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1st Oil Change Poll

View Poll Results: 1st Oil change
500 - Dyno 21 3.93%
500 - Synthetic 20 3.74%
1k - Dyno 26 4.86%
1k - Synthetic 41 7.66%
2k - Dyno 12 2.24%
2k - Synthetic 33 6.17%
3k - Dyno 66 12.34%
3k - Synthetic 90 16.82%
5k - Dyno 71 13.27%
5k - Synthetic 155 28.97%
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:41 AM   #1
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1st Oil Change Poll

I've been trying to reasearch when everyone has changed their oil for the 1st, 2nd, or whatever time until 5k. It seems that everyone is varied about mileage and to use dyno or synthetic. My plan is to use synthetic for the life of the time, but when to start.

Anybody know what exact oil that Tacoma's are shipped with? I would assume that if you change your oil under 5k, you would what the exact oil just without metal particles from break in. I've read that rings, pistons, and other engine parts need to break in w/ dyno rather than synthetic. Don't really know, that's why I'm asking...

Please write in any suggestions.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:54 AM   #3
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I waited till the recommended 4500 and changed with synthetic. Changed it last week and it feels to run better with the synthetic.
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:04 AM   #4
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Changed mine on Sunday at 4800 miles with Synthetic!
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:31 PM   #7
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I changed mine at 500, which is a good idea for a new motor to help remove all the little metal particals left from the factory.

I have used Mobil 1 in all my Corvettes and Stingrays I'v owned and it has never let me down, so the Taco-wagon recieved Mobil 1 synth oil and a new Mobil 1 filter
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:27 AM   #8
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I think that I am going to change my 1st tank at 3k. Thanks to everyone that polled.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:49 AM   #9
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:18 PM   #10
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I went with synthetic at 5k and will stay with that
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:31 PM   #11
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changed mine about 6k and 6 months of use with the one the dealership uses.....
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:33 PM   #12
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Switched to Mobil 1 Full Synthetic at the first oil change (5K). I love doing my own oil changes on the 4.0L - so easy!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:04 PM   #13
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Changed to Synthetic at 85,000 miles. I didn't know much about synthetic until reading up on it here & elsewhere. I will be using synthetic Mobil 1 from now on.

Too bad you didn't post this sooner. I put a deals/coupon thread up a few weeks ago. Advance Auto parts had a deal on Mobil 1 with the filter $29. I think the deal expired Nov 1st.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:13 PM   #14
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changed mine to mobil 1 syn at 1500. im approaching 5000 and will be doing the same.
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FWIW:

First at 5K and the rest at 5K (2).

All with Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic and a Wix filter.

Next will be Amsoil, cause it will be slightly cheaper for me and it's a true synthetic.
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:21 AM   #16
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Dyno at 3600 miles.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:54 PM   #17
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I would be cautious replacing with synthetic so early in your engines life. Synthetic oil wouldn't break your truck in properly. wear almost stops, not good for certain internal parts. I would follow the manual recommendations, until at least 5000miles. IMO
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:07 PM   #18
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I am going to have Toyota do mine this week. Roughly 2100 Miles. I won't be back near a Toyota shop for another month and by that time I will have nearly 5000 on it with around 33% of that off road. Real dusty in the oil patch.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:32 PM   #19
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Changed the factory oil at 3k. Wanted to give the engine time to break in a little on what it came to life with. Also, Full synthetics usually are not worth a shit for breaking an engine in... At least this is what i learned from our race engines.. (always broke them in with reg. castrol, then switched them over to royal purple racing 11. Helped seat the rings quite a bit
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I waited till 3k to change mine. The dynosaur oil has better viscocity for breaking in the engine(I believe thats how it is). All I use is AMSoil. Its not cheap but you pay for what you get. Mobil1 is a close comparison. Heres a thread about the same topic.
http://www.xr-underground.com/forum/...ight=synthetic
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