find right oil for toyota

Find the right oil for your Toyota

The right grade of engine oil is vital to keep your Toyota’s engine working at its best. Your vehicle handbook will confirm the right grade for your car and your region. Alternatively, use this official online tool to identify which oil you should use.

Engine oil isn’t something you want to compromise on. Using the right lubricant keeps your engine running smoothly and preserves the life of its components. In fact, using the wrong grade of oil could be a costly mistake.

That’s especially true for diesels, which are very sensitive to the wrong grade. If you or whoever services your car replaces your diesel engine’s oil with the wrong type of lubricant it can cause the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) to fail. You could be looking at a four-figure bill to put it right.

There’s a lot of numbers, letters and jargon surrounding engine oil, which can make finding the right grade confusing. You may hear terms like ‘semi-synthetic’ and ‘synthetic’ but these don’t really help you find the correct oil.

First of all, you need the right viscosity. This is the ‘thickness’ of the oil. A high viscosity oil will be more treacle-like in consistency. A low viscosity oil will be less thick and will flow more easily. Modern Toyota engines generally use low viscosity oils which reduce friction within the engine, cut down on wear and tear and contribute to better fuel economy.

Viscosity is usually displayed prominently on the packaging: 0W-20, 0W-30 and 5W-30 are the viscosities commonly used in Toyota engine oils.

It’s also important to find the correct specification oil. The spec isn’t usually displayed as prominently as viscosity on the packaging, but it’s just as vital if you want to keep your engine running properly. The letters C1, C2 and C3 refer to the ash content of the oil and its effect on a car’s fuel economy. Check these letters against the engine spec in your handbook. You may also see the letters FE which denote an oil with normal ash levels or PFE which mean the oil is low in ash. Again, make sure whatever you see on the packaging matches what you see in the handbook.

If in doubt, seek help from your local Toyota Centre. Our trained technicians and service advisors know Toyota cars inside out, and will remove any doubt from choosing the right oil. Toyota Genuine Motor Oil has been specifically formulated for use with our engines. You can’t buy better oil for your Toyota.

Whether you replace the oil yourself or ask a Toyota Centre to do it for you, regular replacement of the oil is important. Even long-life oils gradually become less effective over time, as the cycle of heating and cooling the oil over and over steadily degrades its properties. That’s why Toyota recommends an oil change every 10,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes first.

Your local Toyota Centre isn’t the only place where you can buy Toyota Genuine Motor Oil. Head over to our eBay store and you can order oil to be delivered to your home or office.

Wherever you buy your Toyota Genuine Motor Oil from, using the right grade is vital to preserve the performance, economy and reliability of your car.

See also:
Genuine parts: Toyota through and through
Online service booking
Toyota eBay store

Comments (511)

  1. Hi.
    Please would you tell me the correct oil specification for my 2011 Avensis. Registration FE61 EUC. The handbook is not helpful since I do not know whether the car has a DPF or not.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Gary,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We can confirm that your vehicle does have a DPF fitted and that the oil spec is 0W-30, grade ACEA C2.

      Thanks.

        1. Hi Paul,

          Thanks for getting in touch. If you could please provide a reg or VIN for your vehicle then we will be able to assist you further.

          Thanks.

          1. The VIN number is SB1BN76L90E006052 and I am assuming that this car has a DPF thanks again

          2. Hi Paul,

            We would recommend Toyota Genuine Motor Oil 5W-30 Premium Fuel Economy for 1WW/2WW engines. You would need approximately 5.2 litres.

            Thanks.

    1. Hi Martyn,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Unfortunately, your registration isn’t recognised in our system.
      Would you be able to provide us with a VIN number so we can investigate this further for you.
      Thanks.

      1. Hi. I would like to find out what type of oil and how many litres do I have to purchase for Toyota verso SY57VHB. Thanks

        1. Hi Andrei,

          Thanks for getting in touch. The oil grade you need is either ACEA B1, API CF-4 or API CF and the recommended viscosity is SAE 5W-30. The capacity with an oil filter change is 5.9 litres.

          Hope this helps!

  2. Hello there,
    I recently bought Avensis 2009, 2.2L 180bhp d-cat, reg CV09YRR. The engineer on my first full service put some Quantum Synta-Z oil, 5w30, ACEA A1/B1, A5/B5, and actually showed me that oil as a recommendation from their software for my car. As I don’t have a handbook I didn’t even think about it. Later on I googled that oil and it says that it might not be good for my car’s DPF? Should I change the oil to something else, is it going to hurt my DPF, or is it OK?
    Thank you very much for your help.

    1. Hi Damir,

      Thanks for contacting us.

      We do recommend that you change your oil. W’d suggest you use grade ACEA C2 oil.

      Thanks.

        1. Hi Damir,
          A1 is has a higher PPM sulfur and ash content so will cause damage / block the EGR and DPF and other parts of the engine much faster. The lubrication level is ok, however it will cause running / emission related issues if left.
          So we would recommend that you change this oil as soon as possible.
          Thank.

    1. Hi Oneness,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Please could you provide us with your reg number or VIN number and we will be able to look into this for you.
      Thanks.

  3. From my understanding oil grades SM are for cars older than 2010 and Grade SL for cars older than 2004.
    My Yaris is registered 2011 and both these are specified.. Should i not be using grade SN is for 2010 onwards?

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your reg or VIN number so we can look further in to this for you.
      Thanks.

        1. Hi,
          Thanks for getting in touch.
          SM grade should be used. SL is mentioned because that would apply in cold weather countries.
          We hope this helps.
          Thanks.

        1. Hi Milka,
          Sorry about that, our After Sales team are looking in to it for you now.
          Here are your Oil specifications:
          Oil grade = API SL or API SM.
          Oil viscosity = 5W-30 (preferred), 10W-30, 15W-40 or 20W-50.
          Capacity with oil filter change = 3.2 litres.
          Hope this helps.
          Thanks.

  4. I’d like to know the correct engine oil specification for my Toyota Aygo please. Registration number SH13 DFD.

    1. Hi Amanda,
      Thanks for getting in touch. For your vehicle we’d advise the following:
      Oil grade = API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”, SM “Energy-Conserving”, SN “Resource-Conserving” or ILSAC multigrade engine oil
      Oil viscosity = 0W-20 (preferred), 5W-20. 5W-30 and 10W-30
      Oil capacity with oil filter change = 3.1 litres
      Hope this helps.

      1. Hi Thomas,
        Thanks for getting in touch. For your vehicle we’d advise the following:
        Oil grade = API SJ, API SL
        Oil viscosity = 5W-30 (preferred), 10W-30, 15W-40 or 20W-50
        Oil capacity with oil filter change = 3.7 litres
        Hope the helps.

  5. Hi just wanting to know best oil for 2013 Avensis 2.2 150 book says 0w20 preferred. Last toyota dealer used 5w30.

    1. Hi Andy,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your reg or VIN number so we can look further into this for you.
      Thanks.

      1. Hi Andy,
        Thanks for your reply.
        The best Oil for your vehicle is as follows:
        Oil grade = ACEA C2 (it is the 2AD-FTV engine fitted with a DPF)
        Oil viscosity = 0W-30 (preferred) or 5W-30
        Oil capacity with oil filter change = 5.9 litres
        We hope this helps.
        Thanks.

    1. Hi Keith,
      Thanks for getting in touch. For your vehicle we’d advise the following:
      Oil Viscosity – 5W30 is preferred – 3.7L
      Oil Grade – API Grade SJ “Energy Conserving”, SL “Engine Conserving” or ILSAC multi-grade engine oil.
      Hope this helps.

    2. I have 1 question which engine oil would u recommend for a Toyota Yaris Number plate SB04 LBF 1.4 D4D 1ND-TV engine, 5w30 or 5w40. The engine has 131,000. I looked in the service history and 5w40 was last used. Thanks

      1. Hi Babar,
        Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your reg or VIN number so we can look further into this for you.
        Thanks.

