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5/20w oil in V6

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NCTacoma09, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Dec 15, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    NCTacoma09

    NCTacoma09 [OP] Stand for Nothing or Die for Something

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    I took my truck to the dealership today and had the oil changed. But while driving home I noticed that they put 5/20w in it. My owners manual says 5/30w is recommended for the V6 engine. I called them and explained this to them and they said they put 5/20w in all the vehicles and it would not be a problem in my V6. Just curious as to what people on here thought.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Cant hurt in the cold, but I wouldnt run it in the summer. Then again....It may cause no harm at all.....
     
  3. Dec 15, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I think the topic is beat to death. :deadhorse:

    Google TSB EG018T06 and check to see if it is updated to apply to your 2009. I bet it is.

    If after reading it, you don't think Toyota's engineers are smart enough to know if it's good enough for your truck, then ask yourself why you bought a Toyota.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    travelingman

    travelingman What would Scooby do?

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    They weren't smart enough to recommend it to begin with,were they?
     
  5. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    They say the same thing when they overfill. manual states "Do not overfill oil it may damage engine". Stealership say it's ok.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    I've been running Mobil1 5w-30 in my 2009 V6 for over two years just like the manual and crankcase oil fill cap say. I've been in ambient temperature ranges from a high of 108 degrees in south Louisiana this past summer to a low of -3 in northern Indiana this winter. I see absolutely no reason to change now. Maybe 5w-20 will be just fine, but I think I will stick with what I know works. That's the best answer I can give.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The poster here is only joking ^^^....However......I may be wrong...
     
  8. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    ummm yeah
    i run 0-30 all year.... so what go amsoil
     
  9. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    0 anything is not gonna kill any motor ever
     
  10. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    I run Mobil 1 0W-20 year round, which meets or exceeds 5W-20. I've never had a problem, winter or summer. Then again, I wouldn't expect to have a problem with 5W-30, 0W-30, 5W-20......
     
  11. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    yeah they dont make oil designed to kill engines?????????
     
  12. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    ^Same here. 0w-20 all year long.
     
  13. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    ummm yeah
    amsoil? or mobil....
     
  14. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    OP : don't worry at all. You'll be fine. If it works good for you, keep using that grade forever. It's gonna help your gas mileage. Truth is modern engines can use 0w20, 0w30, 5w20, 5w30, 5w40, 10w30, Straight 30, 10w40 without damaging your engine.
     
  15. Dec 15, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    Its hard to grab the shifter with my face on the throttle :p
     
  16. Dec 15, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    thats why i do everything myself, to make sure its all done right
     
  17. Dec 16, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    Mobil 1...Can't find Amsoil around here.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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  19. Dec 19, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    To all the pin Heads out there!!! Andrew asked a simple question and he should get a straight answer.. If You think this subject was beat to death. Then go to a different site or what ever you do to satisfy yourself. We have enough sarcasm in this world and BS to last a life time. I thought TW was there to help people driving the same kind of truck.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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