Peak full synthetic oil

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Fuel Economy' started by theshark, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. theshark

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    I use Pensoil Platinum because it is available for me in 0-20. Lots here use synthetic for various reasons . Do a search and read about all the reasons why. Peak is a good brand?Hal
     
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    Hal,

    Thanks, I'v read where people use 0W-30 But 0-20? is the 2006 oil spec different from the 2007?
     
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    0w20 is for Gen-III, and Gen II is 5w30? Check owners manual, you might be able to use it in winter.
     
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    I believe 0-20 is the desired oil to be used in Canada and has been for a year or so. Toyota came out with a directive on this matter for G2. I believe they have done the same in the US? 0-30 is OK . Hal
     
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    Hi Theshark. If you are going to consider synthetic, might as well use one of the big names. I use Mobil 1, but many others are worthy. Pennzoil, Castrol just to name a few. Check out Bobistheoilguy.com if you want more information.
     
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    Hey I use 0w30 Amsoil and have had no issues. Wal mart sells 5 quart Mobil 1 0w/30 for 24.99 that would be your best bet. But all synthetics would be better than running dino oil.