Official 2020 Toyota Prius Prime oil-change instructions

Discussion in 'Prime Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Gokhan, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Gokhan

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    There are a lot of incorrect statements there, but, yes, SAE 0W-16 is the right choice unless you drive hard for extended periods.
     
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    there are new terms of use for techstream subs. So if your using legit, it could be in your best interest to read it again.

    About the MyPrius titles in techstream, it's a general type TITLE. The manuals are not always exactly correct every time. If you purchase a subscription it becomes clear what gets the updates quickest.
    Oil filter is probably not high on the update the manual list. Check out how many manuals and how many updates each manual gets - per model - per trim - per year. Using your fingers to count?
     
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    I'm not going to respond... I'm not going to respond...

    Ok, I'm good. :)
     
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    Try hand-tightening it to 3/4 turns next time and see if you can do it without an effort and how the removal will feel after the OCI. Use gloves or a rag.
     
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    Been doing that ever since I had to use a screwdriver through the filter to remove a spin on. No more filter wrench needed with spin ons. Though I still use the filter wrench on the element, I only tighten it hand tight or until I reach the spring clip on the housing.
    or drain before removing the filter, if doing an oil and filter change.
     
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    Yes, lessons learned the hard way. ;)
     
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    The oil required is stamped on the oil filler cap. I don't think that is a recommendation but a requirement.
     
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    after the two year free maintenance coverage ended (3 oil changes 0w20, 6.5k, 8.3k, 10.2), I paid for the 0w16 at 13k.
     
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    Wowza oil change overkill? Or dealer paperwork overkill? Customer satisfaction requested yet?
     
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    I just think it's funny that done folks will argue about whether 3/4 turn vs 7/8 turn us "right"...

    if you're actually doing your own oil changes, you're already miles ahead of most people that wait until an idiot light comes on, then drive another 50-5,000 miles depending on their mood. ;-)

    the spin in filters aren't anything new. for that matter, neither are the cartridges. what is new, is the availability of lots of people to argue about how far to turn, which viscosity, which brand of torque wrench, and which air to put in the tires...


    meanwhile, frogs still be froggin
     
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    hehe, my 06 is already almost 600 miles over and the wrench light on the dash is now lite. It also has a horribly weak hybrid pack that could / should be switched out with another stronger pack, but I don't want to put the stronger weak pack in again during the winter. Thanks God I don't need the car as a daily or even weekly driver. As I learn how I can muddle by with conditions I have to eventually address. As I was reading above, I was thinking, man I need to get under that thing and change the oil, today. Then I remembered I have body work to do on the 2017 Prime for the misses. Heavens help would be nice about now.
    edit: the even older 02 needs tranny work, swap out, maybe next year though, if eva. Other option is part out, but my sales skills suck big time.
     
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