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Keep an eye on the dipstick, some usage over 10K would certainly be normal.
Yup.....thanks.

I do a monthly tire pressure and dipstick check (on the RAV).

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Interesting tidbit I thought I'd share....

The below is from a forum I frequent for my Honda GL1800 Goldwing (1.8L engine).
For those concerned about oil change intervals, read on....

For those unfamiliar, the GoldWing engine is very similar to the Honda Civic engine in many ways.
In fact when I toured the engine plant a few years back in Anna, Ohio they had Goldwing engines alternating on the assembly line with Civic engines.

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I ride with this gentleman during the winter months. I find it amazing how many miles he puts on his wing in one season.
The odometer this morning before our ride:


The man and the machine. It's a 2002 with ABS.

According to Phil he has only replaced the alternator and water pump one time. No other semi major maintenance has been required. He is still running the original final drive.
He did tell me it's starting to burn a little oil between the regular 10,000 mile oil changes.
I have to wander how much farther this bike can go before a major break down.

Yes that's 422,366 miles with 10K mile oil changes.....

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Depends on what 0-20w your dealer uses also. Toyota's 0-20w is a SUPERB oil. Check out some UOA on Bob's The Oil Guy's site. Blended by Mobil. Very similar to Mobil 05-20w Extended Performance, but 0-20w.

I change out at 7,000 now. The last UOA from Blackstone on the Toyota 0-20w showed it could go another 2,000 easy on the 2010 2.5L. I have 65,000.

So any good 0-20w Syn at 5,000 at the dealer is pocket $$$

If the manual says 10,000 your wasting money at 5,000. But this is just my opinion. Oil changes can be a Religion for some.

Check out Bob's Site.

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The last UOA from Blackstone
This isn't the BITOG site.
I know what you're talking about, but I bet 99% of forum members here have no idea what your jargon means.

For those who don't know:
UOA= Used Oil Analysis
Blackstone= Blackstone Laboratories, where you can have your used (or new) oil analyzed for all kinds of information about wear in your engine and the condition of your oil.

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There seems to be so much discussion about this.

Anybody that have a 2013 RAV4.. can you comment on what the owner's manual says?

How does it say the oil should be changed?
What type of oil regular or synthetic?
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There seems to be so much discussion about this.

Anybody that have a 2013 RAV4.. can you comment on what the owner's manual says?

How does it say the oil should be changed?
What type of oil regular or synthetic?
See post #17 on the previous page. It couldn't be spelled out any more clear.

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As an FYI, and to support the claim that Toyota's synthetic 0W-20 is made by Mobil, today I observed a truck unloading a pallet of Toyota labelled cases of motor oil. The oil was 0w-20 synthetic with all the Toyota logos and part #'s on the cases. The truck dropping it off? Not a freight company, but, you guessed it, Mobil Lubricants.

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As an FYI, and to support the claim that Toyota's synthetic 0W-20 is made by Mobil, today I observed a truck unloading a pallet of Toyota labelled cases of motor oil. The oil was 0w-20 synthetic with all the Toyota logos and part #'s on the cases. The truck dropping it off? Not a freight company, but, you guessed it, Mobil Lubricants.
I went to an owner event at my dealer and their oil supplier gave a brief presentation. He told us the synthetic for cars is Mobil 1 0-20 and for regular Dino oil, they supply Valvoline in various weights.
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As an FYI, and to support the claim that Toyota's synthetic 0W-20 is made by Mobil, today I observed a truck unloading a pallet of Toyota labelled cases of motor oil. The oil was 0w-20 synthetic with all the Toyota logos and part #'s on the cases. The truck dropping it off? Not a freight company, but, you guessed it, Mobil Lubricants.
I assume that was for resale to the customer through the parts department......
Did they fill the bulk tanks also?

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I assume that was for resale to the customer through the parts department......
Did they fill the bulk tanks also?
It's a smaller dealership, so I don't want to guess if it was for retail resale or internal service. Very few owners do their own maintenance up here. I didn't see any hoses from the Mobil truck, but that doesn't mean they already had or were about to fill any bulk drums with oil.

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