Do I need to change with high mileage oil for 1999 Avalon with 150k miles?
Is it burning any oil? Why do they say you need to change to high mileage oil? If your not having any issues and it's not burning oil I would recommend staying with your current type and weight of oil.
Nope. It does not seem to be burning oil. However, I have had gasket issues and had it replaced. Unfortunately it still leaks droplets once in a while (in few days... as opposed to daily earlier). I don't think both are related...Am I right?
A high mileage oil may help with the leaks. But I feel it's always best to fix a leak correctly verses putting a thicker oil in to stop it. Where is the oil dripping from? And if only a few drops or so I would not worry about it so much.
Oh, those Firestone guys! Always trying to make an extra buck- just use the same oil you were using, take your car somewhere else than Firestone- find a real garage and have them get up in there and tighten things up so your leaks go away-
I never use "high mileage" oil. My '03 S-10 Pick Up has 281,000 miles on it. I use regular 5W-30 just like the owner's manual says. Don't have any issues. Older vehicles use fluids. It's just the normal course of aging. But when a seep turns into a leak then it's time to fix it. Correctly. HTH. -Jim
Ok. The majority of you say "address the leak right... and only if it is few drops". Actually its only a drop or two once in a while. Maybe like 3 - 5 drops in the last couple of weeks. I guess I will stick to the regular oil (u r saying thick oil is "band-aid" fix). Thanks a bunch for all your feedback. Have a happy July 4th!!
You're welcome. Glad to help. A happy July 4th to you as well. -Jim
Your welcome. Drive safe.
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