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    Default 10000 mile oil change

    wtf 10000 mile between oil changes that what a 2011 highlanders calls for

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    Default Re: 10000 mile oil change

    All the new Toyota/Lexus have gone to the 10K change interval.
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    Default Re: 10000 mile oil change

    Pl. attach the TSB relating to this annoucement. I was told some models are recommended for the 10K OCI while many are still being 5K OCI

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    You need to do what feels right for your driving situation. I've been using synthetic oil and good filters in my 2006 Tundra and running 10,000 miles between changes for years. 2 different oil analysis's by Blackstone Labs confirms that I could have gone farther before the oil additives died. I do spend a lot of time on the freeway though. If I drove a lot of short trips or around town stuff I'd shorten the interval. Our 2012 Highlander boasts 10,000 mile changes while using 0W-20 (gotta be like water....) synthetic. Will I do it? At least on the 1st change I'll do it myself @ 5000 miles and then I'll let the "Toyota Care" free change do it at 10K and then 20K.
    If you have reservations about going 10K miles between changes I might suggest sending off for a Blackstone Lab's kit and let them verify the oils condition after going the distance.
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    Default Re: 10000 mile oil change

    This was a double post that I couldn't delete.
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    Default Re: 10000 mile oil change

    Our 11 calls for 10k, I change it at every 5k with 0w-20. Call me old school.

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    Lower the cost of ownership and reduce the hassle of more frequent changes is a great marketing move. Not sure why WTF would be called for.
    For a non-severe service using a full synthetic, 10k is nothing new. My '08 requires 5k changes with mineral oil. I am now changing at the 10k point. No point in draining perfectly good oil and is why a UOA can help alleviate fear if you're that afraid. BTW, there is nothing wrong with doing a couple early changes too, to rinse out break-in wear.

    Get a good bypass filter and you'd NEVER have to change the oil. Just top off for consumption and filter changes and drive! But, we can't expect and automaker to mass install bypass filters. The dealer would lose all that service bay revenue.
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    It's not the additives in the oil breaking down that bothers me, it the oil getting dirty that I don't like. Advances in PCV systems keep the oil cleaner longer. However, I am old school. The 2 best things you do for you car is change the oil frequently and wash it often. If you only keep the car 60-70k miles, then I guess you might consider it wasting money. If you want to keep it 200,000, 300,000 miles, don't wait til 10k. Just my opinion.
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    Default Re: 10000 mile oil change

    dont listen to the dealer do the first oil change a lot earlier.

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    Why?

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    Default Re: 10000 mile oil change

    10K is doable with good filter and a good syn (Mobil1 or PP). These engines have gotten very good.
    If you drive less then 10 miles a day round trip you will see dilution in the oil and I would stick with syn w/ 7.5K. If u drive >30 miles a day round trip, 10K is really doable.

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    Default Re: 10000 mile oil change

    We just purchased a 2013 Highlander 4WD V6. It uses full synthetic 0w20 oil and the change intervals are 10,000 miles.
    I realize that Toyota corporate and the dealers have to strike a balance between what is truly mechanically safe while at the same time allowing the dealers sales opportunities for their service departments.
    Personally, for more than 20 years, I've taken a balanced approach while doing my own oil changes. I have used Amsoil products, but changed them at no more than 10,000 miles. I have never had a lubrication related issue with any of the 7 different vehicles I've owned during this time. With this in mind, I have little reservation about allowing my dealer perform the required oil changes.
    They have taken good care of my 2003 Tundra over the years though it rarely needed more than routine services, and were invaluable when diagnosing a noise in the drive train after a significant accident that nearly totaled my truck in 2007.
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    Default Re: 10000 mile oil change

    STOP CHANGING YOUR OIL BY EDMUNDS.COM Breaking the 3,000-Mile Habit

    Stop Changing Your Oil! - Edmunds.com

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    Default Re: 10000 mile oil change

    Quote Originally Posted by deadrx7conv View Post

    Get a good bypass filter and you'd NEVER have to change the oil.
    Very wrong. HUGE misconception.

    You can filter your oil till the cows come home thats not often the savior. There are many additives that get used up in normal use and combustion byproducts accumulate (acids). Filters have no effect on this. Same goes for the people who opt to change their filter a 5k when running the oil for 10k. None of this is needed when UOA's are coming back so clean...changing filter and adding bypass filters are 100% useless in these situations.

    Now, when you're talking 25k oil changes, that begins to change. Oil bypass filters can...I say can... help extend the oil interval IF there are contaminant there to filter AND the oil still have active additives. Very few will do this with gas engines...its not at all common.

    Anyway. Point is...when the oil's additives are used up and combustion byproducts (acids) begin to build, there is no filter in the world that will save you. You'll be running clean oil...but there's a lot more to engine oil than just being "clean"!!!

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