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1st Oil Change Poll

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by spaghettiedy, Oct 7, 2008.

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1st Oil change

  1. 500 - Dyno

    3.9%
  2. 500 - Synthetic

    3.7%
  3. 1k - Dyno

    4.9%
  4. 1k - Synthetic

    7.7%
  5. 2k - Dyno

    2.2%
  6. 2k - Synthetic

    6.2%
  7. 3k - Dyno

    12.3%
  8. 3k - Synthetic

    16.8%
  9. 5k - Dyno

    13.3%
  10. 5k - Synthetic

    29.0%
  1. Oct 7, 2008 at 7:41 AM
    #1
    spaghettiedy

    spaghettiedy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying to reasearch when everyone has changed their oil for the 1st, 2nd, or whatever time until 5k. It seems that everyone is varied about mileage and to use dyno or synthetic. My plan is to use synthetic for the life of the time, but when to start.

    Anybody know what exact oil that Tacoma's are shipped with? I would assume that if you change your oil under 5k, you would what the exact oil just without metal particles from break in. I've read that rings, pistons, and other engine parts need to break in w/ dyno rather than synthetic. Don't really know, that's why I'm asking...

    Please write in any suggestions.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2008 at 7:48 AM
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    wiscdave

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    I dumped my virgin oil at 500 miles
     
  3. Oct 7, 2008 at 7:54 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    I waited till the recommended 4500 and changed with synthetic. Changed it last week and it feels to run better with the synthetic.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2008 at 8:04 AM
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    tdm156

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    Changed mine on Sunday at 4800 miles with Synthetic!
     
  5. Oct 7, 2008 at 8:06 AM
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    Janster

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    First oil change was at 3,000 and used synthetic. After that....4500-5000 with synthetic.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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    Brunes

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    I'll be getting the first oil changed when I hit 5K- and it'll be all synthetic from here out.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    Motorshooter

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    I changed mine at 500, which is a good idea for a new motor to help remove all the little metal particals left from the factory.

    I have used Mobil 1 in all my Corvettes and Stingrays I'v owned and it has never let me down, so the Taco-wagon recieved Mobil 1 synth oil and a new Mobil 1 filter:D
     
  8. Oct 24, 2008 at 5:27 AM
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    spaghettiedy

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    I think that I am going to change my 1st tank at 3k. Thanks to everyone that polled.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    spaghettiedy

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  10. Oct 31, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    jrw1965

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    I went with synthetic at 5k and will stay with that
     
  11. Nov 2, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    changed mine about 6k and 6 months of use with the one the dealership uses.....
     
  12. Nov 3, 2008 at 4:33 PM
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    007Tacoma

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    Switched to Mobil 1 Full Synthetic at the first oil change (5K). I love doing my own oil changes on the 4.0L - so easy!!! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Nov 4, 2008 at 11:04 PM
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    genxer36

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    Changed to Synthetic at 85,000 miles. I didn't know much about synthetic until reading up on it here & elsewhere. I will be using synthetic Mobil 1 from now on.

    Too bad you didn't post this sooner. I put a deals/coupon thread up a few weeks ago. Advance Auto parts had a deal on Mobil 1 with the filter $29. I think the deal expired Nov 1st.
     
  14. Nov 4, 2008 at 11:13 PM
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    deadbolt

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    changed mine to mobil 1 syn at 1500. im approaching 5000 and will be doing the same.
     
  15. Nov 13, 2008 at 12:34 AM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    FWIW:

    First at 5K and the rest at 5K (2).

    All with Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic and a Wix filter.

    Next will be Amsoil, cause it will be slightly cheaper for me and it's a true synthetic.
     
  16. Nov 21, 2008 at 7:21 AM
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    JDCPA

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  17. Nov 24, 2008 at 7:54 PM
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    sonjay

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    I would be cautious replacing with synthetic so early in your engines life. Synthetic oil wouldn't break your truck in properly. wear almost stops, not good for certain internal parts. I would follow the manual recommendations, until at least 5000miles. IMO
     
  18. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:07 PM
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    praetor

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    I am going to have Toyota do mine this week. Roughly 2100 Miles. I won't be back near a Toyota shop for another month and by that time I will have nearly 5000 on it with around 33% of that off road. Real dusty in the oil patch.
     
  19. Dec 31, 2008 at 12:32 PM
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    SC4333

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    Changed the factory oil at 3k. Wanted to give the engine time to break in a little on what it came to life with. Also, Full synthetics usually are not worth a shit for breaking an engine in... At least this is what i learned from our race engines.. (always broke them in with reg. castrol, then switched them over to royal purple racing 11. Helped seat the rings quite a bit
     
  20. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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