I was in Walmart the other day and they have it in their brand 0-16w. If you have to, order it and keep the receipts for warranty issues.i have a 2019 XLE and just noticed it uses 0W16 oil. I went to 3 auto parts stores and they never heard of it. Is this something new or can 0W20 be used?
I use Walmart brand all the time, it meets all requirements the manufacturer requires $17 for 5 quarts. Think of it as generic motor oil, just like generic drugs you take.I don’t think I’d use Walmart oil. My dealers parts department had it, but I didn’t check the price.
FYI, the Mobil 1 0W-16 Advanced Fuel Economy product meets these specs (copy-paste from their website):Lots of discussions on 0W16 oil, it's the required oil for the 2.5L Dynamic Force engine since 2017 in the 2018-on Camry and 5th gen Rav4, read the manual, 0W20 can be use temporarily if 0W16 isn't available, which it is from Toyota, Valvoline and others by now. Last I checked Mobile 1 made it too, but it wasn't RC spec'd which also is a requirement.
|This product meets or exceeds the requirements of:|
|API SN PLUS|
|API SN Resource Conserving|
|API SN PLUS RESOURCE CONSERVING|
|API SP Resource Conserving|
RC means Resource Conserving. This is in reference to oil burn off and protection to your emissions systems (catalytic converter!). Always check the API Donut on the back of the jug and make sure it says Resource Conserving.I’m seeing references to “RC” rated oil. What is this?
Mobil is not one to lie but what they did here was use marketing terms. “Meets or exceeds requirements” does not equal evaluated and licensed. As of tonight at least, their 0W-16 offering is still only API SN with SN PLUS according to API’s licensee directory.FYI, the Mobil 1 0W-16 Advanced Fuel Economy product meets these specs (copy-paste from their website):
Mobil 1™ 0W-16 is recommended by ExxonMobil for SAE 0W-16 applications in gasoline and hybrid engines designed to operate on SAE 0W-16 viscosity motor oil.
• Mobil 1 0W-16 is engineered for use in select Honda and Toyota gasoline and hybrid engines where this viscosity is recommended.
Specifications and Approvals
This product meets or exceeds the requirements of: API SN API SN PLUS API SJ API SL API SM API SN Resource Conserving API SN PLUS RESOURCE CONSERVING API SP API SP Resource Conserving ILSAC GF-6B
Hey, if that's true, then the information I took from their website showing the specs is not only wrong but also false advertising. That said, I would also question if the API's licensee directory is as up to date as Mobil's website.Mobil is not one to lie but what they did here was use marketing terms. “Meets or exceeds requirements” does not equal evaluated and licensed. As of tonight at least, their 0W-16 offering is still only API SN with SN PLUS according to API’s licensee directory.
It’s not false advertising, it’s just marketing. Just take a look at AMSOIL Signature oils, it has never once been API certified but they have always claimed to meet or exceed the current API requirements.Hey, if that's true, then the information I took from their website showing the specs is not only wrong but also false advertising. That said, I would also question if the API's licensee directory is as up to date as Mobil's website.
In any case, I can tell everyone that when I took in my own Mobil 1 oil for the first change (at 2000 miles) on our 2019 the service manager told me that he felt Mobil 1's oil was better than the Toyota brand (which he said was made by Mobil) because they use an additive mixture in the retail Mobile 1 that is "better" than what the Toyota-branded oil uses. I thanked him for his insight and then we laughed together after I said, "All that Toyota is worried about is getting the engine to 60,000 miles before it burns up...what I want to do is use a product that I know and trust in my car that I expect will protect the engine throughout the whole time and mileage that I expect to drive it." In my case, that's about 75,000 miles.
I hope this info helps someone. Peace.
The manual also states if 0w-20 is used, the next oil change must be 0w-16. Based off that, one would reason 0w-16 is the best choice. If anyone should have 0w-16 it’s the Toyota dealership.It can be used, it's states that in the manual. They'll sometimes even use aftermarket parts like oil and air filters, if they run out.