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3500 miles in 6 months

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BogHootTaco, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Oct 31, 2008 at 10:11 AM
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    BogHootTaco

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    I just went past 3500 and have owned my new Tacoma for 6 months now. Do you think I should change the oil at 6 months or wait until 5K miles?

    I'm a rookie in the DIY department, but am going to try to undertake the maintenance as much as possible on my own. I'm hoping I can knock most of it off with patience.

    Thanks for any info you can give.
     
  2. Oct 31, 2008 at 10:13 AM
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    derekabraham

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    I don't think it will hurt to wait.
     
  3. Oct 31, 2008 at 10:26 AM
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    norcalbb11

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    well ive had my taco for alittle over 2 months and have 5,000 miles on it i changed the oil at 4,000
     
  4. Oct 31, 2008 at 10:53 AM
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    Taco's for All

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    Are you running sythetic or conventional? I've read that conventions has the 6 month recomendation because over time and wear the oil and additives separate whereas synthetic will not separate (I may be wrong as I'm only quoting something that I read once somewhere).

    I'd say change it, you're over the 3K mark and at the 6 mo. mark. Both have been the relied upon as the norm for some time. At most, an oil change is going to run you about 30-35 bucks depending on where you buy your oil and what kind you buy. 5 Qt Mobil 1 Synthetic was $26 at Walmart the other day, although they had 10 Qt.s of Castrol full synthetic on sale for like 35.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2008 at 10:57 AM
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    spaghettiedy

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    Change it, they put dyno in from factory.
     
  6. Oct 31, 2008 at 11:10 AM
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    Brunes

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    +1...I hope they did. It's better for break in. Change it out...Sitting that much is good reason.
     
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