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    Hi all,

    We have recently purchased a Prado 150 with the 1kd motor with 160,000kms. The service schedule is recommends 15km intervals. We always serviced our old 95 series Prado every 10kms. It mainly does highway driving. what are your thoughts on the 15km service intervals?

    Toyota recommends 5w-30 oil. Due to the age and kms I've gone for a slightly thinker oil 10w-40. It seems to be running a bit rougher.
    Has anyone used thinker oil in the 1kd. If so what are your thoughts.

    I look forward to hearing other Prado owners experiences.

    Cheers, Migara.


  • #2
    mmmm, what year is your Prado Migara?
    I'd have thought the service intervals were actually 10,000 km (unless driving in 'adverse conditions" ...off road, towing, stop start, dirt roads etc, in which case its actually 5,000 km)
    and i'd have though the oil was supposed to be 15W40??

    I think we need a bit more information about your car, year, etc...and are you in Australia?...i'm not sure you have the right information, I had a 150 Prado (2010 model) auto with the 1kd FTV 3l engine and it was definitely 10,000 km intervals and it was recommended to have 15 W40 oil????
    Either way,personally I'd not leave it 15,000 km between oil changes...anyway, what country are you in?
    SE Qld: GX 150GD Auto, (Feb'16 build): TJM T15 steel b bar, 9,500lb TORQ winch, TJM s steps, Rhino Pioneer Platform (42102B 1928X1236mm), front recovery points, Wynnum towbar, P3 brake controller, TNN Underbody guards, UHF, TREKtable & LED striplight, Custom Fridge & Drawers, Waeco CFX50, 9inch illuminator 160W LED spots, 40mm lifted Dobinson Suspension (Zordo's), ScanguageII, 30 Sec Wing Awning

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    • #3
      I think the newer 2.8 donks take a really lightweight oil- I was talking to my mechanic recently and he said that some of the newer cars use 5 weight or even 0 weight oil to reduce friction and therefore fuel consumption- I'm guessing that this is part of the reason that so many manufacturers are having issues with their engines burning excessive amounts of oil. I know that Holden did a recall and changed all their oil caps from 5w-30 to 5w-40, as well as putting a sticker in the owners manual over the old specs correcting it to the new spec.

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      • #4
        Hi there,
        Thanks for the response. Its a 2013 Prado VX. Toyota NZ confirmed 15,0000km service intervals.
        They also confirmed the recommended oil is 5W -30. We are in Wellington New Zealand. I wonder if Australia uses thicker oil because of the temperature?
        Interesting about the newer Holden's.
        thanks all :-)

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        • #5
          Here is a link to the service booklet. 10,000 km service intervals here in Australia at least. If the service intervals are still at 6 month intervals, then the km traveled between services may be irrelevant if you dont do a lot of km. Either way, id not want to go beyond 6 months or 10,000 km myself, especially if doing any city stop start driving, towing, or off-roading, and even then Toyota then recommend 5,000 km Oil and filter changes.
          Last edited by brogers; 17-04-2018, 07:28 AM.
          SE Qld: GX 150GD Auto, (Feb'16 build): TJM T15 steel b bar, 9,500lb TORQ winch, TJM s steps, Rhino Pioneer Platform (42102B 1928X1236mm), front recovery points, Wynnum towbar, P3 brake controller, TNN Underbody guards, UHF, TREKtable & LED striplight, Custom Fridge & Drawers, Waeco CFX50, 9inch illuminator 160W LED spots, 40mm lifted Dobinson Suspension (Zordo's), ScanguageII, 30 Sec Wing Awning

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          • #6
            Migra,

            My Sydney dealer uses 5W 30 on my Prado
            Greg - 08 D4D Prado,
            Some trips done - Cape York, Fraser Island, Simpson Desert / Central Aust, Vic High Country.

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