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Jun 1, 6:39pm - #190196 
5W30 or 10W30?

Just wondering what grade of oil you guys use on your Celica and why.

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Jun 1, 6:40pm - #190197 
5w30, because it's what Toyota recommends.

Either will work, but 5w10 is what mobil 1 and toyota reccomend.


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Jun 1, 6:41pm - #190198 
what he said

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Jun 1, 6:45pm - #190199 
5w30

another question...do you all use synthetic? i do


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Jun 1, 7:06pm - #190200 
Yes, I use synthetic, Royal Purple to be exact thumbsup

I live in Texas, and the summers can get hot as a bitch, so during the summer I use 10w30. I change oil twice a year, once in July (using 10w30) and once in January (using 5w30).

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Jun 1, 7:10pm - #190201 
TWICE a year? confused is your car a daily driver?

oh yeah, i use Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic of course.


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Jun 1, 7:11pm - #190202 
Originally Posted by SquadOne
TWICE a year? confused is your car a daily driver?

oh yeah, i use Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic of course.

thats what i was thinking...DAMM, i change my oil at least every 3months


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Jun 1, 7:17pm - #190203 
well, if I were to use non-synthetic oil, then I would change oil about every 3 months (I average about 1000 miles a month, so changing oil every 3000 miles sounds about right).

However, since I use synthetic, there's no need for me to change oil so often, therefore I change it every 6000 miles (which comes to about twice a year) thumbsup

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Jun 1, 11:14pm - #190204 
I use Mobil 1 5w30 full synthetic and change about every 4,000KM, which turns out about 4 to 5 times a year. thumbsup

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Jun 1, 11:41pm - #190205 
i use 5w30 full synthetic and change every 3,000 miles..

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Jun 2, 5:45am - #190206 
I change mine every 5K with Mobil 1 full synthetic.

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Jun 2, 6:09am - #190207 
mobil 1 5w30 full synthetic about every 5-6 weeks (yes I drive that much)...but speaking about oil...I was in the store this last weekend buying my 5w30, and saw some mobil one 15w50 oil and the label said "for Performance driving"...I didn't buy it because I wanted to be safe, and didn't know if it would be too heavy...

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Jun 2, 6:53am - #190208 
that oil is useless in a celica, you'd need to be running VERY hot to utilize that.


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Jun 2, 6:59am - #190209 
Originally Posted by AZZKIKR
mobil 1 5w30 full synthetic about every 5-6 weeks (yes I drive that much)...but speaking about oil...I was in the store this last weekend buying my 5w30, and saw some mobil one 15w50 oil and the label said "for Performance driving"...I didn't buy it because I wanted to be safe, and didn't know if it would be too heavy...
15w30 is a little too thick for a Celica. Would be decent in a V8 though.


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Jun 2, 4:58pm - #190210 
Originally Posted by GQ540
Yes, I use synthetic, Royal Purple to be exact thumbsup

I live in Texas, and the summers can get hot as a bitch, so during the summer I use 10w30. I change oil twice a year, once in July (using 10w30) and once in January (using 5w30).

You should still go with the 5W-30. At operating temperature, both are the same viscocity. You are putting additional startup stress on your engine by using an oil that's thicker when you start it up. The designers of the engine picked 5W-30 as the recommended viscocity for a reason. Think you know more than they do? Ever taken a course in determining lubrication requirements?

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