I have a 2018 Toyota Yaris iA, what size oil drain plug gasket would I need to get from the parts store? I got one that said best fit on a store's website, it was "M14" and it was way too big
Please don't spread misinformation that could destroy someone's vehicle.You mean an aluminum crush washer? I have a 2016 and mine doesnt require one. Only some cars require them like on the Corolla, Honda's,...Just reuse the plug and dont put a washer if it didnt have one. Be sure to check for leaks after oil change, and 5-min after oil change, and after driving a lil bit. If you wanna be sure then go to the Parts department at Toyota and they'll tell you and/or show you.
Then why doesn't Autozone have this part? Does this mean we have to go directly to Toyota dealership? What's the part #? I just had an oil change a few weeks ago, provided my own parts, what should I do? Pay for another oil change? Is my 2016 different?
I appreciate you sharing this vital info. But i could not locate this info on the Toyota website so i went to the one you went to. The one you went to techinfo.toyota.com requires paying a subscription for access. I simply saved the pics you provided and will use those for future reference but it's not free to access that info.You bought your car used and it had the wrong size battery in it. I really wouldn't trust that the car didn't come with a drain plug gasket because it wasn't supposed to. Clearly the previous owner, dealership, whoever didn't take very good care of it.
Toyota sells the drain plug gaskets. You have vehicle specific products checked and Auto Zone's not making a different drain plug gasket for each car. They have universal packs because they're all mostly the same. Go to Toyota's website and search for drain plug gaskets for your car.
Yeah I just paid for the two day or whatever access when I got my car and spent 8 hours printing it all to pdf so I'd have it.I appreciate you sharing this vital info. But i could not locate this info on the Toyota website so i went to the one you went to. The one you went to techinfo.toyota.com requires paying a subscription for access. I simply saved the pics you provided and will use those for future reference but it's not free to access that info.
You can buy parts from any service center. Although the one near me charges a lot more than websites. I usually buy from Toyota Parts Deal. Any of the Toyota parts websites should be able to find the parts you're looking for when filtering for the car, including cabin air filter, engine air filter, drain plug gasket, etc. I posted the part number for the drain plug gasket earlier but that post is awaiting moderator approval for some reason.It's unfortunate how aftermarket retailers don't have it. I've checked: Merle's (now owned by Napa Auto Parts), RockAuto, Autozone, and Amazon, no luck. Same with the cabin air filter, and computer software, the aftermarket cabin air filters aren't as good as the dealers and the computer software requires a special subscription that pretty much only the dealer has access to. Also the fact that there's no transmission oil dipstick pissed me off. Very different than a 3rd-Gen Honda Fit which has plenty of aftermarket parts and has a transmission oil dipstick despite being built in Mexico.
I haven't found it too difficult to work on, myself. Spending the $25 or whatever it was for short term access to TIS so I could get the entire service manual was definitely a big help, though. Part of the problem is this is a Mazda with Toyota branding. So Toyota's not going to be as familiar with the vehicle or have as much information, support, etc as they would one of their own. Sometimes you'll probably have to look for information on the SkyActiv engine in it in order to resolve your issues, for example.I got my car from a used car dealer yes, but i got a great deal on it, $8000, paid in full, purchased before the used car spike,...the battery was only $100. Im more mad at how unfriendly the design of this car is to Right-to-Repair-Yourself is. Because the stealership wants to make more $ off of you.
My neighbor got rid of hers (2017, original owner, IMHO she shouldn't have) when the Toyota dealer couldn't figure-out how to get rid of her Check Engine light. I told her she just had to reset the computer (which are the only situations when you should try that) She traded hers before the used car spike for a Honda crossover instead and she's been happy since, though her Honda uses more gas.
Just like "sealed" batteries they're never completely sealed shut because they have to vent to let the heat out. Heat is an enemy to both transmissions and batteries. Whenever they say "lifetime" they mean for the lifetime of the car's warranty, which is only 36,000 miles. All fluids always have to be changed, because they all eventually wear-out and/or evaporate. E.g. Oil's job is to: lubricate, control heat, carry metal shavings away,...but it eventually looses those abilities after a certain amount of usage. Mother nature is always trying to correct itself.As far as not having a transmission fluid dipstick, I'm pretty sure that's because it's a sealed transmission and the transmission fluid isn't meant to be changed. Although I've heard of people doing it anyway after a certain point.