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Old 05-27-2013, 07:37 AM   #41
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Yes.
It is the '07 TRD sport.
T6 keeps the engine clean, & is great for MPG.
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Okay...it's in there...
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Rotella is great oil.....I work for a major fire truck manufacturer and its what we use....I have used it in my last truck and my bike......I am currently using 5-30 mobil 1 in my Tacoma....but I will make the switch to rotella 5-40 next change.....you may lose a tad in gas mileage but its probably not enough to consider.....its still a 5w so cold starts wont be a issue....don't see any issues with it.
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Rotella is great oil.....I work for a major fire truck manufacturer and its what we use....I have used it in my last truck and my bike......I am currently using 5-30 mobil 1 in my Tacoma....but I will make the switch to rotella 5-40 next change.....you may lose a tad in gas mileage but its probably not enough to consider.....its still a 5w so cold starts wont be a issue....don't see any issues with it.
Excellent, thanks for the reassurance. Where is your fire truck factory? My dad retired as a FF a few years ago in California. The trucks sure have come a long way since 1921. I switched from Mobil 1 5w-30 and lately, maybe just because it's fresh oil, it feels and sounds a lot smoother
I'm really peticular when it comes to sounds and can tell when something is off, but in this case it seems better.

I'm likely wrong here but I thought the second number (30 or 40) was the one that had to do with temperature?

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Excellent, thanks for the reassurance. Where is your fire truck factory? My dad retired as a FF a few years ago in California. The trucks sure have come a long way since 1921. I switched from Mobil 1 5w-30 and lately, maybe just because it's fresh oil, it feels and sounds a lot smoother
I'm really peticular when it comes to sounds and can tell when something is off, but in this case it seems better.

I'm likely wrong here but I thought the second number (30 or 40) was the one that had to do with temperature?

Thanks again!
Both numbers have to do with temperature. Basically, a 5w-40 behaves like a straight 5w when it's cold so it flows well on cold starts. It behaves like a straight 40w at operating temperature.

That's it in a nutshell...You can research for details but you'll likely get overwhelmed by the details.
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