2009 Toyota Corolla Oil Requirementsby Keith Owings
The Corolla, Toyota's entry in the compact car category, debuted for Japanese drivers in 1966 and arrived in the United States in 1968. According to MSN Autos, the Corolla sold more than 30 million cars during the first 40 years of its existence. This would place it among the best-selling vehicles of all time. The 2009 Corolla offered eight different trim levels and ranged in price from $15,350 to $20,050 depending on the trim level.
The 2009 Corolla requires 4.5 quarts of 100 percent synthetic 0W-20 motor oil for maximum performance. It requires 5W-20 OE for normal performance. The oil filter typically needs to be replaced every 25,000 miles. The oil drain plug is torqued to between 27 and 29 ft-lbs.
Other Fluid Specifications
The 2009 Corolla also requires 5.9 qts. of coolant and 3.1 qts. of WS low-viscosity synthetic automatic transmission fluid or 4.1 pints of synthetic manual transmission and transaxle gear lube for a standard transmission. HB brake fluid is needed for both the brake and the clutch. The manual transmission fill and drain plugs are torqued to 29 ft-lbs.
There are two engines available for the 2009 Corolla. The 1.8-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine generates 132 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 128 ft-lbs of torque at 4,200 rpm. It uses a dual overhead cam with four valves per cylinder for a total of 16 valves. The bore is 3.16 inches with a 3.48 inch stroke and a 10:1 compression ratio. The 2.4-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine generates 158 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 162 ft-lbs of torque at 4,000 rpm. It uses a dual overhead cam with four valves per cylinder for a total of 16 valves. It has a bore of 3.48 inches and a 3.78-inch stroke and a compression ratio of 9.8:1.