Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - Alby Back
I've not had to put oil in any car between services for decades, the ones I've had just don't seem to need it. Despite that, I still can't help checking them regularly.

Anyway, my son is home from university and has his little Aygo here. I checked it's tyres and fluids last night and the oil level is about halfway between the dipstick markers. Not urgent then, but it might benefit from a top up.

Now, while I can find info on the net as to how much oil in total it would need, I'm struggling to find out how much to top it up by. Is it just a case of trial and error? Like, for example, putting in a half litre of the recommended grade and checking it again?

Or is there a smarter way of establishing how much it needs?

It's not due a service until January so I'm thinking a bit of preventive medicine is in order rather than just leaving it until it's urgent. The chances of my son remembering to do anything about it are slim to none, and Slim just left town...

Thanks in advance for any advice !

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - Heidfirst

I would suggest asking on the ToyotaOwnersClub forum or equivalent for Citroen C1/Peugeot 107/108 as there is far more likely to be someone there that will know.

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - Alby Back
Thanks Hf, but I've tried that route. Dead end I'm afraid. Like I said, it's years since I topped up the oil on any car, and back then, it was just a case of add a bit and check again, which of course I could easily do. I guess I was just wondering if there was any relationship established between the volume of oil needed and the markings on the dipstick?

No biggie really, I'll just put some in and monitor its use in case there's something unusual about how quickly it uses it.
Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - gordonbennet

Nearly a year since i changed the family Aygo oil, i think it took about 3 to 3.5 litres total, so i recon at most 1 litre would be the volume between min and max levels on the stick.

By the way Alby, make sure that engine gets an annual oil change, cos timing chains get rattly if yer don't.

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - Alby Back
Thanks GB !
Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - Heidfirst
Thanks Hf, but I've tried that route. Dead end I'm afraid.

I have had a quick look on TOC & can't see any post likely to be yours?

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - Alby Back
Thanks Hf, but I've tried that route. Dead end I'm afraid.

I have had a quick look on TOC & can't see any post likely to be yours?

Didn't post anything there, just searched the site a bit. I'm reluctant to join any more car forums these days, inevitably it ends up with some nerd telling you that you've bought the wrong car, wrong model or wrong gearbox and how in the name of all that's holy, could you have been so utterly stupid and whats more, who do you think you are coming on our forum asking such stupid questions. ;-)
Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - Heidfirst
Thanks Hf, but I've tried that route. Dead end I'm afraid.

I have had a quick look on TOC & can't see any post likely to be yours?

Didn't post anything there, just searched the site a bit. I'm reluctant to join any more car forums these days, inevitably it ends up with some nerd telling you that you've bought the wrong car, wrong model or wrong gearbox and how in the name of all that's holy, could you have been so utterly stupid and whats more, who do you think you are coming on our forum asking such stupid questions. ;-)

Well, if you didn't ask the question & it hasn't been asked before I don't see how you can call it a dead end ...

I would like to think that TOC is a bit better than that (& other than being a member & a Toyota owner I have no connection with it). By & large it is a friendly & helpful place.

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - bathtub tom

I would like to think that TOC is a bit better than that (& other than being a member & a Toyota owner I have no connection with it). By & large it is a friendly & helpful place.

I found it can have harsh moderation. I got my wrist smacked for daring to use RTFM acronym.

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - edlithgow

I would like to think that TOC is a bit better than that (& other than being a member & a Toyota owner I have no connection with it). By & large it is a friendly & helpful place.

I found it can have harsh moderation. I got my wrist smacked for daring to use RTFM acronym.

I got a BITOG post deleted once for quoting Hemingway on cats, in a thread about ...cats.

Admittedly he mentions Fascists in it, but not in any especially derogatory sense..

OP, I'd just top it up a bit. That's all I've ever done, and if the car is going to be around for a while you'll have a chance to check it again.

Had a quick Google because I should be working

Americans seem to think its "generally"about a quart, which in first-world units is just under a litre.

The only specific measures I found from a quick look were 1 litre for an Audi 2.0TDI (170) (Quattro) and 1.5 litres for a Prius. Those are both bigger engines though.

