the oil. A worn out engine leads to high oil consumption. What I do is I dump the drain pan into a 5 gallon jug I bought to store used oil. This engine doesn't burn or leak any noticeable amount over the course of 7500 miles between oil changes. An indicator will come on and tell you what service needs to be done when. Not much you can do at this point, a thicker oil will seep in the to chambers less but will be too thick for the rest of the motor, as well as increasing pumping losses in the motor. Clean up any remaining oil on the pan.
Thank you for visiting my sites. Keeps engine clean and sludge free. The manual has long 10,000 mile intervals. You can also use your filter wrench along with a torque wrench and torque it to 13 ft-lb 17. These Pro Series oil filters provide outstanding filtration and engine protection throughout their service life. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Prius for potential trouble spots.