2009 2.4 L oil change?

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2009 2.4 L oil change?

Postby 2009GT » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:20 am

Those who have changed the oil on their 09 2.4 L vibes, is there anything special about the change like lack of filter supply or anything?
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Postby vhoward1122 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:40 am

The aftermarket parts stores will probably not have any parts for your car yet.

I have an 09 base with 1.8L engine. The local GM dealership could not locate an oil filter for my car. I went to the local Toyota dealership, and they had them in stock and was only $5.12. The 09 1.8L engine has a replaceable oil filter element and the 09 2.4L engine has the standard spin on oil filter can.

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Re: 2009 2.4 L oil change? (2009GT)

Postby Bikerscum » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:50 am

Quote, originally posted by 2009GT »
Those who have changed the oil on their 09 2.4 L vibes, is there anything special about the change like lack of filter supply or anything?

Just did mine for the first time last weekend. Easy as it gets.... once you get the right filter.

Had to jack the V up a little to get under it was the only minor hassle. The filter is located at the passenger front corner of the oil pan... kinda far up in there. You'll need a cap type filter wrench, no "swing room" for a standard type. Now, about the filter...

Kragen Auto only had a 2008 application guide on the shelf, so I asked at the counter. They looked it up in the computer & did have a listing for an '09... Fram PH3614. That agrees with Fram's web site. It's also, unfortunately, wrong. BTW.... if you can't find the '09 Vibe on Fram's site, it's because it's under "Pontiac trucks", ending the "is it a wagon" debate once & for all. The correct filter is a Fram PH4386, which Fram specs for the Matrix & Scion. Check the pic below, the filter that came off is in the middle...

Another topic of discussion has been the oil recommended on oil filler caps.... here's mine, which exactly matches the owner's manual...

The best part of the whole thing is all the oil runs straight down, nothing under the filter to spread it all over everywhere.

Hope that helps.

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Postby SkyVibe » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:19 pm

If you plug the Toyota part number for the filter into Fram's site it comes up with PH4967.

Not to start a debate but many engine enthusiasts also consider the Fram to be one of the poorest made filters out there

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Postby MountainMax » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:52 pm

i'm just gonna replace it with the GM filter.....
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Postby brbo » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:17 pm

Tx for filter pic, that's a no brainer get the Toy version 90915-1004
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Re: (MountainMax)

Postby SkyVibe » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:56 am

Well you can buy the GM filter, in my area it is almost twice what Toyota charges for the EXACT SAME filter In fact when I bought one from the GM dealer it IS a Toyota filter in a GM box.
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Re: (vhoward1122)

Postby SteveK364 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:40 am

Hi Jason,

Nice Vibe!

I had a couple of questions about it. It might be easier to communicate via e-mail. Can I bother you to drop me a note at my work address? skrause@gpworldwide.com

Hope to hear from you!
Thanks, Jason.
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Re: 2009 2.4 L oil change? (Bikerscum)

Postby Caretaker » Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:59 am

OK, so why the 5w20 and 0w20 on the oil fill cap? I understand about the cold temperature necessity to make it as thin as possible, but geez, isn't 5w thin enough? Can some tell me what I should use in the temperate mid-Atlantic?
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Postby vintagegz » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:18 am

can I ask what type of wrench did you use to undo the oil filter on the 2.4?
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Re: 2009 2.4 L oil change? (maxx4me)

Postby Jyik40 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:57 pm

Quote, originally posted by maxx4me »
OK, so why the 5w20 and 0w20 on the oil fill cap? I understand about the cold temperature necessity to make it as thin as possible, but geez, isn't 5w thin enough? Can some tell me what I should use in the temperate mid-Atlantic?

I believe that the 2AZ-FE engine built by Toyota used to be specified 5W30 a few years ago. In an attempt to make the engine more fuel efficient, Toyota started to specify a thinner oil just like Honda. When Toyota started to specify the thinner oil, a few changes were made to the engine to accommodate the thinner oil.

A plastic block spacer was placed in to the cylinder coolant passageway to help even out the water temperatures and get rid of hot spots. Piston oil squirters were installed to keep piston temps down and to improve on wrist pin lubrication.

I read on Bobistheoilguy, that 0w20 rated oils are made from higher quality basestocks to get that 0w rating. Personally, I run Shaeffer's oil 5w-20 7000 series oil. It hasn't burned a drop of oil and my engine runs very smoothly.

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Postby whytea » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:38 am

So the model number for fram is PH4386 four sure doing my oil this weekend and dont have time to go to toyota
the only reason i ask is when i checked frams site and cross referenced the toyota filter in the pic and got PH4967
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Re: 2009 2.4 L oil change? (2009GT)

Postby xenic » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:03 am

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Re: 2009 2.4 L oil change? (2009GT)

Postby Scooter Dave » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:01 pm

When changing oil and filter, I only had to put just under 4 quarts back in.
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Re: 2009 2.4 L oil change? (vibedrivermatt)

Postby star_deceiver » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:41 am

http://www.calsci.com/motorcyc....html

Not for the Vibe but most companies build all their filters alike, just with diffrent housings (or lack thereof).

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Re: 2009 2.4 L oil change? (star_deceiver)

Postby ou.grizzly » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:49 am

Quote, originally posted by star_deceiver »
http://www.calsci.com/motorcyc....html

Not for the Vibe but most companies build all their filters alike, just with diffrent housings (or lack thereof).

I believe Pure One (Purolator Brand?) are the ones who make the filters for Subaru (non-turbo) models. Of course, anyone who is hardcore Subaru know's Peaty and he prefers WIX Filters.

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