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#3266173 - 01/31/14 06:12 PM Using branded oil in another brand?
Werdna123 Offline

Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 5
Loc: Australia

I have a 2012 aurion (australian camry with V6) with 2gr-fe.

I can buy imported from the US, Honda HG semi-synthetic 5w-30 engine oil API SN and ILSAC GF-5. These specs are also recommended for use in my car.

Can I use the Honda oil in my Toyota?

I assume as long as it meets Toyota's viscosity and grade specs it will be fine?


#3266176 - 01/31/14 06:15 PM Re: Using branded oil in another brand? [Re: Werdna123]
simple_gifts Offline

Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 10149
Loc: Middlesex County CT
You can use honda oil in your Toyota.
2003 Echo >374K miles; ST 20w-50 and some #132
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#3266337 - 01/31/14 09:38 PM Re: Using branded oil in another brand? [Re: Werdna123]
earlyre Offline

Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2891
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
yes, at one point my Dodge(Chrysler) Neon had a Motorcraft (US brand for Ford Genuine parts, FoMoCo) Filter and Motorcraft Oil in it.
it was fine.
in fact Motorcraft filters are pretty popular with Jeep guys, for the old AMC 4.0l inline 6.(Jeep now owned by Chrysler, who in turn is now owned by Fiat)

Edited by earlyre (01/31/14 09:39 PM)
09 Mercury Sable : 6qts Motorcraft blend 5w20, Motorcraft Fl-400s
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : Castrol GTX 5w30, Wix 51394

#3268562 - 02/02/14 09:52 PM Re: Using branded oil in another brand? [Re: Werdna123]
artificialist Offline

Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 7616
Loc: Florida
People do this often and have no trouble.

A few years ago, many BITOGERS bought Ford Motorcraft oil on sale, and used it everywhere. Currently, many people are using "TGMO" meaning "Toyota Genuine Motor Oil" and use it in cars not made by Toyota.

Another thing to keep in mind is than many OEM oils were actually made by some major oil company, and then given a new label. Ford Motorcraft was made by ConocoPhillips, and many Toyota oils have bottles that are eerily similar to Exxon Superflo.
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