          1. Hi Babar,
            Thanks for getting in touch.
            The oil you should use is as follows:
            Oil grade = API CF-4 or CF.
            Oil viscosity = 5W-30, 10W-30, 15W-40 or 20W-50.
            Oil capacity with oil filter change = 4.1 litres.
            We hop this helps.
            Thanks.

  6. Hello, I want to know what is the correct transmission oil for my Corolla 2012 1.8L 16v.
    The manual says API GL-4 SAE 75W, but is hard to find 75W, I don’t understand, is monograde or multigrade?

    I can found SAE 75, or SAE75W85 / SAE 75W90. Wich oil may I use?

    Hi, I want to know what is the correct transmission oil for my Corolla 2012 1.8L 16v.
    The manual says API GL-4 SAE 75W, but 75W is hard to find, I don’t understand, is it monograde or multigrade?

    I can find SAE 75 or SAE75W85 / SAE 75W90. What oil can I use?

    1. Hi Santi,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your reg or VIN number so we can look further in to this for you.
      Thanks.

        1. Hi Santi,
          As your vehicle is not UK or European specification we cannot 100% guarantee the accuracy of our advice.
          The engine oil specifications for a General spec Corolla ZRE142 with the 2ZR-FE engine are as follows:
          Oil grade: API SL or SM
          Oil viscosity: 0W-20 or 5W-30 or 10W-30 or 15W-40 or 20W-50
          Taking into consideration the UK climate conditions, we would recommend the 0W-20 or 5W-30 viscosity.
          It might also be a good idea to try and get hold of the Owner’s Manual, as the most accurate information is included in there.
          We hope this helps.
          Thanks.

  7. My reg EY14YJC Toyota Yaris. Oil type please…..in easy to understand layman language please!

    1. Hi Malcolm,
      Thanks for getting in touch. For your vehicle we’d recommend the following:
      Engine oil spec for this vehicle is: API grade SL, SM or SN.
      Engine oil viscosity for this vehicle is: 0W-20.
      For complete piece of mind, we’d advise purchasing Toyota Genuine Motor Oil (TGMO) from any Toyota Centre.
      Hope this helps.

  8. Hi my registration is ng15evh avensis 2015 with 43000 miles I’m only getting 35 mpg on average just had it serviced and with 18 years driving experience I think this is too low for this car as it’s a 1.6 diesel. Should I be worried and what can I do to get more mpg. This is not what I expected before buying this car
    thanks

  9. Hi Toyota. May I know the correct Engine oil specification for my 1.4 Diesel Yaris 2008 please ? Reg EF58DKN. Thankyou

    1. Hi Asif,
      Thanks for getting in touch. For your vehicle we’d advise the following:
      Oil grade = ACEA C2, B1, API CF-4 or CF
      Oil viscosity = 0W-30 (preferred), 5W-30, 10W-30, 15W-40, 20W-50
      Capacity with oil filter change = 4.1 litres
      Hope this helps.

  10. Hi There

    Could you tell me which oil I should be using- My reg is WF06 LXH.
    I am always coming across 3W, 20W etc and they never state is suitable for Toyotas- but all other models.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Daniella,
      Thanks for getting in touch. For your vehicle we’d advise the following:
      Oil grade = API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”, SM “Energy-Conserving”, SN “Resource-Conserving”
      Oil viscosity = 0W-20 (preferred), 5W-20, 5W-30 or 10W-30
      Capacity with oil filter change = 3.1 litres
      Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Rav,
      Thanks for getting in touch. For your vehicle we’d recommend the following:
      Oil grade = API SM
      Oil viscosity = 0W-20
      Oil capacity with oil filter change = 3.4 litres
      Hope this helps.

      1. Hi,
        I cannot find Genuine Toyota oil apart from Mobil1 oils. However the online Toyota page suggested this one: Genuine OEM Toyota Engine Motor Oil 0W20 AFE 5 Litres Ltr 0888083265. Can I use the Mobil1 oil 0w20 SM instead?
        Thanks

        1. Hi Rav,
          The oil you have listed meets the recommended specification, so it should be fine.
          Thanks.

  11. Hello. I have a 59 reg Toyota avensis 1.8 vvti (petrol). Live in the uk. Please can I ask which grade oil to use? Thanks.

    1. Hi Anton,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Please could you provide us with your full reg number and we will be able to advise you further.
      Thanks.

        1. Hi Anton,
          Thanks for providing this. For your vehicle we’d advise the following:
          Oil grade = API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”, SM “Energy-Conserving”
          Oil viscosity = 0W-20 (preferred), 5W-20, 5W-30 or 10W-30
          Capacity with oil filter change = 3.9 litres
          Hope this helps.

  12. Hi my registration is ng15evh
    Please can you tell me the engine oil grade and capacity
    Plus is it ok to use a suction pump to drain the engine oil through the dipstick. And does the car have a dpf if so what will it cost to have it cleaned.
    That’s all thanks in advance

    1. Hi Muasum,
      For your vehicle, we’d advise the following:
      Oil grade = ACEA C3
      The capacity with oil filter change = 5.2 litres
      We’d advise draining the oil via the oil pan drain plug and the repair manual states:
      Using engine oil other than “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil 5W-30 Premium Fuel Economy for 1WW/2WW engines” or any of the approved engine oils may
      damage the engine. If “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil 5W-30 Premium Fuel Economy for 1WW/2WW engines” or any of the approved engine oils are not available at the time, up to 1 L (1.1 qt., 0.9 Imp.qt.) of ACEA C3 can be used to refill. Only viscosity grades 0W-30, 5W-30, 0W-40, 5W-40 are permitted
      With regards to DPF, your vehicle will have one fitted – it will carry out regeneration periodically to clean any soot accumulate during specific driving conditions. There is no cleaning method that we use, although you can force regeneration using diagnostic.
      Hope this helps.

  13. Hi Iv just bought a Toyota Avensis 1.6 d4d 2015 I’m wanting to service the car

    Can you please tell me which engine oil I can use and
    How many litres of engine oil do I need to put in
    Many thanks

      1. Hi Masum,
        Thanks for getting in touch.
        We’d recommend using approved Toyota Genuine Motor Oil 5W-30 Premium Fuel Economy for 1WW/2WW engines and the capacity with oil filter change is 5.2 litres. Other oils are approved and we can email a copy of them over to you if you wish. Its important that you use an approved oil, however, we would again recommend the genuine Toyota oil as above.
        Hope this helps.

  14. Hi, Could you tell me which oil would be best suited for my Toyota avensis diesel,reg number : FG53VUW please, thanks

    1. Hi Petru,
      Thanks for getting in touch. For your vehicle, we’d recommend the following:
      Oil grade = ACEA B1 or API grade CF-4 or CF
      Oil viscosity = 5W-30 (preferred), 10W-30, 15W-40 or 20W-50
      Oil capacity with oil filter change = 5.9 litres
      Hope this helps.

  15. Hi, what oil and filter should I get for my Toyota 2012? Handbook says 0w-20 but not getting that info on reg checkers online. Reg is HRS 999V. VIN is VNKKJ3D330A065681

    1. Hi Oliver,
      Thanks for getting in touch. For your vehicle, we’d advise the following:
      Oil grade = API SL, API SM
      Oil viscosity = 0W-20 (preferred), 5W-20, 5W-30 or 10W-30
      Oil capacity with filter change = 3.4 litres
      Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Shihab,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Unfortunately, we cannot advise on oil grades for models that we do not sell in the UK.
      Please contact Toyota in your region and they will be able to help you further.
      Thanks.

    1. Hi Pawel,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      For your vehicle we would recommend:
      Oil grade = API SM
      Oil viscosity = 0W-20
      Oil capacity with oil filter change = 3.4 litres
      We hope this helps.
      Thanks.

