Need oil change


#1

anyone know how many quart of motor oil go in a 2005 toyota matrix 16 valve 1.8 liter.


#2

No but like my chemistry teacher used to tell us when we had a question, “it’s in the book”. Should be around 4 quarts. Maybe 3.5 or 4.5 with filter but it would be in the owners manual.


#3

Owners manuals can be viewed on line at toyota.com.

Page 303 of the owners manual shows the oil capacity for two different engines;


#4

four quarts


#5

Enough to make the oil level be at the full mark on the dipstick after changing the oil and filter and running the engine for a minute to check for leaks. Don’t rely on the manual, just check the oil.


#6

Just saw this from Matrix forum:
The 1zz requires 3.9.
The 2zz requires 4.5.


#7

Theses questions are way to easy. Put oil in until you reach full mark. Run engine for a few minutes, let set and check again. Good grief, how simple can it be?


#8

I think some of you are forgetting that the OP needs to know how much oil to buy before starting.


#9

Buy a 5 quart jug of the proper oil. That way, 3.9 quarts or 4.5, you have enough and a little left over to top off down the road.


#10

Manufacturers would be wise to put that sort of info on the sticker under the hood, with the vacuum hose, tune-up, & emissions information.


#11

I agree with reading/checking the manual but I never put that amount in from the get go. Somehow, I always need either more or less than what the manual calls for. I guess it depends on how warm you get the engine and also variations in the oil filters that causes this. Just put in close to enough, start/stop engine and then check/fill to full. I always check one more time a day after oil change (my OCD pills are on back order!).


#12

Really? Just buy a 12-pack, or a 5-qt jug. It doesn’t go bad, and you’ll use it eventually.