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Scotty Kilmer explains how 2004 Toyota Yarris Went 100,000 Miles Without An Oil Change

In a recent video, a popular Youtube car mechanic Scotty Kilmer explained how a 2004 Toyota Yaris could got 100,000 miles without an oil change. Here is what Scotty said.

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Michael Lankford says "my dad had a 2004 Yaris that went 100,000 miles without a single oil change and it ran like clockwork."

Scotty Kilmer responds

Okay, I am assuming your father drove on a highway line because highway mileage is equivalent to about 10% a city mileage. So if you go up a 100,000 miles on a highway that's equivalent to 10,000 miles in the city so it could still run perfectly fine, but there's no way he drove that thing in stop and go traffic for 100,000 miles.

I had a customer who did just that and when he got about 80,000 miles on it the engine started to go out. I checked and said ‘’your piston rings are all worn out how often do you change the oil’’, the guy said ‘’I've never changed’’ I said, "well you learned yourself a lesson, at least you did it with a cheap car."

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Speaking of Toyota Yaris, here are the 2020 Yaris specs.

  • MSRP: From $17,750
  • Horsepower: 106 hp
  • Dimensions: 162″ L x 67″ W x 59″ H
  • Engine: 1.5 L 4-cylinder
  • Tire size: P185/60R16

Trim Configurations and Pricing

  • 2020 Toyot Yaris MSRP $17,750
  • 2020 Yaris LE $17,750
  • 2020 Yaris XLE $18,750

Let's look at some of the Yaris history from Torque News

Armen Hareyan is the editor of Torque News and has 9 years of automotive reporting experience. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

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