You just now changed the oil on your vehicle at 19,982 miles? Or are you saying that you, yourself, for the very first time, did the oil change yourself? If you, yourself, did the oil change for the very first time, hey good.
But if your just now, getting around to change the oil on your Tacoma (what year by the way?) just after 19,982 miles
WOW! I take it the 'Maintence Required' Instrument dash panel light is working correctly?!
You say that you used 0W-20?
Is that the oil weight that your manual says to use?
Yes, changing the oil is quite a simple process.
Mobil 1 fully synthetic oil is the 'best oil' to use as well as the Mobil 1 oil filters, expensive but well worth it in my opinion. Believe it or not been using Mobil 1 fully synthetic oil and Mobil 1 oil filters since the very begining and all three vehicles have been running smoothly!
Last Saturday I changed the oil on my Tacoma, my wifes 4Runner and my daughters Tacoma. Not only that but I also change the air filters
and cabin filters at that time as well. Also change the spark plugs twice a year for each vehicle, all Toyota parts of course.
I record the mileage at each oil change for each vehicle and currently my 2008 Odometer shows it at: 132,034.... my wifes 2003: 222,033....and my daughters 2012: 10,751 miles.
My 2008 Tacoma' (6 cycl.) manual says to use 5W-30 as well as my wifes 2003 4Runner (6 cycl.).
My daughters 2012 Tacoma (4 cycl.) manual says to use 0W-20.
So I'm assuming that your's is also a 4 cyclinder engine if your using 0W-20 oil weight?
Originally Posted by LeftyTom
19,982 miles, so I rotated the tires, and changed the oil and filter Saturday morning. Used 0W20 Mobil 1 and a Purolator PureOne filter; gonna order me a bunch of Toyota filters for future use.
The process was much simpler than with my previous truck (1998 Nissan Frontier). The filter is actually where you can reach it with either hand!
That is all. You may now resume your more exciting lives.