The first Toyota Hilux was launched in 1968. If you include ancestors, you go even further back in time and end up with the Hino Briska 1961, which was sold under the Toyota brand logo from 1967 and thus paved the way for the Hilux. The Toyota Hilux is a pick-up truck. This means it comes with a rear loading area, either open or with an optional cover. The basis of the vehicle is similar to an off-road vehicle and so the Hilux could also be located in the SUV segment.
The name "Hilux" seems a bit strange in the light of the type of vehicle it is. Toyota has tried its creative workshop here and invented the artificial word "Hilux" as a short form of "High Luxury" to emphasise the comfort of the pick-up.
That sounds a bit pompous when you take a seat in the Toyota, although it offers completely different competencies. The fact that the Hilux is already in its eighth generation proves how solidly the model has positioned itself on the market and can keep it. It is precisely this tough character that customers appreciate, because the Hilux is down-to-earth and reliable.
With a workhorse like the Toyota Hilux, an equally robust diesel must of course be used. Toyota offers three different options. The entry-level diesel, a 2.4 litre with 150hp, is available with a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic. The more powerful 204hp diesel with a displacement of 2.8 litres always comes with the automatic. All variants apart from the cheapest single cabin version have all-wheel drive.
Motor oil is a vital part of your Toyota Hilux's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key job is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts and helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.
Regularly checking and changing your Toyota Hilux engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.
Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.
So which engine oil should you buy for your Toyota Hilux? Whether you are topping up your Toyota Hilux oil or doing a full change of your Toyota Hilux's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.
We have listed all the Toyota Hilux models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Toyota Hilux.
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