By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. No offense here, but come on. Disconnect battery - cable and plastic wiper washer cowl assembly 2. I would probably still change synthetic oil at around 7500-10000 miles. Mid-grade gas and synthetic oil seem to work best and provide good performance gains.
Fold wiper blade assembly all the way back and it just slides out at angle. The filter for the car can be accessed either below the car or above. So better let it cool down first. I should have the analysis for the most recent oil change in about a week, I will try to post it then. Set new blade assembly in and reassemble arm and cap They should have these instructions in the dealer part bag because I… 2008 Sienna Oil Drain PlugLook near the passenger side at the back of the lowest part of the engine.
In the extreme, if your car uses a quart of oil every thousand miles, you never need an oil change. The national recommendation prior to the availability of higher quality oils was 3,000 miles. Changing too often can't hurt, except when the important job of changing oil is put off on someone that is not qualified or does not care. I know most people go longer than 3,000 miles. The cumulative effect of even minor top-ups, let alone a filter change, substantially increases the longevity of the oil. And, if your car is recommended for synthetic oil, you use that, too. In 2004, Toyota Motor Corp.
To answer the question of when to change the oil in the Toyota is a matter of what's comfortable for the owner, as long as they do not exceed the 5,000 miles -- putting the engine at risk for sludge buildup. The decision on when to change the oil should also consider how the Toyota is being used. Even premium grade synthetic oils begin to break down, although they last marginally longer then regular premium oils. If you typically drive no more than 15,000 miles of normal road driving, you can just change it every spring and fall and forget about your mileage, but make sure you use a good quality filter, and not a dollar-store cheapo. Your owner's manual contains this information. I guess its the harsh price to pay for being double-jointed ;- Its in a very convienient place. Motor oil lubricates and cools the internal parts of your engine.
I don't know the cost, what to look for or how to do it. The contaminants begin to accumulate and the end result is more engine sludge. You should still check and top off oil levels periodically within that time span. You reach under the front exhaust manifold. For a good cheap oil analysis send a sample to They will tell you the condition of your oil in layman's terms. Change interval based on your Sienna Van owner's manual. You may not vote on this poll I just got my Toyota Connections magazine and in it was a article about oil changes.
I've never done an oil analysis, but I'll take your advice and do one at the next 5k. The torque for the plug… Replacing timing belt,Sienna 1998: 1. It is now time for an oil change and I have been debating on using synthetic oil. I would not want to do that. That would be new for me. Only you can decide if how you use the van mostly highway vs taxi service would make an extended drain safe, and if the small cost issue is worth the risk.
They recommend 7500 miles oil changes with dino oil. What Does The Check Engine Light Mean? This, of course, isn't any kind of guarantee, and you must evaluate for yourself what your engine requires. But I do my own oil changes so the extra cost of synthetic isn't high Walmart sells Mobil 1 in a 5 qt. You have a brand new 2008 Toyota Tacoma. I use synthetic in all of my family's vehicles.
Interestingly, Castrol says they don't make the claim that synthetic oil last longer and still recommends the oil change at 3,000 miles. I use a 15k oil and filter change interval. It uses no oil and looks great inside. The valve adjustment interval on many Toyota products is 60k. The important thing is you make your decision and take responsibility for your decision. It's under the passenger side near the front tire, but don't look for a typical oil filter. A low oil level will trigger your oil pressure warning light and can cause damage to your engine.