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2010-2011 Oil Viscosity Applicability and Change Interval Guide

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BeefTaco, Feb 14, 2011.

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

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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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    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.
     
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  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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    ummm yeah
    amsoil 0-30 once a year..what.
     
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  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. 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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    I am puzzled by that also..if you have a 2011 tundra, forerunner or FJ Cruiser with a 1GR engine, you can run 0/20 synthetic for 10k. But if you have a 2011 Tacoma with the same engine you have to change every 5000 with 5/30? Did they forget they made 2011 tacomas with that engine?
     
  11. Apr 10, 2016 at 3:31 PM
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    Maybe it is simply the amount of oil capacity? Man, I really want to try it, though, just to see the difference in fuel usage.
     
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    Is it bad to switch from conventional oil to synthetic and back to conventional oil
     
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    No......switching between conventional and synthetic will hurt nothing
     
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    Shouldn't be a problem. You probably want to stick with the same brand of oil if you can, just to minimize the chance of different additive packages reacting (which is small anyway). Some oils are blended conventional and synthetic so the manufacturers don't think it's a problem.
     
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  16. Dec 4, 2016 at 6:21 AM
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    Thanks for the advise and what weight should I use if I like to race the truck a lot or just a fast driver 5-30 or something thicker
     
  17. Dec 4, 2016 at 6:25 AM
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    Race? o_O

    Anyway....what engine do you have?
     
  18. Dec 4, 2016 at 6:30 AM
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    4.0 with a 6 speed and u know bring the rpms up high every so often
     
  19. Dec 4, 2016 at 6:34 AM
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    Just stick with a 5w-30 and filter of your choice....synthetic or conventional and you'll be fine. Personally I change mine at 5k intervals.

    Odds are this thread will turn into this :argue: like all oil threads do. That's why I posted the link to bobistheoilguy site. Lots of great info.
     
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  20. Dec 4, 2016 at 6:37 AM
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    Thanks I'll look at it and I like the emojis
     
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