does toyota require synthetic oil in the 2013 avalon??

Asked by Jun 18, 2015 at 12:13 PM about the 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My dealer says toyota requires synthetic oil. Is this true?

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Yes. Strictly 0W20 synthetic

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http://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om/OM41440U/pdf/sec_08-01.pdf Page 431

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Read the owner's manual. All that information is there.

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run 5w-30 if you live where it gets HOT.

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No, I believe I would run 0w20 as the manufacturer recommends.

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