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2010-2011 Oil Viscosity Applicability and Change Interval Guide

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by BeefTaco, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Feb 14, 2011 at 6:16 AM
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    BeefTaco

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  2. Feb 14, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    builthatch

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    the last bullet point on the first page addresses that.

    the second page is confusing though...

    i don't see a 1GR for 2011 Tacoma, but i see one for 2011 Tundra, and it says 0/20 and 10k miles. My 2011 Tacoma came with 5/30...so they are saying that the engine that came in my Tacoma has different clearances or operating parameters than the one in the Tundra, ones that allow it to run lighter oil and go longer on the intervals, even though it is the same engine and same year? according to the first page that is what you are left to infer. strange.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    From Toyota motor co. 2011Toyota tacoma oil change interval changed to 10,000 miles. Use 0w20 Mobile1 synthetic oil. Advanced fuel economy green label. 4 cyl engine.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    jandrews

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    Essentially, this doc says if you use your truck as a truck to stay with 5w-30 and 5k OCIs. If you use your truck as a car, go for 0w-20 and better mileage.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    I am about to hit 1k miles on my V6 4x4 access cab and going to change it then to 5w-30 castrol GTX with a NAPA 3148 filter...I always like doing the first oil change early to help get all the chips out of the engine. I normally run engines way past the 200k mark without issues.

    Howard
     
  6. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    amsoil 0-30 once a year..what.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Whoa! :eek: Man you didn't read it carefully enough. That's NOT what it says!

     
  8. Feb 25, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    Does the Dealership use full Synthetic oil? I plan on changing mine at a 1,000 miles too..
     
  9. Feb 25, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I'm sure they will charge extra. The early change is not necessary.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2013 at 4:05 AM
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    Wonder if this chart is good for a 2012 4.0
     
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