Mechanics

OIL/FILTER CHANGE

2008 Scion xD

Warranty problem
2008 Scion xD 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 9,700 miles

My 08 Scion xD is due for it's 10,000 mile oil change. Owners manual says 0-20W; however, with my previous (best ever) auto (90 Nissan Axxess-died at 333,000 mi), I changed every 3,000 and always used Castrol 20-50W. We (central Calif) have months that average 90 degree temp and heat waves well over 100 degree weather. I want to use 20-50W but one Toy/Scion rep said I could void the warranty and/or car sensors would not like 20-50W. I had the first oil change done at the dealer, and was told they used 20W (not what the owners' manual calls for!). Can I use 20-50W and not cause any warranty or car problems? I want to change oil myself, but understand this is some kind of paper filter process.
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Guest
April 17, 2009.



That's definitely an interesting scenario using 20-50W on a car requiring 5-20W. In heated areas you can use 5-20W or 5-30W no problem. I would stick to one of those two instead of 20-50W.

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FordRacing24
Jun 19, 2010.