If it appears to be in good condition, you may choose to re-use it. A straight 30 viscosity may pour like water at 200 degrees F when compared to our visual pouring at room temperature. Between pushing extremely overpriced tires, and several other unneeded services, I realized that they were just too untrustworthy to use them. I do without any problems. Then it states that you must switch back to 0w20 when it becomes available.
Not sure if I follow that. Check for any leaks again while the engine is running, if not then take the car on a quick road test. It also allows the oil to circulate and to coat the cylinder walls better until the engine begins to warm up. Drain the oil, replace the filter, put the plug back in and fill the crankcase with fresh oil. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Toyota Corolla oil filter wrench.
The local dealership told the owner they would need a new oil pan. If what you want to know is written in a manual, that information overrides spoken information. Clearly you have trouble with oil changes because you can't get the filter off, and you gotta ask what the torque spec is when putting one on. For more, check out my other. Otherwise, it should be replaced with a new washer. This being said, in the long run, you may never see, feel or know the difference.
It's also a good idea to check your driveway or parking spot for drops of oil and check the oil level on the dipstick during the next few days. I changed the oil today on a 05 and it didn't have a crush washer. Does your thermostat open at a particular temperature? The thread above says the engine oil drain bolt torque spec is 28 ft-lbs. To install an oil cooler plate we must also buy a filter relocation kit. The dealership sells stuff, whoda thunk it! That's what my Tundra requires. It would have to prove not only reasonable, but also wise to reject their recommendation. I've never heard of a specific torque.
You are right, not every wrench is the same. It also earned four stars overall, out of five, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You may have to pour in the entire 4. The engine oil capacity is 4. Another way to do it to tighten the plug with a plain wrench like colt mentioned or with a socket and choking up on the handle turning it close to the socket to reduce how much torque you can put on the bolt. The bolt head faces towards the back of the car. So I included it for free.
Meanwhile, the rest of the class has bounded ahead. Does the teflon go away as the oil changes? In my city we have curbside oil recycling. I was taught to rebuild engines by Germans, you use a torque wrench on everything. None of the methods he tried prior to cutting open the filter provided as tight a grip, and as much actual contact area with the filter body, as a strap wrench. What if a shop installed an oversized plug, Heli-Coil, or whatever and there was a problem later with the plug falling out.
Removing and stressing the threads of the oil plug and captive nut over and over again with numerous oil changes is like bending a strip of metal over and over again. That's how supposed to be, right? I was taught to rebuild engines by Germans, you use a torque wrench on everything. They do not in any way match up to the actual Industry rating system at the temperatures mentioned above. I usually buy my drain plug gaskets at Toyota, in a batch of 10. When the manual says to do X at interval Y, then do X at interval Y.
Yosemite, I get upset whenever I hear of a dealership telling someone they need a new oil pan because of a drain plug problem. Carefully pull the old o-ring gasket off the threads on the filter cap and throw it away. They said my Toyota was good to go. The Toyota manual suggests front-to-back rotation without any crossing. Warming up the engine will help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and allow it to drain out more quickly.
In this case 14-18 ft. See the model years compared. Better to follow Toyota recommendations and I have pre-paid maintenance, so no need for oil, filter hanging around the house. Perhaps the greatest problem is the cabin materials, which are harder and seem cheaper than many in this car class. The problem is that crushing a new crush washer feels an awful lot like stripping threads.