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Bought the filter at dealer and was about $7.00 (cheap, wow) and no cartridge. A regular oil filter. Love it!!!

Bought the oil 0W16 which was super hard to find and cost me $38 dollars.

My 2017 Rav4 has similar costs except the oil is easy to find and much cheaper.

It was my 10,000 mile checkup but could not get in on a Saturday for two weeks to dealer and prefer this dealer. However, was at 10,800 and could go more but just preferred not to. Kept ignoring service message also. Kept all receipts just in case they challenge me on maintenance impacting warranty. You never know.

Oil change was very easy. The factory put that oil filter on so tight I needed a pipe wrench to loosen or maybe it gets tight when hot. Just drove it.

Mobile 1 0w16 full synthetic for hybrids - Advanced Auto.

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Bought the filter at dealer and was about $7.00 (cheap, wow) and no cartridge. A regular oil filter. Love it!!!

Bought the oil 0W16 which was super hard to find and cost me $38 dollars.

My 2017 Rav4 has similar costs except the oil is easy to find and much cheaper.

It was my 10,000 mile checkup but could not get in on a Saturday for two weeks to dealer and prefer this dealer. However, was at 10,800 and could go more but just preferred not to. Kept ignoring service message also. Kept all receipts just in case they challenge me on maintenance impacting warranty. You never know.

Oil change was very easy. The factory put that oil filter on so tight I needed a pipe wrench to loosen or maybe it gets tight when hot. Just drove it.

Mobile 1 0w16 full synthetic for hybrids - Advanced Auto.

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Does the crankcase take 5 qts or 6?
 

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When I did my oil change two weeks ago (My23 model), I slightly under filled it. As on my previous 2020 rav4, I did notice the engine does generate oil dilution, and after 5000km the oil level went up a little bit. I ended up sucking some out. So this time around I thought I would slightly under fill it. Then change the oil again at around 7500km.
 

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I purchase the filters for both my Tundra and RAV4 from the dealer for a little under $8.00 for either vehicle. Dealer adds the gasket for the RAV4. Not sure if they charge separately for the gasket or just roll it into the price of the filter. For under $8, I really don't care.

When I got my Tundra back in 2012 the Mobil-1 0W20 oil was not stocked at my local Walmart at all so I went to another one to buy it. After about a year it started appearing on the shelf at my local store and continues to do so now. The Mobil-1 0W16 that the RAV4 uses does not have as much shelf space (one row) at my local Walmart but I am usually able to find it when I need it.

As far as cost of the 0W16 goes, at Walmart the 0w20 and 0w16 are the same price for the same type of oil. The 0w20 that lasts more miles does cost more. Last time I checked this oil had increased in price to just a hair under $30 for the 5 quart container. An oil change on the RAV4 for around $38 is still cheaper than the dealer and a LOT less work than my Tundra.

FYI, Mobil-1 usually runs a rebate on up to 2, 5QT containers of their oil during each year. Last year I saved $20 on 2 of the 5QT containers.
Just a thought on 0w20/0w16 oil: the RAV4 manual specifies 0w16. Says if you have to use 0w20 you can, but that must be replaced with 0w16 at next oil change. I’d say if you can get 0w16 for your RAV4, you probably should.
 

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The parts guy at the dealership asked if I wanted the gasket when I was buying oil and filter. I made a quip about the old drain plug gasket scam. He grinned. I paid the $0.76.

Is it a crush washer or a gasket? Ask if he has a quantity discount. For a previous car I bought a drain plug and would rotate them so I was always using a clean plug. Slightly anal but when an engine costs $30k to replace ...
 

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here in Aus its more of a gasket Id say...yes its a washer, but it looks and feels more like a O ring gasket type. Ive actually used crush washers on and old mitsubishi, and they are literally crush washers because its designed to crush/fold on its self when tightened.
 

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here in Aus its more of a gasket Id say...yes its a washer, but it looks and feels more like a O ring gasket type. Ive actually used crush washers on and old mitsubishi, and they are literally crush washers because its designed to crush/fold on its self when tightened.
Mine was a soft metal designed to protect an expensive oil pan from getting its threads stripped from overtightening.
 

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Just a thought on 0w20/0w16 oil: the RAV4 manual specifies 0w16. Says if you have to use 0w20 you can, but that must be replaced with 0w16 at next oil change. I’d say if you can get 0w16 for your RAV4, you probably should.
Thanks for your thoughts. I agree 110% that using 0w20 in a RAV4 is not a good idea except as specified by Toyota.

I probably wasn't clear that I only use the 0w20 in my Tundra and only use 0w16 in my RAV4.
I always try to keep Oil and Filters on the shelf at home for at least the next oil change for both the RAV4 and Tundra. That way, I know it is available and there is no need to run around looking for it when it's time to do an oil change.
 

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Thanks for your thoughts. I agree 110% that using 0w20 in a RAV4 is not a good idea except as specified by Toyota.

I probably wasn't clear that I only use the 0w20 in my Tundra and only use 0w16 in my RAV4.
I always try to keep Oil and Filters on the shelf at home for at least the next oil change for both the RAV4 and Tundra. That way, I know it is available and there is no need to run around looking for it when it's time to do an oil change.
Same here 0w16 in Rav4 and 0w20 in my 3.6L Jeep Gladiator, and keep spares on the shelf in the garage.
 
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