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Hi All,

I don't own an LS but do have GS460 import, with 1UR-FSE engine.

My manual states that the oil I should use is 0w20.

After conversation with Lexus service advisor they told me that for gasoline engines they only use 5w30, and 0w20 is only for hybrid engines so they don't advise it.

So I want to know which oil spec people use in UK?

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According to the LS460 Owners Manual (2015) the oils to use are

Oil grade:
0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30:
API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”, SM “Energy-Conserving”

or SN “Resource-Conserving”; or ILSAC multigrade engine oil
15W-40 and 20W-50: API grade SL, SM or SN multigrade engine oil

Recommended viscosity (SAE):
SAE 0W-20 is filled into your Lexus vehicle at manufacturing,
and the best choice for good fuel economy and good starting in
cold weather. If SAE 0W-20 oil is not available,
SAE 5W-30 oil may be used. However, it should be replaced
with SAE 0W-20 at the next oil change.

So, 0W20, 5W20 or 5W30 will all be fine, as will 10W30 so long as you don't live in the Scottish Highlands or anywhere where it gets below -18°C.
An engine is an engine regardless of any hybrid stuff attached to it, so use what is recommended if you can, or close to if you can't.
As for the Lexus dealer, they can't be bothered to carry multiple viscosities so they just buy one or 2 and buy in bulk.

LS460 oil.jpg

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5 hours ago, BigBoomer said:

According to the LS460 Owners Manual (2015) the oils to use are

Oil grade:
0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30:
API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”, SM “Energy-Conserving”

or SN “Resource-Conserving”; or ILSAC multigrade engine oil
15W-40 and 20W-50: API grade SL, SM or SN multigrade engine oil

Recommended viscosity (SAE):
SAE 0W-20 is filled into your Lexus vehicle at manufacturing,
and the best choice for good fuel economy and good starting in
cold weather. If SAE 0W-20 oil is not available,
SAE 5W-30 oil may be used. However, it should be replaced
with SAE 0W-20 at the next oil change.

So, 0W20, 5W20 or 5W30 will all be fine, as will 10W30 so long as you don't live in the Scottish Highlands or anywhere where it gets below -18°C.
An engine is an engine regardless of any hybrid stuff attached to it, so use what is recommended if you can, or close to if you can't.
As for the Lexus dealer, they can't be bothered to carry multiple viscosities so they just buy one or 2 and buy in bulk.

LS460 oil.jpg

Thanks! that's helpful, actually my manual shows very similar chart, however, they point out as 0w20 is the best for efficiency.

 

3 hours ago, steve2006 said:

Rare model here in the UK....any pictures? 😀


Yes, I do have some from Japan, but haven't made any new since it was imported.🙂

 

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There is nothing wrong with using 5W-30 other than it might make the car use a tiny bit more fuel. But you get the benefit of better protection, quieter running and less chance of an oil leak from a slightly worn seal.

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