  16. Hello, Could you please confirm me which Engine oil, I can use for my Toyota Avensis (PK56 NXY). It ran over 200,000 now. Also I am facing engine heat issue (sometimes needle goes up). I may need to top up or completely change the engine oil now. Thanks,

    1. Hi Mohammad,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Your vehicle has a couple of recalls outstanding, so its worth getting it taken to their local Toyota Centre. Also the coolant temperature may be rising, so worth inspecting the cooling system carefully too.
      Regarding the right oil for the vehicle, its as follows:
      Oil grade = ACEA B1, Global DLD-1 or API CF-4 or API CF
      Oil viscosity = 5W-30, 10W-30 (recommended), 15W-40 or 20W-50
      Oil capacity with oil filter change = 6.3 litres
      Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Orpheus,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your reg or VIN number so we can look further in to this for you. Thanks.

      1. Hi Calvin,
        Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your reg and VIN number so we can look further in to this for you.
        Thanks.

  17. what is the right oil for a rav 4 P733 YGC and also what type of blue might it be and can i still get matching paint many thanks

    1. Hi Carl,
      Thanks for getting in touch. For you vehicle we’d advise the following:
      20W-50 and 15W-40 API grade SL or SM multigrade engine oil 10W-30 and 5W-30 API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”, SM “Energy-Conserving” or ILSAC* multigrade engine oil. 
      2.9 litres of oil needed when changing without the filter
      3.2 litres of oil needed when changing with the filter
      In the transmission its
      API GL-4 SAE 75W oil in the transmission (1.7 litres capacity)
      Hope this helps.

  18. Please what is the best oil viscosity for toyota corona primo it has 350000km on I have been using toyota oil 20w50 on it vin is ST38050361

    1. Hi Christian,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d advise going to Toyota in your region as they would be in the best position to assist you further.
      Thanks.

    1. Hi Rich,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your reg or VIN number so we can look further in to this for you. Thanks.

    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      For your vehicle we would recommend the following:
      Oil grade = ACEA C2.
      Oil viscosity = 5W-30.
      Capacity with oil filter change = 6.3 litres.
      Hope this helps 🙂

  19. I am an owner of TOYOTA AURIS,1.6 124HP, i bought it in 2009 and i have run about 143.235km to date.My question is if i want to make a transition in oil change (SAE 5W30) i.e. every 15.000km, to SAE 10W40 and change the oil every 7.500 km is that permissible?By the way, due to the fact that the climate plays a key role,I live in Greece .Thank you for your time

    1. Hi Dimitrios,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      If you provide your VIN we will be able to check for compatible oils, although your Owner’s Manual will have details of these too.
      There will be nothing wrong with changing the oil at lower intervals, however Toyota in your region will provide advise for the servicing intervals that are set.
      Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Kativa,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Please could you let us know which car you are referring too by sending us either your reg or VIN number.
      Thanks.

  20. Hi there,

    I’ve got a Corolla 2004 2.0 d4d with the reg nr MH04BNE,
    can you please advise which is the correct oil?

    Thank you,
    Vad.

    1. Hi Vad,
      Thanks for getting in touch. For your vehicle we’d advise:
      Oil grade = ACEA B1, API CF-4 or API CF
      Oil viscosity = 5W-30 (preferred), 10W-30, 15W-40 or 20W-50
      Oil capacity with oil filter change = 5.9 litres
      Hope this helps.

        1. Hi Ishy,
          Thanks for getting in touch. For your vehicle we’d recommend:
          Oil grade: ACEA B1, API grade CF-4, CF or G-DLD-1.
          Oil viscosity: 5W-30.
          Hope this helps.

  21. I should change my oil viscosity when my car mile more than 100,000 mile or not
    By onther way
    The viscosity of the oil depend on how much the mile i drive the car

    1. Hi Alaa,
      Thanks for getting in touch. There is no need to change the viscosity at higher mileages, however the ambient temperature can be a reason to change the viscosity of the oil. For example when using a higher viscosity engine oil in extremely low temperatures, the engine may become difficult to start.
      Your Owner’s Manual will list the various different oils applicable for your engine.
      Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Jo,
      Thanks for getting in touch. The oil information for your Aygo is listed below:
      Oil grade = API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”, API SM “Energy-Conserving” or API SN “Resource-Conserving”
      Oil viscosity = 0W-20 (preferred), 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30:
      Oil capacity with oil filter change = 3.1 litres
      Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Dorothy,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Your vehicle has a DPF, therefore, the oil grade is ACEA C2 and the preferred oil viscosity is 0W-30 however, you can also use 5W-30. The oil capacity with oil filter change is 6.3 litres. Hope this helps.

        1. Hi Gary,
          Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your reg or VIN number so we can look further in to this for you. Thanks.

          1. Thanks for providing this Gary.
            Its likely that fully synthetic oils will meet the recommendations for your engine however, we’d advise checking your Owner’s Manual to ensure the oil grade and viscosity are correct. Thanks.

  22. Hi,

    What’s the best engine oil and gear oil for Toyota Corolla model 1998. It has done 398k kilometres.
    Thanks
    Rifadh

    1. Hi Rifadh,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your reg or VIN number so we can look further into this for you. Thanks.

  23. Hi there,could you please advice what’s recommended oil specification for Celica 1.8 vvti, reg. Y497 RAR, 108k miles? You help will be much appreciated:) thx Piotr

    1. Hi Piotr,
      Thanks for getting in touch. The advised oil grade for this vehicle is API SJ and the advised oil viscosity is 5w-30. The oil capacity with oil filter change is 3.7 litres.
      Hope this helps.

      1. Hi, thank you very much for your response. Is it a minimum requirement and i could use an oil of a higher grade (e.g API SM, ACEA C3) or should i stick to API SJ only?

        1. You’re very welcome Piotr. Using an API AM oil should be fine, just ensure the viscosity is the same as what the Owner’s Manual recommends. Hope this helps.

  24. Hello! Can you tell me what petrol engine oil most suitable for Toyota Auris 1.6 Valvematic with
    VIN SB1ME3JE00E077165 , thanks!

    1. I forgot to ask you what you recommend for:
      – Gskt, Drain Plug
      – Oil Filter Kit
      – Screenwash

      If you could give the reference number for each part would be great,
      Thanks,

      1. Hi Carlos,
        Thanks for getting in touch. With regards to your first question, the engine oil grade for this vehicle is: API Grade SL, SM or SN, and the preferred oil viscosity is: 0W-20.
        The drain plug gasket is a non-reusable part. This means that if the engine oil is replaced, the drain plug gasket needs to be replaced as well.
        As far as the oil filter is concerned, it is a service requirement to change the oil filter every time the engine oil is being replaced.
        The same applies for the screen wash, i.e. it is recommended to top it up during service, or at any other time it is required.
        Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any part number information. For part number information, we’d advise going to your local Toyota Centre or Service Outlet.
        Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Pre,
      Thanks for getting in touch and sorry for the delayed response. The preferred oil viscosity for your vehicle is 5W-30 with the preferred oil grade to be API Grade SJ or SL. Hope this helps.

        1. Not a problem Pre.
          We’d advise using engine oil API Grade SJ or SL.
          However, it is possible for you to use a higher grade oil, e.g. SN or SM.
          Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Fred,
      Thanks for getting in touch and sorry for the delay. Our system doesn’t recognize your reg, please could you send us your VIN number. Thanks.

    1. Hi Abtimber,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your reg or VIN number so we can look further in to this for you. Thanks.

      1. Hello! Can you tell me what diesel engine oil most suitable for Toyota Auris 2.0D-4D with VIN SB1KD56E00F025804 Many thanks!

        1. Hi Dmitriy,
          Thanks for getting in touch and sorry for the delayed response. We’d advise the oil grade to be ACEA C2 and the oil viscosity to be either 0W-30 or 5W-30. Hope this helps.

  25. 2013 Toyota Avensis 2.0D-4d with VIN SB1BD76L20E111423. What is the correct engine oil to use and does this car have a DPF?

    1. Hi Cormac,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Your vehicle does have a DPF and therefore the following applies:
      Oil grade = ACEA C2
      Oil viscosity = 0W-30 or 5W-30
      Oil capacity with oil filter change = 5.9 litres
      Hope this helps.

  26. Hi Sir,

    can you tell me what diesel engine oil most suitable for Toyota Hilux SR 2.5 Turbo Auto 2003/2004 model ? TQ.

    alan.

