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Have any 2016-2017 2.5L Owners had to add Oil Yet?

I'm looking seriously at picking up a 2016 with 2.5L motor. My research is digging up and awful lot of oil and bad ring issues and history. I'm also a long time Toyota owner, and after having 5 brand new Toyota's since 1991, I can absolutely say I've NEVER added any oil to any of them. I do not consider that normal, and would like to know if any owners are having to add any oil, even say 1/2 quart at 3,000 miles or so?
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Sorry for any confusion, I'm looking at a 2017 2.5L, and currently own a 2016 Toyota.

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Haven't changed the oil yet and I don't know if what's in the engine now is a result of oil leak or low factory oil level.


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Haven't changed the oil yet and I don't know if what's in the engine now is a result of oil leak or low factory oil level.


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So does your oil level read below the Full mark? If so how many miles? Thank you for the information.
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So does your oil level read below the Full mark? If so how many miles? Thank you for the information.


At hot engine ( I haven't checked with cold engine-keep forgetting) the level is halfway between high and low. I have around 1500 miles +\- 200. Also, I haven't seen any spots where I park my car so there are no leaks...


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I have 6,050 miles on my '17 Premium. I changed the oil at 2K. I have been pulling the dip stick every tank full looking for any sign of consumption.

I have seen none.
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I have 6,050 miles on my '17 Premium. I changed the oil at 2K. I have been pulling the dip stick every tank full looking for any sign of consumption.

I have seen none.


The recommended oil change mileage is 6k, is there any reason you changed at 2k? I'm aware of some posts out there advising an early first change because of the possible debris in the engine but is that a real risk? Has it happened to anyone?


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The recommended oil change mileage is 6k, is there any reason you changed at 2k? I'm aware of some posts out there advising an early first change because of the possible debris in the engine but is that a real risk? Has it happened to anyone?


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early change on a new engine is a recommendation for every single internal combustion engine from every brand, ever made.

It's just erring on the side of caution. Necessary 100% of the time? nah.

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The recommended oil change mileage is 6k, is there any reason you changed at 2k? I'm aware of some posts out there advising an early first change because of the possible debris in the engine but is that a real risk? Has it happened to anyone?


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The Manual says break-in takes 1k miles. I have always changed the oil on my new vehicles after break-in. I let it go to 2k to feel sure the engine was fully broke-in.

I am not recommending that procedure, it is just what I do.

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At hot engine ( I haven't checked with cold engine-keep forgetting) the level is halfway between high and low. I have around 1500 miles +\- 200. Also, I haven't seen any spots where I park my car so there are no leaks...


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Your not checking it right. Its a wet sump engine. Check it cold, like in the morning before start up.
Dry sump engines like Porsche are check hot. You will be overfilling it If you add oil because of the hot engine read.


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Your not checking it right. Its a wet sump engine. Check it cold, like in the morning before start up.
Dry sump engines like Porsche are check hot. You will be overfilling it If you add oil because of the hot engine read.


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Thanks for the reply...I didn't plan on topping off the oil anyway. :)


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Thanks for the reply...I didn't plan on topping off the oil anyway. :)


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