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Old 07-17-13, 02:25 PM   #1
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Does the 2013 Lexus ES300h come from the factory with fully synthetic oil ?
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Old 07-17-13, 02:34 PM   #2
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Yes. I use Mobil 1in mine but would like to know if there's a better synthetic...recommendations anyone?
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I have a 2013 350 and after the free oil change I plan to use 5W20 regular oil. The engine in the Lexus is the same as my 2006 Avalon that used 5W20 which was recommended by Toyota.
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there was a long thread on toyota spec oil. reportedly its composition is specified by the factory.

and there is a difference. how much and what does it really mean, I don't really know.


I would only use a full synthetic, but kinda doubt it would make any difference which brand.
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Yes. I use Mobil 1in mine but would like to know if there's a better synthetic...recommendations anyone?
Is that a YES it DID come with synthetic oil from the factory ?
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Is that a YES it DID come with synthetic oil from the factory ?
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I can answer... YES
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Yes and with 0w20 synthetic oil manufactured by Exxon/Mobil to Toyota specs.
It's not the same formula as Mobil 1 but Mobil 1 can be used.
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I have a 2013 350 and after the free oil change I plan to use 5W20 regular oil. The engine in the Lexus is the same as my 2006 Avalon that used 5W20 which was recommended by Toyota.
Isn't that a synthetic branded oil, or did you mean you will use non-synthetic.
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I have a 2013 350 and after the free oil change I plan to use 5W20 regular oil. The engine in the Lexus is the same as my 2006 Avalon that used 5W20 which was recommended by Toyota.
Why not go with 0W20 as recommended now? 2006 was a long time ago. From the manual:

Oil grade: ILSAC GF-5 multigrade engine oil
Recommended viscosity: SAE 0W-20
SAE 0W-20 is the best choice
for good fuel economy and good
starting in cold weather.
If SAE 0W-20 is not available,
SAE 5W-20 oil may be used.
However, it must be replaced
with SAE 0W-20 at the next oil
change.
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