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 car’s handbook will confirm the right grade for your car.

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 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. Genuine Toyota 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 Genuine Toyota 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 Genuine Toyota 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 (216)

    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. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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! 🙂

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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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