    1. Hi Alan,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your reg or VIN number so we can look further in to this for you. Thanks.

  27. Good morning Toyota
    Could you please tell me what engine oil should I use for my Toyota Yaris 1.33 VVTi, 2010 year.
    VIN VNKKH96360A151336
    Many thanks,

    1. Hi Paul,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d advise using API SM oil grade and 0W-20 viscosity. The oil capacity with oil filter change is 3.4 litres. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Lee,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d advise the oil grade to be API SJ or API SL and the preferred oil viscosity to be 5W-30, however 10W-30 or 15W-40 or 20W-50 can be used. The oil capacity with oil filter change is 4.2 litres. Hope this helps.

  28. Hi
    2010 Prius with 190,000. I am.using 0w20 genuine Toyota oil. But i seem to get through a Litre every 1200 – 1500 miles.
    Do you think moving to a 5w30 oil is a better option. Also what is the spec required for the 5w30 oil.

    1. Hi Atif,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide a reg or VIN number so we can look further in to this for you. Thanks.

    1. Hi Mo,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d advise the oil grade to be ACEA B1, API CF-4 or CF and the preferred oil viscosity to be 5W-30 but 10W-30, 15W-40 or 20W-50 can also be used. The oil capacity with oil filter change is 4.3 litres. Hope this helps.

  29. I have enjoyed your informative piece on engine oils for Toyota engines. Thank you.In your view what should I use for Toyota Wish 2010 model?

    1. Thanks Geofree. We have never sold that vehicle in the UK, so do not hold information on it. Please check your owner’s manual for information on oil.

  30. Hi, I have a 2011 hilux hl3 2.5l D4D reg SM60WPF. Is this spec of oil suitable?
    5W/30
    ACEA A5/B5, API SL/CF
    Fully synthetic
    I ask because I’m told ACEA A5/B5 is superior to B1 spec. Also that the spec CF & CF-4 is now obsolete? Perhaps better specs/improvements. Also should one increase the spec, say from 5w to 10w or 30 to 40 as the engine mileage increases? If so what is your recommendations? Thanks Barry

    1. Hi Barry,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d advise that you use the engine oil grade and viscosity that is listed in the Owner’s Manual for your vehicle. The owners manual states that the oil grade should be ACEA B1 or API CF-4 or CF and the oil viscosity should be 5W-30. You should confirm what is in your Owner’s Manual and use the listed grade and viscosity. We cannot recommend changing the oil grade and viscosity to something else. Hope this helps.

  31. Can you please advice what engine oil I should use for my Toyota Auris D-4D 1.4 Diesel, Reg Plate: BL13 OUB and which brand is preferable? Thank you.

    1. Hi Bobby,
      Thanks for your comment. We’d advise the oil grade to be ACEA C2 and the oil viscosity to be 0W-30 or 5W-30. The capacity with oil filter change is 3.7 litres. Hope this helps.

      1. Thank you for the reply! In that case should I look for any specific engine oil for start/stop technology or stick to regular 0W-30/5-30 C2?

        1. Hi Bobby,
          We’d recommend that you use the Toyota Genuine Motor Oil product that is available. However, so long as the oil meets the specification, it shouldn’t really make much difference. Thanks.

    1. Also I think I’m not getting to much from the electric mode . If the batteries would need changing what would an estimate price be?

      1. Hi Andrei,
        Thanks for getting in touch. Our technical team are looking in to what oil you should use at the moment, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
        With regards to your battery query, the HV Battery is being self-charged as the vehicle is being driven. The HV battery State of Charge is being monitored and is being kept at an optimum level. Under normal operating conditions the HV Battery will never drop below the predetermined threshold value.
        E.g. if the HV Battery State of Charge is very low, the system will run the engine who will drive one of the electric motors and charge the HV Battery.
        You may not be getting long electric range because the state of charge may not be at its maximum level (at that particular moment in time), which could possibly be the result of driving conditions.
        Hope this helps.

  32. Dear all , I am using Toyota Motor Oil 10W-30 mineral for a Toyota Corolla Axio car Eng: 1NZE047248.( 1500cc) Can you suggest me is it OK for the Engine .

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide a reg or VIN number so we can look further in to this for you. Many thanks.

      1. Hi Holly,
        Thanks for getting in touch. We’d recommend using API grade SL and SAE 0W-20 viscosity. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Aslam,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, as we are Toyota GB, we are unable to assist. We’d advise contacting Toyota in your region. Many thanks.

  33. Hi ya, what is the recommended engine oil for Toyota Auris 2007 model with reg number EK57 FGM.How frequently does it requires servicing ?Thanks-Kumar

    1. Hi Kumar,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d advise the oil grade to be API SL or API SM and the oil viscosity to be 0W-20 preferably or 5W-20, 5W-30 or 10W-30. The oil capacity with filter change is 4.2 litres. Hope this helps.

  34. Hi ! I have a toyota corolla of 2004 .. d4d .. 2.0 ! Can you please tell me what type of oil should i use .. Thank you!

    1. Hi Donna,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d advise using API SL or API SN oil grade and the preferred oil viscosity is 0W-20, but you can also use 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30. The oil capacity with oil filter change is 3.4 litres. Hope this helps.

  35. Hi there. I have a Toyota Auris 1.4 diesel. The reg is MV61VMA. Which oil is the best for its TR D-4D engine? Thanks.

    1. Hi Sam,
      Thanks for getting in touch. The oil grade for your car should be ACEA C2, and the recommended oil viscosity is 0W-30 (preferred) or 5W-30. The oil capacity with oil filter change is 3.9 liters. Hope this helps.

  36. Hi, what grade of engine oil would you recommend for my Toyota Corolla 2005 with VIN 2TIBR32E35C368694? How often should I service the car

    1. Hi Tjay,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Your vehicle is produced for the North America market and may have different service intervals and oil recommendations to models produced for the UK market. We’d advise that you contact Toyota North America or Toyota USA to confirm the correct oil and service intervals in that market. You can find their contact details here: https://www.toyota.com/support/contact-us. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Lewis,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We can confirm that so long as it meets the following API grade – SL “Energy-Conserving”, SM “Energy-Conserving”, SN “Resource-Conserving”, it meets the requirements.
      ACEA C3 is another European specification that is used, so it is likely that this oil will meet one of the API grades too, however they can use any oil so long as it meets API SL, SPI SM or API SN.
      Hope this helps.

  37. Hi,

    Can you please advice what engine oil I should use for my Toyota Avensis Reg YP60LXU. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.

    1. Hi Andrzej,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d recommend the oil grade to be ACEA C2 and the oil viscosity (SAE) should be 0W-30 or 5W-30. The oil capacity for draining and refill with oil filter change should be 5.9 litres. Hope this helps.

          1. where i can find VIN no…moreover in my area dirt is more and temperature in summer usually touch 45C

          2. Hi Asad,
            You’ll find the VIN number on a tamper proof sticker located just inside the shut line of the front left hand (passenger side) door. The VIN number is repeated on the vehicles chassis, and is stamped into the metal floor of the car, under the right hand front seat. It’s usually visible through a small flap, deliberately cut into the vehicle’s carpet. To find out more information click here: http://blog.toyota.co.uk/finding-your-toyota-vin-vehicle-identification-number.
            Hope this helps.

          3. Number under the right seat is NHT 10~6171951. Since i imported this car from japan i could not find VIN on other mentioned places.
            thanx for the concern you are showing.

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We can confirm that the oil grade is ACEA C2 and oil viscosity (SAE) should be 0W-30 or 5W-30. The oil capacity for draining and refilling with oil filter change is 5.9 litres. Hope this helps.

  38. Hi, I have a A2/Rav4 2003 2.0 D4D with engine 1CD-FTV
    VIN JTEHG20V200017514
    Can you please check what type of oil do I need?

    1. Hi Adrian,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We can confirm that the oil should be SAE 5W-30 API CF-4 or CF or API CE or CD.
      Hope this helps.

