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08 Oil

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dave, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Aug 18, 2008 at 4:26 PM
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    Dave

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    Toyota recommends 5-20 for the 08 2.7.

    Never used this before.

    What are people using?
     
  2. Aug 18, 2008 at 5:46 PM
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    i use 0W-20 like the manual says
     
  3. Aug 18, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    5w20,or 0w20 will supposedly yield better mileage, but i think tis perfectly fine to use 5w30. use the 5w20 if you would like....per the manual, it wont hurt anything as thats what is called for.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    Thanks. What brand you using?
     
  5. Aug 18, 2008 at 6:15 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Stick with the 5w-20. Yes, its better for the fuel economy, but the engine needs a thinner oil. The Variable valve timing system on your motor is controled by oil pressure. Running a thicker oil, i.e. 5w-30 or whatever, could hinder its performance significantly. :)
     
  6. Aug 18, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    i run 5w30 in my 3.4.......and i ran the same in my 06 with the 4.0.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The 4.0 and the 3.4 are fine with that weight, but I think sticking with the 5w-20 in the 2.7 is a better idea.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2008 at 7:22 PM
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    i failed to see that he had the 2.7:eek:.......and in that case, yep.....stay with the 5w20. we run 5w20 in my wifes accord....mobil1 too....good stuff.:)
     
  9. Aug 18, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Same here! Mobil 1 5w-20 in the Wifes Accord! :proposetoast:
     
  10. Aug 18, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    hell yeah bro!!! the car runs really smooth with it!!:)
     
  11. Aug 19, 2008 at 1:09 AM
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    amsoil 0w-20
     
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