Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Performance and Tuning

Notices

10w30 synthetic?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-15-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
eric3187 [OP] eric3187 is offline
Senior Member
eric3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to behold
 
eric3187's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2012, #80723
Gender: Male
Posts: 599
eric3187's Tacoma Gallery
10w30 synthetic?

been running 5w30, but i have enough of royal purple 10w30(acquired it from my grandpa who was friends with the owner/founder of RP) to do the next oil change.

i am trying to be frugal and use what i have, is there any reason i shouldnt use 10w30?

about 18k miles on a 4.0L

driving conditions for this next oil change will be extreme highway miles (800+ miles at a time) as well as offroading when i start my road trip.

rather than start a new thread... i also have 75w90 RP gear oil, should be good to go for front/rear diffs correct? (e locker rear) TRD O/R
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 08:16 AM   #2
Titles? We don't need no stinkin' titles.
bubba353z is a splendid one to beholdbubba353z is a splendid one to beholdbubba353z is a splendid one to beholdbubba353z is a splendid one to beholdbubba353z is a splendid one to beholdbubba353z is a splendid one to beholdbubba353z is a splendid one to behold
 
bubba353z's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Feb 2013, #97538
Location: Columbus, Oh
Gender: Male
Posts: 416
bubba353z's Tacoma Gallery
I don't think the 10w30 will hurt anything - go for it.

If you are in a real cold climate it may start a little slower in the morning.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #3
eric3187 [OP] eric3187 is offline
Senior Member
eric3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to behold
 
eric3187's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2012, #80723
Gender: Male
Posts: 599
eric3187's Tacoma Gallery
shoot, its already predicted to be in the 90*s this week in houston. 10w30 it is!

Thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 12:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
Rich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rich91710's Avatar
Name: Rich
Joined: Feb 2012, #73470
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,633
Rich91710's Tacoma Gallery
Specified oil for the 2nd Gen is 0w20, 5w20, and 5w30 on some models.

I wouldn't use it.


But I wouldn't use RP in any weight, even if it is free.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 01:01 PM   #5
eric3187 [OP] eric3187 is offline
Senior Member
eric3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to behold
 
eric3187's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2012, #80723
Gender: Male
Posts: 599
eric3187's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich91710 View Post
Specified oil for the 2nd Gen is 0w20, 5w20, and 5w30 on some models.

I wouldn't use it.


But I wouldn't use RP in any weight, even if it is free.

any reason why you would not use it?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
Senior Member
jeffvt0508 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeffvt0508 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeffvt0508 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeffvt0508 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeffvt0508 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeffvt0508 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeffvt0508 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeffvt0508 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeffvt0508 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeffvt0508 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeffvt0508 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Jeff
Joined: Sep 2011, #62959
Location: Anderson,SC
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,789
jeffvt0508's Tacoma Gallery
I was am using 10w 30 Pennzoil full synthetic high mileage.. no problems
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #7
Senior Member
Rich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rich91710's Avatar
Name: Rich
Joined: Feb 2012, #73470
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,633
Rich91710's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by eric3187 View Post
any reason why you would not use it?
I experimented with a number of different oils in my motorcycle a few years ago.
RP did not maintain viscosity any better than Castrol GTX. Mobil-1 and Amsoil held grade for 6000 miles. RP dropped from 20w50 to a 30wt in 2000 miles.

RP spends more money on marketing and product placement on TV shows than they do on developing a good product.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 01:14 PM   #8
eric3187 [OP] eric3187 is offline
Senior Member
eric3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to beholderic3187 is a splendid one to behold
 
eric3187's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2012, #80723
Gender: Male
Posts: 599
eric3187's Tacoma Gallery
interesting. would you feel the same results would be had with gear oil?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 01:22 PM   #9
Senior Member
Rich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rich91710's Avatar
Name: Rich
Joined: Feb 2012, #73470
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,633
Rich91710's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by eric3187 View Post
interesting. would you feel the same results would be had with gear oil?
No clue... I haven't run any tests on gear oils.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2014, 12:12 PM   #10
Member
CampGuy has a brilliant futureCampGuy has a brilliant futureCampGuy has a brilliant futureCampGuy has a brilliant futureCampGuy has a brilliant futureCampGuy has a brilliant futureCampGuy has a brilliant futureCampGuy has a brilliant futureCampGuy has a brilliant futureCampGuy has a brilliant futureCampGuy has a brilliant future
 
CampGuy's Avatar
Law Enforcement: [SSG] Intelligent special force
Name: Dmitry
Joined: Jun 2013, #106350
Location: California
Gender: Male
Posts: 50
CampGuy's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Skype™ to CampGuy
Good Thread!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2014, 12:17 PM   #11
Slow as shit. Cute as Hell.
Steves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Steves104x4's Avatar
Name: Steve
Joined: Apr 2010, #35468
Location: Buffalo NY
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,054
Steves104x4's Tacoma Gallery
I was told if the outside air temp is 60 degrees or above a straight 30w is fine.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 07:32 PM   #13
Senior Member
TripleThreat is one of the sharper tools in the shedTripleThreat is one of the sharper tools in the shedTripleThreat is one of the sharper tools in the shedTripleThreat is one of the sharper tools in the shedTripleThreat is one of the sharper tools in the shedTripleThreat is one of the sharper tools in the shedTripleThreat is one of the sharper tools in the shedTripleThreat is one of the sharper tools in the shedTripleThreat is one of the sharper tools in the shedTripleThreat is one of the sharper tools in the shedTripleThreat is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TripleThreat's Avatar
Name: They keep callin me cowboy but its not my name...
Joined: Sep 2013, #112768
Location: Socal but I am still a Southern Florida guy at heart
Gender: Guy
Posts: 520
TripleThreat's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torspd View Post
Redline 5w-40 or 10w-40. Done. Take that fuel wash. :P
What do you mean by red line and we can put 10w-40 since when?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 06:38 AM   #15
Senior Member
Lurkin is one of the sharper tools in the shedLurkin is one of the sharper tools in the shedLurkin is one of the sharper tools in the shedLurkin is one of the sharper tools in the shedLurkin is one of the sharper tools in the shedLurkin is one of the sharper tools in the shedLurkin is one of the sharper tools in the shedLurkin is one of the sharper tools in the shedLurkin is one of the sharper tools in the shedLurkin is one of the sharper tools in the shedLurkin is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: May 2009, #17497
Location: Pearland, TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,859
Lurkin's Tacoma Gallery
You can always vary the weight, it's a trade-off between pumpability and film coverage. Now, for maintaining warrantee, and proof, you should stick with the recommended, outside of this, it's what fits your needs.

Personally, I use 0W30 in my 09 4.0.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I go to synthetic? TacoMan1911 2nd Gen. Tacomas 24 03-16-2013 07:46 AM
Going Synthetic baca.chris72 2nd Gen. Tacomas 54 01-06-2012 10:24 AM
5w30 or 10w30 Yjryder 4 Cylinder 4 04-05-2011 04:54 PM
Synthetic/non-synthetic gear oil jmazur Technical Chat 6 01-15-2010 08:11 PM
10w30 oil, good or bad pgfaulkner 2nd Gen. Tacomas 24 06-07-2009 11:45 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.