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Do 2009 4cyl really come with synthetic oil?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by nhtundra, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Sep 16, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    nhtundra

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    Called stealership to schedule first oil change. Service advisor says fine and BTW, that is going to be about $75! Huh? Why? He tells me the 2.7L come with synthetic now and that's what is costs.
    Is this true? Are all the fluids now synthetic?
     
  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    InfidelTaco

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    arent ur first 30000 miles of oil change free? Dont pay, do it yourself. its easy. take the rest of the money u saved and buy beer.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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  4. Sep 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    Your owner's manual should say if synthetic is required. If you use the 0w20 oil, I believe that is only available as a synthetic, but 5w20 is available both ways. Maybe the dealer has 0w20 conventional oil, but I've never seen it available anywhere else. My 2008 2.7 does not require synthetic, but that could have changed in 2009.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    what do you do with the old oil?
     
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  7. Sep 16, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    I give it to a buddy who has a waste oil burner.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    Used oil.. I give it to guys I work with, they throw it in their wood burners.
     
  10. Sep 16, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    i just got the first oil change and it was free of course but the bill was only 32 dollars if i had to pay it.
     
  11. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    Had mine changed at the dealership today. I watched them open up the quarts and pour them in, they said Toyota 5W-20 on them nothing about synthetic. The oil change and tire rotation only cost 45 bucks
     
  12. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    DYI costs about $30 with less time waiting and you know it's done right?

    I'm mainly into doing my own maintenance because too many shops screw things up...even dealerships...
     
  13. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    hell no the dealership puts whatever toyota says to put in it, or whatever is cheaper. i guess it all depends whatever is in arms length
     
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    What? Did I just change my oil when I could have had them strip my - I mean change my oil? Did I buy a BMR and didn't realize it? :eek:
     
  15. Sep 19, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    I'm pretty sure my 2009 came with conventional oil... not synthetic. I think your stealership is trying to screw you, nhtundra.

    I let my dealership do my first oil change - but only because it was free (although the sorry suckers charged me for the tire rotation... very cheesy). That's the last time they'll see it unless I need warranty-covered repairs. I'll be changing the oil myself from now on. My garbage collection site has a used oil recycle tank, so I dump it there.
     
  16. Sep 20, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    As far as I know, it does not come with synthetic, and my 2009 manual absolutly do not call for synthetic. I do oil changes myself ans use valvoline synthetic. Do it youself... You pay less to get better products at the end.
     
  17. Oct 7, 2009 at 1:00 AM
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    -- didn't care to figure out what it was that we drained.

    We put in AMSOIL synthetics (don't forget the trans and dif!) as we have since '78.

    You might seriously consider synthetics like AMSOIL due to your latitude. Oh, summer mileage might perk up some but winter mileage doesn't drop near as much. I lived many years in Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota before settling in "southern" Ohio. Learning to service the truck myself has paid for itself in more ways than cash. ;)
     
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