      1. What’s right oil for Toyota Avensis wagon 2004 model CBA-AZT250W-AWPGH, engine 1AZ-FSE?

        And is it right to use 15w40 for this car?? In a region where it gets to 32 degrees Celsius??

        1. Hi George,
          Thanks for getting in touch. The 15W-40 oil would work, for a hot climate you’d want a higher viscosity oil. However 5W-30 oil is a good all rounder.
          Hope this helps.

        1. Hi Alex,
          We can confirm that the oil grade is 5W-30 and the part number for 5L can is 08880-83388. This filter is a cartridge filter part number, 04152-YZZA7.
          Both are available from any Toyota Centre Or Toyota on Ebay.
          Many thanks.

    1. Hi Sumilkhan,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d advise the oil grade to be API CF-4 or API CF, oil viscosity to be 5W-30 SAE as the preferred choice and the oil capacity with filter change is 5.9 litres. Hope this helps.

        1. Hi Joanne,
          Thanks for getting in touch. We can confirm that the oil grade should be 5W-30 synthetic 3.4 liter if filter changed as well. Hope this helps.

  39. Hi, I have a fully Toyota dealer serviced 2006 MR2 Roadster RW56 MCD. What engine oil should I use for topping up

        1. Hi Robert,
          Sorry for the delay, the oil grade should be API SH or API SJ and the oil viscosity should be 5W-30. The oil capacity with oil filter change is 3.7 litres. Hope this helps.

          1. Would this be correct – Genuine Toyota Engine Motor Oil 5W30 FE 5 Litres Ltr 0888080845

  40. Hello, i put into an gasoline Aygo a Synthetic 5w-30 made by Castrol for Ford (branded Ford Formula F – 14e9ec). It is a ACEA A5/B5, API SL/CF standard.. Later someone said it is probably for diesel engine!! Is it a mistake or can i keep using it for one year/5000 km (we use the car not often). Thank you very much!!

      1. Hi! I would have to ask my mom. Why would you need it ? The model is an Aygo 1.0 3 cylinder, 4 year old. Do you need more info to tell me i the oil i put is ok for few thousands km? Thank you.

        1. Hi Claudio,
          This oil will probably meet the requirements, however we’d rather get the reg or VIN number to advise the best oil grade. Many thanks.

  41. Corolla 2.0 d4d, Reg: LHZ 9066 milage: 150k
    VIN: SB1KW20E00E067770

    Wondering if you could tell me what viscosity, grade, engine oil capacity and synth/semi oil for my vehicles engine?

    Thanks

    1. Hi Michael,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d recommend oil grade API CF or CF-4 and oil viscosity 5W-30. The capacity with oil filter change is 5.9 litres. Both part synthetic and fully synthetic oils are listed for this engine, however fully synthetic is more commonly used. Hope this helps.

      1. Hi Toyota,
        My Yaris car VIN is VNKKG96360A122728 in Ireland. I am using Castrol Stop Star 5W-30 A5. Do you think this oil is OK for my car?
        Thanks,
        Jamie

        1. Hi Jamie,
          Thanks for getting in touch. This oil is suitable for your car and meets the recommended specifications. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Kevin,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d advise your oil grade to be ACEA C2 and oil viscosity should be 0W-30 or 5W-30. The capacity with oil filter change is 6.9 litres. Hope this helps.

      1. hi there have two Toyota yaris cars one is 2008 and one is 2009 both are diesel and have purchased from Toyota two oils 5w 30 FE and 5w 30 PFE oil could you tell me does it matter which oil goes into which thanks

      1. Hi Satyryk,
        Thanks for getting in touch. We can confirm that the oil grade should be ACEA B1, Global DLD-1 or API CF-4 and the oil viscosity it 5W-30. Hope this helps.

        1. Hi Steve,
          Thanks for providing this. We’d recommend:
          Oil grade = API SJ, SL or higher
          Oil viscosity = 5W-30
          Capacity with oil filter replacement = 3.7 litres
          Hope this helps.

          1. Hi Steve,
            Thanks for getting in touch. Please can you provide your Reg of VIN number. Many thanks.

          2. Hi Steve,
            Sorry about that. The Toyota Genuine Motor Oil products recommended for your engine, including the part numbers can be found below. The is the recommended grade (API SL) and viscosity, 5W-30 (SAE):
            08880-80846 5W30 FE (1L) API SL, ACEA A5/B5
            08880-80845 5W30 FE (5L) API SL, ACEA A5/B5
            Hope this helps.

  42. Have a good day sir, my Toyota prado 1998 model , diesel and already reached 151,000 km. i want to change oil what is the best oil to be used syntetic or not, thanks.

        1. Hi Manny,
          You should find the VIN number referenced on a tamper proof sticker located just inside the shut line of the front left hand (passenger side) door. The VIN number is repeated on the vehicles chassis, and is stamped into the metal floor of the car, under the right hand front seat. It’s usually visible through a small flap, deliberately cut into the vehicle’s carpet.
          If you would like more information check out our blog post: http://blog.toyota.co.uk/finding-your-toyota-vin-vehicle-identification-number.
          Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Marius,
      Thank you for your comment. We’d recommend the oil grade to be API SJ, SL or higher and the oil viscosity to be 5W-30 SAE. The oil capacity with filter change is 3.7 litres. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Tony,
      Thanks for providing this. We’d recommend ACEA B1, API CF-4 or CF oil grade and 5W-30 oil viscosity. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Tony,
      Thanks for getting in touch with us. Please could you provide your reg or VIN number. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Damien,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d advise 0W-20 ACEA C2 oil and 5W-20 or 5W-30 viscosity can be used, but it must be a C2 oil. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch with us. The oil grade is 10W-30 with 4.3l Energy conserving SL grade. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi there,
      Thank you for your comment. For the oil grade, we’d recommend oil grade API grade SJ or higher and for oil viscosity, we’d advise using SAE 5W-30. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Will,
      Thank you for your comment. The recommended oil grade is API CF-4 or CF and the preferred oil viscosity is 5W-30. Hope this helps.

        1. Hi Haroun,
          Thank you for your comment. We recommend ACEA C2, oil grade and 0W-30 (SAE) or 5W-30 (SAE) oil viscosity. Hope this helps.

        1. Hi there,
          Thank you for your comment. We’d advise ACEA C2 oil grade and 5W-30 or 0W-30 (preferred), oil viscosity. Hope this helps.

        1. Hi Alan,
          The oil capacity is 6.3L. However we don’t recognise your reg no. Please could you send it again with your VIN Number as well. Many thanks.

          1. Hi Alan,
            Not a problem. As this is not a DPF car so 5W-30 ACEA B1 would be advised. Many thanks.

          2. Thank you, how much oil should I put in (assuming it has been emptied fully and the oil filter change)?

    1. Hi there,
      Thank you for your comment. The recommended oil grade is API SJ or higher. The recommended viscosity is SAE 5W-30, although 10W-30, 15W-40 and 20W-50 can be used too. Hope this helps.

          1. Hi David,
            Thank you for providing this. The recommended oil grade is 0W-20 and the viscosity is SAE 75W-85. Hope this helps.

    1. Hello, Hasan

      Please speak with your local distributor who will be able to assist with this query. We are Toyota in the UK and do not hold details on this vehicle, which we have never imported.

      Thanks.

  43. Hello

    May I ask something?
    I have a Toyota Corola 2005, D4D, 1.4 Diesel, with serial car number NDE120L-DHGNYW.
    Engine’s number is 0212958 and has 170000 Km.
    Please con you tell me what kind of oil should I use for my car based on this characteristics?
    Thank you very much

    1. Hi Arsiana,
      For this engine, the oil grade is: ACEA B1
      The recommended viscosity is SAE 5W-30, however SAE 10W-30 can also be used.
      We hope this helps.

      1. Hi,
        Could you please help me to choose the correct engine oil for my Toyota Avensis. Reg HG57BND.
        Thank you in advance

    1. Hi Jake,
      Thank your for your comment. As this vehicle has a DPF, the repair manual therefore advises the following –
      Oil grade = ACEA C2
      Oil viscosity = 5W-30 (recommended) or 0W-30
      Hope this helps.

