Originally Posted by devearll
wow, Awesome guys, looks like you all been taking care of your Tacoma....then again it's a Toyota....At the time I sold my 01 Tacoma had 103K miles....been w/o a Truck for a year and recently bought a 2011 TX Pro.
Question for you all. What Oil are you guys using? I'm just not sold on Synthetic yet and b/c of the cost. For my old 01, just used Convention Mobil Oil and never had a problem, but I welcome suggestions. Also change the Tranny fluid every oil chane, only the 4 or 5qts in the Reservoir. Probably not needed and overkill, but I keep my vehicles forever usually.
I used to use synthetic in previous cars but would go twice as long b/ oil changes. Then I went back to conventional because I like just having everything else checked more often. I do oil changes about every 5K miles...I don't buy into the needing it every 3K. No modern car recommends every 3K. Oil does not break down that quickly.
I tried to get them to do tranny fluid last time I had oil changed and they said they do not carry the proper fluid. Do you use dealer?