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Will Using 0W-20 Oil Cause Lifter Ticking in a Scion xB?
 
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Will Using 0W-20 Oil Cause Lifter Ticking in a Scion xB?
I have a 2009 Scion xB which can use 0W-20 or 5W-20 weight oil. I would like to use the 0W-20; however, I am concerned that if I use the 0W-20 weight oil, it may cause the lifter to tick. I have had problems with lifters ticking in other 4 cylinder engines that I have owned.
-- Bill Roberts, Noblesville, IN
Answer:
The 0W-20 may provide you an edge in fuel economy. If you have a finely tuned ear you may hear lifter tick on start-up which would quickly disappear. We recommend you give the 0W-20 a try and see what you hear. The extra fuel economy may be worth it.
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