  44. What oil is recommended for Auris 1.33 dual vvti (1NR-FE)? My understanding is that it’s 0W20, however I was supplied 5W30 grade.

  45. hi
    i have corolla 2015 1.6XLI i want change the oli engine but i don’t what good oil for it
    i from iraq in summer the temp is 50C°and in winter is 9C°
    which oil is good for my car plz help me

    1. Hi there,
      Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, as this is not a European model we cannot provide this information. We’d advise looking in the Owner’s Manual or contacting a Toyota Centre in the Middle East and asking for the recommended oil grade and viscosity for the engine in these climate conditions. You can contact them here: http://www.toyota.ae/site/enquiry/. Hope this helps.

  46. Hi! I have a Corolla Liftback 1,3 16V Petrol (4E-FE), Made in UK. Could you tell me the right oil for me? 5W40 or 5W30? The temperature (summer) in my country reaches 40 degrees Celsius. Thank you very much! The VIN number is SB164EEB10E019350

    1. Hi Ivanov,
      Thank you for your comment. We would recommend the oil grade to be API SG, SH or multigrade engine oil or ILSAC multigrade engine oil. Given the vehicle is used in hotter climates, the 5W-30 option is not recommended, so 10W-30, 15W-40 or 20W-50 could be used. Hope this helps.

  47. Hi,

    Which is the correct Engine Oil (Grade and Specification) for a 2005 Toyota Corolla Verso T3 2.0 litre D4D diesel (Engine Code beginning – 1CD FTV). I believe it is the 85kW version of the engine as this is the Mark 2 Toyota Corolla Verso the shape that started in 2005 I believe (basically the second model shape NOT the original model shape from 2002).

    Someone has told me 5w30 and someone else told me 10w40.

    Please clarify this and also what API grade should be used too.

    Thanks

    Mohammad

    1. Hi Mohammad,
      Thank you for your comment. Please could you provide us with your Reg number so we can give you further details. Many thanks.

        1. Hi Mohammad,
          We can confirm that the oil grade is ACEA B1 or API CF-4 or CF, and the recommended viscosity is 5W-30. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Sasho,
      Thank you for getting in touch. The preferred viscosity is 0W-30, however, 5W-30 can be used. It is important to note that the oil grade needs to be ACEA C2. Hope this helps.

      1. Could you please tell me which is the right engine oil for the following- yaris verso hn04 ubf
        & avensis nu02 xtm

        1. Hi John,
          Thank you for getting in touch with us. We can confirm that for the Yaris Verso, HN04UBF, the API grade SH Energy-conserving or SJ Energy-conserving, recommended viscosity is 5W-30.
          For the Avensis, NU02XTM, the API grade SH Energy-conserving or SJ Energy-conserving, recommended viscosity is SAE 5W-30.
          Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Bart,
      Thanks for getting in touch with us. These are the Oil Grades and Oil Viscosities (SAE) we’d recommend:
      API grade SL, SM or SN multigrade engine oil
      •15W-40
      API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”, SM “Energy-Conserving”, SN “Resource-Conserving” or ILSAC multigrade engine oil
      •0W-20
      •5W-20
      •5W-30
      •10W-30
      However, the preferred viscosity is SAE 0W-20.
      Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Sam,
      We’ve had a chat with our technical team and it seems your number plate is not recognised. Please could you provide us with your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?
      You can read more about where to find your VIN here: fal.cn/tTwQ
      Many thanks in advance.

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We have spoken with our technical team and we will advise when we hear back. Many thanks.

      1. Hi there,
        After speaking with our technical team, we’d advise ACEA C2 oil grade and oil viscosity (SAE), 0W-30, 5W-30. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Anifort,
      Thank you for getting in touch. Please can you verify your VIN number and send us you engine detail code, number and the year of manufacture. Many thanks.

    1. Hi there,
      Thank you for getting in touch with us. The recommended grade is API SN and viscosity is 0W-20. If this is unavailable then 5W-30 can be used, however it is advised to replace the oil with 0W-20 at the next oil change. Hope this helps.

      1. Hi Andy,
        We’d advise using “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or equivalent, to satisfy the following grade and viscosity. 5W-30 is the recommended viscosity and using ACEA B1, API CF-4 or API CF(You may also use API CE or CD) would be the most appropriate. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Tom,
      Thank you for getting in touch with us. Lots of oils are compatible with this engine: 10W-30, 5W-30, 5W-20, 0W-20. The preferred viscosity is the 0W-20 option however, as it provides optimal levels of fuel efficiency. Hope this helps.

      1. Hi,
        Thank you for your advise. Could you tell me about 0W-30 for the same car (PN59XZS)? Would this be ok and if yes, would it be better then 5w30? The reason I am asking is because it ìs on offer at the moment in my local shop and I am not sure if I should get it or not.
        Thanks again.
        Tom.

        1. Hi Tom,
          Thank you for your comment. We would not recommend using the 0W-30 rated oil. We’d just recommend using the various oils which are listed for this engine/vehicle, as per the repair manual excerpt:
          API grade SL or SM multigrade engine oil
          •20W-50
          •15W-40
          API grade SL “Energy-Conserving” “Energy-Conserving SM or ILSAC multigrade engine oil”
          •10W-30
          •5W-30
          •5W-20
          •0W-20
          Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Hiten,
      Thank you for getting in touch. We’d advise using: API grade = SL Energy-Conserving, SM Energy-Conserving or ILSAC multigrade engine oil & 5W-30 or 10W-30 is viscosity. Many thanks.

  48. Hi,
    Subramanian here, I want to know what is the best engine oil for my Toyota etios gd. Is it 5w30 engine oil. Please reply.

    1. Hi there,
      Unfortunately, as we don’t sell this Toyota model in the UK we are unable to advise on oil grade. Please contact Toyota in your region for more information.

      1. Hi Abz,
        Thank you for getting in touch. We’d recommend using Oil grade: API GL-4 or GL-5 and Viscosity: SAE 75W-90. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Nishaan,
      Unfortunately, this is not a UK specific vehicle and therefore we’re unable to advise which oil is suitable. We would have to recommend speaking with Toyota in your region. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Mercy,
      API grade – SL or SM or ILSAC multigrade engine oil
      5W-30 SAE is the preferred viscosity, and we would recommend you use the Toyota Genuine Motor Oil.
      Hope this helps.

  49. Dear sir
    Hi how are you?
    I hope you will fine
    Ella
    I am from Iraq-erbil ,weather very hot its 50°
    So I have Toyota prado 2014 model 4piston machine , I want to choce the right engine oil for machines ,
    So can you send me the size of oil
    Thanks alot

    1. Hi Chya,
      Unfortunately, we cannot recommend oil for vehicles that aren’t UK specific. We would recommend speaking with your local Toyota in your region. Many thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.

  50. Hi Ella,
    What would you recommend for YF15 XAD ?

    Based on my search so far I believe the below is the most suitable. Am I right?

    Genuine Toyota Engine Oil 5W30 FE 5 Litres

    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0888080845

    Thank you,
    Karol

    1. Hi Karol,
      Our technical team have advised:
      0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30: API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”, SM “Energy-Conserving” or SN “Resource-Conserving”; or ILSAC multigrade engine oil.
      0W-20 is the preferred choice and we would recommend that Toyota Genuine Motor Oil is used.

    1. Hi Siobhan,
      Our technical team recommend:
      API grade SL and energy-conserving
      API grade SM and energy-conserving
      ILSAC multigrade engine oil
      0W-20
      5W-20
      5W-30
      10W-30
      SAE 0W-20 is the preferred one

      Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Sarah,
      API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”, SM “Energy-Conserving”, SN “Resource-Conserving” or ILSAC multigrade engine oil.
      Various different viscosities are listed, however 5W-30 is most suitable.
      Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Alex,
      Our technical department have recommended the following:
      Oil Grade – API grade SM and energy-conserving or ILSAC multigrade engine oil
      AND
      Oil Viscosity – 0W-20
      Hope this helps.

