Question about 1998 Toyota Tercel
Dear supporter, I have a 1998 toyota tercel with the 4efe engine. My climate is hot South America, generally 30 degrees celsius. I have some cold start noise. Is it wise to use 20w50? Many thanks. Regards, Billey
Operating in warm/hot climates, 20/50 won't hurt anything, but may not correct the problem either. If there is a mechanical problem inside a lifter, the noise will likely continue. Sometimes going in another direction, such as adding Marvel oil to the engine can be helpful if there is any gunk buildup inside the hydraulic part of the lifter, it will help clean it out. If the noise is limited to cold startup its not critical yet, but if it gets worse at any point, you will need to change the bad part.
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