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10w30 oil, good or bad

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pgfaulkner, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Jun 7, 2009 at 12:39 AM
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    pgfaulkner

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    I know how easy it is to change my own oil but i had it changed at the express place down the road from my house. Not even thinking about it, until later on of course, they put 10w30 instead of 5w20, will this hurt my taco or will it even matter. The guy at express lube said it wouldnt matter, but what does he know. I really wished he would have asked before they just did it, but anyways. Will it hurt anything??

    Thanks in advance,
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  2. Jun 7, 2009 at 12:42 AM
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    first off the oil that most of our trucks calls for is 5w30 so 10w30 is just alittle thicker, since its summer time it should not be a problem
     
  3. Jun 7, 2009 at 12:48 AM
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    still makes me mad, sort of that they just assumed
     
  4. Jun 7, 2009 at 1:10 AM
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    now that uve learned your lesson, DO IT YOURSELF, its really easy and cheaper and you dont have to worry about people that have not a clue what theyre doing
     
  5. Jun 7, 2009 at 1:12 AM
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    or you can buy the right oil, BETTER OIL, and have someone do it for you and watch them or like burgman said, DIY
     
  6. Jun 7, 2009 at 2:09 AM
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    true that, didnt think of them changing it and our trucks sit high enough to get under them no jack. i do it in my backyard, just need a catch pan and a wrench
     
  7. Jun 7, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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    10w30 was always the standard. most auto manf went 5w30 for gas mileage reasons. 10w30 is fine. No need to worry. Back in the day they ran 20/50 in the summer and 10/30 in the winter. read your owners manual. It says right in there that if 5/30 is not available 10/30 will do.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    you should be changing your own oil, and using synthetic.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    the 2.7 engine calls for 5w-20 and the 4.0 calls for 5w-30. The VVT-i system in the trucks is opperated via oil pressure, and if the wrong weight of oil is used, it can affect the opperation of the VVT-i. Use what the manual calls for. If the manual calls for 5w-20, and they used 10w-30, I would make them put the correct oil in.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    X2. I would think your truck should be fine with the 10w 30 for now and just swap it back to some 5w 30 on your next oil change that "you" are going to do!;)
     
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    If ive only used regular oil, can i switch now or do i just have to stick with the regular. I have 60,000 miles???

    Will it hurt anything?
     
  13. Jun 7, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    You can switch at any time, will not hurt anything.
     
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    correct.
     
  15. Jun 7, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    Don't worry they only use the absolute cheepist oil made at sleazzy lubes.
    Cheapo 10-30 or cheapo 5-30 makes little differnce.

    I am skeerd to even drive by those places.
    Change it yourself next chance you get and get the piece of mind that goes along with a quality job and good products installed right.
     
  16. Jun 7, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    You just can't switch back, right?
     
  17. Jun 7, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    You can switch back - synthetics and conventional oils are cross compatible according to the manufacturers.
     
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    I dont know who in their right mind would switch BACK to Dino oil after using synthetics....

    :cool:
     
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    VVT-i, introduced in 1996, varies the timing of the intake valves by adjusting the relationship between the camshaft drive (belt, scissor-gear or chain) and intake camshaft. Engine oil pressure is applied to an actuator to adjust the camshaft position.
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