Edited by edlithgow on 09/06/2019 at 05:01

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - John F
the oil level is about halfway between the dipstick markers. Not urgent then, but it might benefit from a top up.

No it won't. On the contrary, it will take longer to warm up. No point in wasting oil if it's not doing many miles till the next oil change. Anywhere at or above the minimum mark is perfectly satisfactory.

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - sammy1

Tend to agree with this, later BMWs monitor the oil level electronically and when on their minimum they ping up to add a litre to the max.

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - FiestaOwner
the oil level is about halfway between the dipstick markers. Not urgent then, but it might benefit from a top up.

No it won't. On the contrary, it will take longer to warm up. No point in wasting oil if it's not doing many miles till the next oil change. Anywhere at or above the minimum mark is perfectly satisfactory.

Disagree with John F. The last few small cars (petrol) I've had have warmed up very quickly, ie heat coming out of the heater in a couple of mins of starting up and driving off.

I always keep my oil at the max mark.

In any cases the op's son doesn't check his oil level. It doesn't get checked frequently, so it could easily be below the minimum mark the next time it is checked. Any drop in level below the minimum mark is liable to lead to catastrophic engine failure. Bear in mind that this car uses oil.

Wouldn't want to see the OP back here posting a thread like this one:

https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/130976/hyundai-i10---engine

Edited by FiestaOwner on 08/06/2019 at 11:24

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - Alby Back
My thoughts more or less exactly FO. If I don't top it up now, he won't remember to check even if I tie a knot in his neck !
;-)
Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - andyp
No it won't. On the contrary, it will take longer to warm up. No point in wasting oil if it's not doing many miles till the next oil change. Anywhere at or above the minimum mark is perfectly satisfactory.

Ignore this "advice" - it's rubbish !

Edited by andyp on 09/06/2019 at 15:45

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - John F
No it won't. On the contrary, it will take longer to warm up. No point in wasting oil if it's not doing many miles till the next oil change. Anywhere at or above the minimum mark is perfectly satisfactory.

Ignore this "advice" - it's rubbish !

Not rubbish, but I agree the last sentence should be clearer. Wouldn't want to endorse overfilling, so..... 'anywhere between the min and max mark is perfectly satisfactory'. It makes economic sense to coincide oil changes with the level fallen to the minimum mark. Also, less to dispose of. In winter I never have it much above the minimum mark anyway as the quicker it warms up the better.

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - FiestaOwner
I'm struggling to find out how much to top it up by. Is it just a case of trial and error? Like, for example, putting in a half litre of the recommended grade and checking it again? Or is there a smarter way of establishing how much it needs?

I would just top it up a wee bit, let it sit for 5 mins and check the level again. Repeat as necessary.

Initially I wouldn't top it up by any more that 0.25 litres, then see how much the level has risen. It's easy to add more, but harder to take some out if you add too much.

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - daveyjp
I start with 250ml, its enough to get dipstick from half way to full on most vehicles I have owned thats from Aygos with about a 3l sump, to Jaguars holding about 6l.
Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - Alby Back
Well, 0.25 L is indeed the answer !

Takes the level on the dipstick from half to just below max.

So now we know.


;-)
Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - John F
Well, 0.25 L is indeed the answer ! Takes the level on the dipstick from half to just below max. So now we know. ;-)

Don't Toyotas have handbooks? Our Focus handbook clearly says the capacity is 4.25 litres, and approx 1 litre between min and max marks. This makes oil changes easy - from a 5 litre container decant 1 litre into a couple of 500ml plastic drink bottles and just pour the rest in. Then top up with 500mls when necessary. Easy and accurate record of oil use.

Toyota Aygo 1.0 petrol 2010 - How much oil? - edlithgow
Well, 0.25 L is indeed the answer ! Takes the level on the dipstick from half to just below max. So now we know. ;-)

Thai'd imply about 0.5L between MIN and MAX, so it looks like its proportional to the size of the engine, not surprising but unclear / questioned in the discussion.,

That assumes its linear, which seems reasonable, but will depend on the 3D shape of the sump headspace.

 

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