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Hi all

Can someone please tell me what the recommended oil is to use for our Corolla Sportivo’s?

Some advice on what type of oil and best suited brands would be great 🙂

Tryng to compare what the OEM specs are vs aftermarket eg. full synthetic etc  


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You will find 15/40W in  most brands are good...Castrol, Valvoline Nulon..etc.  I Use these on both my 2001 Camry (V6) and 2005 Corolla. I usually change at 6 monthly intervals., regardless of kilometers driven....

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Best to refer to your owner's manual.

I also do a Google search using oil manufacturer + lube guide e.g.



I prefer to use oils with the latest oil specifications of API-SN and ILSAC GF-5

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  • 2 weeks later...

As campbeam said, just double check the manual but I've run both 10W-40 and 5W-30 (currently running) in Fully Synthetic.

I've had no issues with burning on both, 5W-30 barely drops from full between oil changes which is great considering I'm sitting well over 232000 kms. You'll find anything thicker would mean your engine may not be too healthy.

I've used Penrite Racing 10W-40 and Nulon 5W-30 full synthetic and I really highly rate both of them. Never had any major issues with either and have seen plenty of other Sportivo owners run it on various kilometers, some even higher than mine on 5W-30.

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