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Old 01-13-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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First time changing oil

Whats up guys? its about that time for me to learn how to change my oil. Ive seen how to do it but i really wanted to know what brand of oil would you guys reccomend and oil filter?
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do you wanna run synthetic or regular?
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Well, for starters for the oil filter pick up a toyota OEM one. For oil I think the run mobil 1 IIRC
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do you wanna run synthetic or regular?
whats the difference?
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Well, for starters for the oil filter pick up a toyota OEM one. For oil I think the run mobil 1 IIRC
thank you man! appericate it
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Synthetic oil is just a "higher" quality oil that is thinner than regular oil. If you use regular oil your gonna want to change it after 3000 miles or 3 months, but with synthetic you can go around 6000 miles or use it longer than 3 months. I normally change mine after like 5k though
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Synthetic oil is just a "higher" quality oil that is thinner than regular oil. If you use regular oil your gonna want to change it after 3000 miles or 3 months, but with synthetic you can go around 6000 miles or use it longer than 3 months. I normally change mine after like 5k though
sounds like synthetic is what im going to start buying, thank you!
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sounds like synthetic is what im going to start buying, thank you!
For man. Mobil 1 is good oil brand, I also like Castrol GTX synthetic blend. IMO the brand of oil doesn't really matter as long it's not cheap brands like gas station oil. I've ran a lot of different types including royal purple and they all seems the same to me. Same with the oil filters I've ran the expensive K&N filters to the cheap Fram filters and to me it doesn't really make a difference. The OEM should work just fine. A word of advice if your gonna buy individual quarts make sure they are all the same weight. I know it sounds dumb but I've made the mistake of buying two different weights before . If you wanna read a comparison of oil filters check out:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...mpetition.html
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