    1. Hi there,
      Our technical department have recommended the following:
      Oil Grade – API grade ‘SJ’ Energy-Conserving, ‘SL’ Energy-Conserving or ILSAC multigrade oil
      AND
      Oil Viscosity – 5W-30
      Hope this helps.

  51. Hi I am driving a hilux reg FN62 OCJ. The manual states that I should use SAE 0W-30 ACEA C2. I have just bought a bottle of SAE 0W-30 however it is ACEA C3. Is this ok to use?

    1. Hi Phil,
      We can only recommend what’s listed in the manual. This would therefore be: SAE 0W-30 ACEA C2

    1. Hi Kam,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We would recommend: API grade SM and energy-conserving, ILSAC multigrade engine oil and 0W-20 SAE is the viscosity. Hope this helps!

          1. Hi ella
            Pls i need an advice i have toyota yaris diesel years 2005
            What oil can i use?

          2. Hi Leonida,
            Please could you provide us with your VIN or registration number? Many thanks.

    1. Hi Peter,
      API grade SL, Energy-Conserving or ILSAC multigrade engine oil, SAE 5W-30. Hope this answers your question!

  52. Hi Ella,

    I have a 2010 Auris 1.33VVti stop-start, registration DK10TLY.

    I have just bought some Castrol Magnatec stop-start 5W-30 C2 full synthetic oil as it was on a special offer. Is it okay for my car please?

    Thanks

    1. Hi Will,

      The repair manual states for this vehicle and engine that the oil grade should be:

      -API grade SM and energy-conserving
      -ILSAC multigrade engine oil
      -Oil viscosity: 0W-20

      We do not recommend that you use Castrol Magnatec stop-start 5W-30 C2 full synthetic oil in your car. We hope this helps.

        1. Hi Will,
          We recommend using the 0W-20, API grade SM and energy-conserving ILSAC multigrade engine oil only. Hope this helps.

  53. Hi, could you please help me to find the right motor oil for my 2003 Toyota Avensis 1.8 petrol?
    VIN FE04LWR

  54. Which genuine toyota engine oil should I use for my vehicle please. My car is a Toyota Yaris 1.33 petrol, 2010 year, reg number BF60 DXK.
    Many thanks,

      1. Hi there,
        Please can you provide us with your VIN or reg number so we can look into this for you. Many thanks.

  55. Hi, I have a 1992 Toyota Corolla 1.3 GL (VRM – J389PND). Please can you let me know Toyota’s recommended engine oil for my car?

    1. Hi Marcel,
      Unfortunately, we’re unable to advise on which oil is recommend as this vehicle is not UK specific. We’d have to advise contacting Toyota where you are for more information.

  56. I have a 2009 Yaris 1.33VVti, registration BN04 XNZ.

    I have just bought some Castrol Magnatec stop-start 5W-30 C2 full synthetic oil as it was on a special offer in Tesco. Can you confirm if this is okay for my car please?

    Thanks

    1. Hi James,
      Unfortunately, we would not recommend the oil you have purchased. We would recommend:
      Oil Grade – API grade SM and energy-conserving OR ILSAC multigrade engine oil
      Oil Viscosity (SAE) – 0W-20

      1. Thanks Ella.

        Can I also please ask which grade of gearbox oil I need?

        And the antifreeze as well please if that isn’t asking too much?

        Many thanks again

        James

          1. VNKKH96390A028940

            This is marked on the plate on the inner frame of the front passenger door.

            (The model number is NSP90R-CHFGKW)

            Thanks

            James

          2. Hi James,
            Our technical team have advised visiting http://www.toyota-tech.eu for the full service manual (this contains all the information about your vehicle). Failing that, your local Toyota Centre should be able to assist with this! We hope this helps.

  57. I have got a 2017 Hybrid C-HR. I had the oil changed by a Toyota dealer at 1000 miles. Unbeknown to me the dealer put in 0W-40 oil. When I questioned this the dealer claimed that this oil is also approved for the C-HR. The recommended oil though is 0W-20. Is the 0W-40 oil OK for the Hybrid?

    1. Hi Mike,
      Toyota recommends the use of approved “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil”. Another motor oil of matching quality can also be used. Oil grade: 0W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30: API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”, SM “Energy-Conserving” or SN “Resource-Conserving”; or ILSAC multigrade engine oil 15W-40: API grade SL, SM or SN multigrade engine oil.
      We would have to recommend speaking with your local Centre and getting their advice.

    1. Hi there,
      Use TOYOTA approved TOYOTA Genuine Motor Oil or equivalent to satisfy the following grade and viscosity. Oil grade: G-DLD1 or API grade CF-4, CF (API CE or CD may also be used) 5W30 is preferred.

  58. Hi, can I be more specific in asking question?
    I have 2008 Prius registration LP08FOK and from research, preferred engine oil is 5W-30.
    I also checked Castrol Magnatec 5W30 A5 but their page suggests it is only for engine component 1NZ-FXE, however my car engine is 1NZ-U335322. Is it suitable or what would you recommend? Thank you.

    1. Hi Adnan,
      Your vehicle is fitted with 1NZFXE type engine and the Castrol information is correct and therefore suitable. 5W30 is preferred and the only other recommendation we would advise, is to use the genuine Toyota Motor Oil which can be purchased from your local Toyota Centre. Many thanks.

        1. Unfortunately, due to this not being a UK-specific vehicle. We’re unable to find out this information. We’d have to advise contacting Toyota where you are.

  59. Hi my car Toyota evensis d4d 2008 diesel eng: 1998cc reg: LP08VFE what kind of eng oil better for thise car

    1. Hi Shaheeen,
      Oil grade = ACEA B1, Global DLD-1 or API CF-4, CF
      Viscosity = 5W-30 (recommended), 10W-30, 15W-40 or 20W-50
      Hope this helps!

  60. I have a June/2016 AVENSIS TS MANUAL 2.0 Diesel FA16THV. What is the correct grade of oil for my engine. Prefer to use Castrol.

    1. Hi Ian,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We have taken note of your email address and contacted you directly regarding this query. We have an image of the correct oil you can use. Many thanks.

      1. Hi , I have a Land Cruiser Amazon 2001 4.2TD I want to know the engine oil and brake oil recommended by Toyota to use in it .

        1. Hi Alexe,
          The recommended engine oil grade for this engine is API CF-4 and the recommended viscosity is 5W-30.
          As far as the brake fluid is concerned, the recommendation is to use Brake fluid SAE J1703 or FMVSS No.116 DOT3.
          Hope this helps!

          1. Hi ,Thanks for your reply it was very helpful but I want to tell that my car has mileage of 186411 miles so then the engine oil you told can be used ?

          2. Hi Alexe,
            The repair manual does not mention that a different type of oil needs to be used depending on the vehicle’s mileage. The engine oil recommendation mentioned in the repair manual applies to all Land Cruiser with the 4.2 TD engine, irrespective of vehicle mileage. Hope this helps!

          3. Hi,Can you please tell me which differential oil should be used in Front and Rear differentials in this Land Cruiser ?

          4. Hi Alexe,
            Could you provide us with your VIN or registration number please? Many thanks.

  61. Hi I need to know what is the right engin oil and quantity for my Toyota Land Cruiser 09
    Registration is EA09ZBY mileage is 57000

  62. i have a toyota avensis 2000 plate W311 ODK …SE Limited Edition 1.6 ENGINE.Whats the best oil for that please.and is power steering the same for all cars.if not which is best for mine thanks.

    1. Hi Woody,
      We’re investigating which oil is the best for your Avensis and will get back to you when we hear something. With regards to the power steering, it completely depends on what you’re wanting from your steering. Can you clarify a bit more, Woody?

    2. Hi Woody,
      The recommended oil for your vehicle is: 5W30, but 10W-30 is also ok. Oil grade is API grade SG or better.

  63. Hi Ella

    I have a Toyota Avensis T Spirit 55 plate, its a 2l petrol with the enigne management light on due to some emission problems. I recently purchased the car and have been recommended to put 10w40 oil in due to the high mileage (160k). Could you confirm what the best oil for the car is?

