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where do everyone take their TC to have the oil change? ever since i had the car i have always taken it to the dealer to have the oil change.

one more question, why do the dealer use 50w30 oil?

another question, how many of you do your own oil change and what type of oil do you use?

I would like to start doing my own oil change. thanks in advance.
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5-30 is what we use, not 50-30. my 05 owners manual specified 5w30. is it different for the 07?
i do almost all my own work on my cars, so yes, i change my oil myself as well. always have. i run Mobil1 10w-30 Full Synthetic.

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I use Mobil 1 5w-30 Full Synthetic and do most of the work on my car on my own also
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I use Mobil 1 5w-30 Full Synthetic and do most of the work on my car on my own also
Make that two!

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Correction:
2005 white TC
Dealer use 5W-30 motor oil

Thank you all for your replys.
I am going start doing my own oil change also. this way i know that i am using better quality motor oil and filter, agree?
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'06 and above use 5w20

they changed it january of last year... 5w20 is the toyota standard for all '06 and above vehicles.

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I usually use Mobil 1 5w-30, although the last time I went to get the oil (I change it myself) They were out of 5w-30 so I subsituted 10w-30 per the Owners Manual.

It was the lesser of two evils, because I needed to get the oil changed that weekend or it wasn't going to happen for another 1000 miles. 5w-30 would have been much better especially with this cold snap we've been having.

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'06 and above use 5w20

they changed it january of last year... 5w20 is the toyota standard for all '06 and above vehicles.
Actually it says 5W-20 for all recent engines and 0W-20 for '06 MY and later.

This is the table in the TSB:

OIL ENGINE ILSAC GF4 SAE 5W-20
AZ series
GR series
JZ series
MZ series
NZ series
RZ series
UZ series
VZ series
1ZZ-FE
2TR-FE
ILSAC GF4 SAE 0W-20 (Beginning with 2006 MY)
2AZ-FE Camry
2AZ-FE Solara
2AZ-FE Highlander
2AZ-FE RAV4 (ACA3#)

So running 5W-20 is OK for all tCs.

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some type of valvoline 5w30

i just take mine places that i have free oil change coupons to...somehow i have managed never to pay anything but gas to drive there for an oil change

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