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2012 Taco DC w/ 4.0 V6....what kind of oil do i need?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoTitan11, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    TacoTitan11

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    and do i still change it at 5,000 miles?
     
  2. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    Did you buy brand new? If so why arent/wouldnt you participate on the maintenance program by toyota?

    After my term of free maintenance is up, I will go to synthetic every 5000
     
  3. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    ^^^^
    This. After thats over with for you, I suggest mobil 1 synthetic 5w-30. Oil changes on these trucks are crazy easy, btw.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    ppham444

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    After my 2 years Toyota free maintenance is up, I will be putting in Mobil 1. Been using that on my other car for 8 years without any problems.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    Do people not realize vehicles come with these?
     
  6. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    fubar718

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    5w 30 mobile full synth with OEM oil filter every 5k

    got a case of 10 filters for 50$ from TRDPARTS4U.com
     
  7. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    According to the toyota owners website it;s 0w-20 full synthetic.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:33 AM
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    4 cylinder, not that it would hurt the 6 if you did.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:37 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Leaves the bay but brings all its problems

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    Check the oil fill cap under the hood. Iirc mine says the weight
     
  10. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:54 AM
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    ^^ This... It's the book that comes in the glove box and contains all sorts of really neat stuff about your truck.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2012 at 5:15 AM
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    states that for 6cyl as well.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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    I called Toyota and asked for a full synthetic upgrade on my first 2012 oil change. They said it was gonna be like $30 or something. When i got the truck back they said i owed them nothing because synthetic comes with the truck already.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2012 at 6:03 AM
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    Can you post the link, pdf, or screenshot where it says this?
     
  14. Jun 21, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    My 2012 came with synthetic...and twice changed with 0w-20 Synthetic. The new 2012's are this way...just remember synthetic :)
     
  15. Jun 21, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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    Not my 2012, it came with conventional oil. Only 4cyl come with synthetic to my knowledge. I asked for synthetic with mine they said $30 extra. They also recommended using 5w-30 synthetic when I do change and that I could go 7500 miles before changing. My oil fill cap says 5w-30. Maybe some dealers are putting synthetic in their Taco's?
     
  16. Jun 21, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    What does your Owner's Manual say?
     
  17. Jun 21, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    5w-30 conventional oil.................but the FJ's and Tundra V6's get synthetic, although their V6 is different than the Taco's i think
     
  18. Jun 21, 2012 at 7:25 AM
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    Did your salesman tell you it came with synthetic? They tend to blow smoke up a person's ass.

    From the 2012 manual:

    "SAE 5W-30" is the only requirement for the 1GR-FE.

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  19. Jun 21, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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    Had my 5k oil change recently. My Toyota Care card has the oil type as conventional. I asked my service guy to put synthetic (5W-30) and they charged me $40. My work write up stated they used Mobile 1 synthetic oil for the change.
     
  20. Jun 21, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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    My owners manual states 5w-30. Haven't had my first change yet, but I'll be requesting synthetic.
     

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