    Many Thanks

        1. Thanks, Yasar. We’re just investigating this and we’ll come back to you once we’ve heard back from our technical team.

    1. Hi Yasar,
      5W30 is recommended, but 10W-30, 15W-40 are ok. Oil grade is SJ or SL (Energy conserving) or ILSAC multi grade engine oil.

    1. Hi Zack,
      We’ve asked our technical team and when they get back to us we’ll let you know! Many thanks for your patience.

      1. Hi could you please tell me best engine oil for my Toyota Auris 2007, 2.0 D,
        Region is *****

        Thank you

        1. Hi there,
          Unfortunately, due to this model not being a UK specific vehicle, we’re unable to comment on the best oil for this car.

    2. Hi Zack,
      The recommended oil specification for this vehicle is: ACEA C2 and the recommended oil viscocity is: 0W-30.

    1. Thanks, Bill. We’re in talks with our team and we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything! 🙂

    2. Hi Bill,
      Oil grade = ACEA C2, the viscosity is 0W-30 or 5W-30.
      It’s essential the oil is ACEA C2.
      Hope this helps!

  64. Hi I have a Toyota Auris SR 2.0 diesel and the engine oil recoomended by Castrol and Mobil 1 is 0w30. is this correct

        1. Hi Asim,
          Our technical department has advised that the oil you should be using is: API grade CF-4 or CF (You may also use API CE or CD). We also recommend SAE 10W-30 or for extremely low temperatures 5W-30. We hope this helps!

  65. Hello,

    I have a Toyota RAV 4 D-CAt 2011 and have two warning lights. 1:) Oil Maintaenance Required. 2:) Low Oil. Could you advise on what oil to use please?

        1. Hi Graham,
          The correct oil grade for this vehicle is : ACEA C2 and the preferred oil viscocity is : 0W-30.

  66. I have a 2003 Toyota avensis 2.0 auto sport and was wondering what’s the best oil.. it’s also an import..
    Thanks

    1. Hi Wayne,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Would you be able to provide us with a VIN or registration number? Many thanks.

    1. Hi there,
      Due to this car not being UK specific, we are unable to advise on this. We would have to recommend you speak with your local Toyota Centre or refer to your owner’s manual. Many thanks.

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’re just running this past our technical team and we’ll get back to you! Many thanks.

    2. Hi Malkit,
      The recommended engine oil grade is: ACEA C2 and the recommended viscosity is: 0W-30 or 5W30.
      The Owner’s manual states that 0W-30 is preferred.
      We hope this helps!

  67. steve

    i have a toyota raum 2000. i use pennsoil 10w-40. the recommended oil is mobil super 10w-40, can i use now mobil special 10w-40

    1. Hi Steve,
      Please could you provide us with your VIN or registration number? Our technical team will look into this for you. Many thanks!

  68. I have a 2006 Toyota Yaris with about 185 000 miles. The recommended oil is 5W30 but do I still use this grade or switch to 20W50 for higher mileage cars? I live in a warmer climate and temperatures don’t go below 0°.

    1. Hi Riz,
      That’s an impressive mileage! Are you a member of the High Mile Club? You would qualify for a Bronze sticker… We will look into your query for you and get back to you. Many thanks for your patience.

        1. Hi Riz,
          If you could Direct Message us on Twitter or Facebook with a picture of your Odometer and your address we can get a sticker sent out to you!

    2. Hi Riz,
      Our technical department have asked if you could provide your VIN or registration number so they can make sure their response is accurate. We will blank out the private details for you. Many thanks.

      1. I really don’t see the need to provide those details as I asked a general question that’s not specific to my vehicle. Nevertheless, my registration is ** *****.

        1. Hi Riz,
          Due to the nature of your query, in order to make sure they provide an accurate answer the Technical team like to make sure they aren’t assuming anything about the vehicle. Many thanks and we’ll be in touch when we hear back from them.

        2. Hi Riz,
          Because your vehicle is not a UK registration, the only way we can advise on this is if you provide us with your VIN number. You can find this number on either the Passenger/Driver door. There is usually a black sticker on the inside of the body displaying a 17 digit code (VIN). We can find out exactly what you need to do from this. Many thanks.

          1. Wow this is ridiculous! It’s like going to visit a doctor for a headache, but he refuses to do anything unless he has your full medical records.
            Seems like this is not going to work as you are more interested in collecting data than assisting people.

            Not one of the questions on this entire post have been answered.

            How are we supposed take anything away from this page when every answer is actually a request for the VIN number?

            If you can explain to me how the VIN number will make a difference to the ‘Technical Team’s’ answer to my question, then I will gladly provide it. I have provided the make, model and mileage, so what other information do they need to advise me on the correct oil to use?

          2. Hi Riz,
            We are not attempting to collect data from customers, our technical department like to look at each car’s spec in full before offering any advice. They would not like to provide any wrong information and consequently cause harm to your vehicle.
            Your VIN number would enable us to look at your vehicle and give you the exact answer you are looking for. Due to your registration not being from the UK, we are very limited in what we can find out anyway, but we would be able to answer your question from the VIN.
            We could give a generic answer without your VIN number but this may not be specific to your own vehicle.
            Alternatively, please contact your local Toyota dealership where your car is registered. They may be able to offer more assistance. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Laura,
      Would you be able to send your registration number so we can take a look into this further. Many thanks.

  69. Hi. I have a Toyota Corolla, 1.4, vvti. 2004 model. Which is the correct spec of oil. (Example) 5w30/10w40, fully/semi synthetic, B3/4/5 grade ? Thanks.

    1. Hi John,
      Could you let us know your registration number? We will be able to check this with our tech department. Many thanks.

  70. Hey
    Last month i bought a used toyota corolla. 2002 model, automatic,petrol.1.5.
    I am not sure about the model though as i do not understand much about cars. I have no manual for the car 🙁
    The engineer put 5W30 oil but i am not sure if this is the correct oil. I currently work in UK and i will leave for 3 months in the summer and i intend to take it with me for the summer holidays. In my country the weather is hot. Reaches 40celcious!! What oil i should use in summer? Is 5W30 for now?

    I will appriciate it very much if you can help me on this.

    Thank you very much

    1. Hi Jim,
      We’ve spoken with our technical department and they have advised that 10W40 oil would be better for hot weather over a long period of time. Many thanks.

  71. Hi! I have a toyota allex, petrol, engine model 1NZ, 1496cc, man.year 2001

    My engineer insists that the correct engine oil is 15W but i read that the best is 10W.

    can you please advise which is the correct oil? Thank you

    1. Hi Evie,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, because we don’t sell this model in the UK we do not hold information regarding engine oil. We would have to recommend contacting a country which sells this model. Hope this helps! 🙂

  72. Hi All,

    Useful article and comments. I am still confused as to whether semi or fully synthetic oil is correct for a 2014 diesel Yaris. I haven’t come across any info as to whether this is covered by the grade codes or indeed if the two can be mixed, for example if you run short of one can you do minor top ups with the other. I believe that I should use 5W-30 Semi. Hope that you can help.

    Neril

    1. Hi Neil,
      Thanks for getting in touch with Toyota UK. All Oil information should be in the Owners Manual for your vehicle. You can find the owners manual on the My Toyota portal and all information should be around page 475. Many thanks.

  73. Hello to all . I have small question ? Just got Avensis 2006 . Change oil in the engine . But chose 10W40 after I read recommendation and it should be 5W30 wil that be critical for the engine ? Should I change it now with engine flushed or I can do this at nest service ? I have 1.6 petrol car not sure the engine marking

    1. Hi Lev,
      Thanks for getting in touch. 5W30 is the preferred oil for your vehicle. However, as long as the oil you are using is API grade SJSL then your engine oil is fine. We would advise using 5W30 when you have your next service. Many thanks.

  74. I agree ,the right grade of engine oil is vital to keep your Toyota’s engine working at its best. Your car’s handbook will confirm the right grade for your car.

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