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I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? #5317154 01/08/20 08:05 PM
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Went to a local Acura / Mazda dealership today to check out some used cars. I've been seeing some decent looking deals on used cars they advertised on facebook marketplace. This Prius C has a fantastic CARFAX and was serviced by a Toyota dealer every 5k miles. Great tires, quite a clean car. 108k miles.

If I'm not wrong it needs 0w20 synthetic. If this is so, would Super tech FS be OK?
And feel free to recommend an oil filter too if you'd like.

The oil in it looks clean enough to run for 6 to 12 months. I only drive about 5k miles a year.

It's ugly but I love Toyotas. I drove a 2010 Corolla with 166k miles that ran great and I loved it but chose this instead.


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2012 Toyota Prius C / 108k
Conoco Phillips 0w20 FS
Not sure what brand the filter is
Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317159 01/08/20 08:11 PM
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0W20 is fine. There is no rocket science when it comes to these vehicles.

I will tell you that keeping it garaged in a temperature controlled environment will help if you live in a temperate climate.

The most tired debate I get to see on the Internet is the one where non-engineers debate whether to use a different oil viscosity for these models.

The short answer is no. Follow the army of engineers who made the recommendations in your owners manual. Change it once a year and you will be fine.

Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317161 01/08/20 08:12 PM
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I've seen genuine Toyota oil filters at Walmart. Supertech would work great for you, as would anything else meeting spec in the correct viscosity. Nice car!


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Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317166 01/08/20 08:22 PM
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Mobil-1 makes quality oil in 0W20, for a reasonable price. The EP boasts a boat-load of PAO.
How many miles are on that pictured ride? Wait - I see it now....108K.

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Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317167 01/08/20 08:23 PM
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Supertech is fine...0W20 or 5W20


If it's the truth....it can handle the pressure !!!
Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: macarose] #5317169 01/08/20 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by macarose
0W20 is fine. There is no rocket science when it comes to these vehicles.

I will tell you that keeping it garaged in a temperature controlled environment will help if you live in a temperate climate.

The most tired debate I get to see on the Internet is the one where non-engineers debate whether to use a different oil viscosity for these models.

The short answer is no. Follow the army of engineers who made the recommendations in your owners manual. Change it once a year and you will be fine.


Sounds like a plan. I live in upper East TN and I keep it in the garage when I'm not using it. It helps prevent the cold and hot from dry rotting the tires. I don't have any heater or electricity in the garage but that's better than leaving it outdoors all the time.
Plus I got a kit from the dealer that includes car wash, car wax, and tire black.


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Conoco Phillips 0w20 FS
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Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317190 01/08/20 08:48 PM
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Congrats!

Try to keep the battery as cool as practicable in the summer.

You can find a lot of advice, some of it good, on priuschat.com


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Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317202 01/08/20 08:59 PM
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This is what happens when you drink and car buy. 🤣


*just joshing, congrats!

Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317224 01/08/20 09:28 PM
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Did you trade in your Ford Festiva?
Congratulations on your new car, how about posting some more pictures?

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Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: terry274] #5317233 01/08/20 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by terry274
Did you trade in your Ford Festiva?
Congratulations on your new car, how about posting some more pictures?


Yes, I sure did. They gave me $200 less than I paid for it towards the Prius. The Prius is worth more.

Thanks for the congrats. smile


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Conoco Phillips 0w20 FS
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Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317245 01/08/20 09:55 PM
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Agree...ST is fine.


"Let’s not pretend like 0w20 is anything but a CAFE required crutch to eek another 1/2MPG" - BLND1

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His: 2015 4Runner 60k, SS 5w20/Amsoil

Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317278 01/08/20 10:58 PM
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Glad to hear you got rid of the Fiesta. I think you are too...


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Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317280 01/08/20 11:08 PM
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These are nice with the 1.5 engine but newer design hybrid drive. Takes the common 4967 or 4386 fram number filters like XG4386. The 4386 gives extra capacity without changing the diameter. It may still have the 5k reminder light to change oil. The oil filler cap or manual specifies the grade. Looks like a winner, an overall frugal car, very reliable, and still carries a lot.

Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317282 01/08/20 11:13 PM
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Toyota recommends ILSAC GF-5 0w20. If the oil meets that your good. Most 0w20 do, including the Supertech you asked about. Also I want you to be aware that just because the vehicle was serviced by a Toyota dealer every 5,000 miles doesn't mean the oil was always changed than. Basically, it just mean that the previous owner was faithful in getting his car serviced when the service light came on and loyal to the dealer. If they followed what the book said, they changed it every other time, 10,000 miles. If your oily going to put 5,000 miles on it in a year, than a yearly oil change may be in order.


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Re: I Now Own a 2012 Prius C. 0w20? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5317301 01/08/20 11:59 PM
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Though I know the Cs are solid (considered a used one myself), you traded the Ford for a car with twice the miles?

Hope they gave you a good deal..... :-)


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