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21K OIL CHANGE HELP...PLEASE

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crazyrzr85, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Jun 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    crazyrzr85

    crazyrzr85 [OP] So many b!tches, so little time...now back to TW!!

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    My truck has just over 21K miles on it now and it is dues for it's first oil change since I bought it in Jan. What are the pros/cons of going synthetic now, or should I wait. And what weight oil do our trucks take again??? Thanks in advance guys/gals...
     
  2. Jun 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    DevL

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    The only con to synthetic is price. 5w-30
     
  3. Jun 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I'd just switch to synthetic. Only downfall is that synthetic oil is kinda pricey but I think its well worth it. 5w-30.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    ProForce

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    You went 21k miles on a brand new engine without changing the oil :eek:

    Ummmmmm, I'm pretty sure that's very very very bad idea :what: Your first change should be 3-5k miles then after that if using conventional then every 5k and if synthetic then 10k, although I use synthetic and won't take it past 7k. I'd be concerned if this is really your first oil change
     
  5. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    Oh and to answer, synthetic is better. Little more $$ but last twice as long. And its about 5.xx quarts with a filter change of 5-w30
     
  6. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    I'm wondering why you waited till 21,000 miles also....It's every 5,000 miles or 6 months (which ever comes first) while your under warrenty. Use 5w30.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    Maybe a typo on OP's part? I hope that you went on the advice of someone at your dealership(wrong advice) because there is nothing in the manual or anyone on this board is going to tell you to go 21k without an oil change. Especially, your first oil change.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    bzwarts

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    i was just gonna say that, but you beat me to it. i go every 8000km :canada:
     
  9. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    You are kidding 22,000 miles before first change, right? Should I even bother saying you should change out the trans and rear end?
     
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    Cr250jumper

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    Ok everyone, take a breath and stop jumping to conclusions. He just bought in January so you think he drove 21k miles since then? probably not. I am not 100% sure but my guess would be he bought the truck used ;)
     
  11. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    *Note to self* Not to buy your truck if you put it up for sale during at time in it's life time. You could have done possible damage or some major premature wear because your original oil has been in there for that long.
     
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    .........FANTASTIC signature....that is all.
     
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    That's most likely. Good thinking.
     
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    Hopefully he bought a used Tacoma and he is doing his first oil change. I hope
     
  15. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    ya that makes sense more than 21000miles to a break in oil change. i doubt the truck would be running at all at the oil change:eek:
     
  16. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    Maybe the OP is trolling?
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
  18. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    ^ this.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    i was too busy staring at his sig to worry if he went 21k without an oil change or not:bananadance:
     
  20. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    crazyrzr85

    crazyrzr85 [OP] So many b!tches, so little time...now back to TW!!

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    I hate to let you guys think I am totally retarded...I bought the vehicle used in January this year with >17k on it, sorry for not being more clear, but it made for the most responsive thread I've started here yet!!! I see the MOBIL1 full synthetic 5W30 is high mileage, is there 5W30 full syn. that is not "High Mileage" or does this not matter...
     

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