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5w40 only in my country

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bra, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Nov 21, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    bra

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    Hi guys, recently I have called my toyota dealer and they use to use only 5w40 for every toyota vehicle diesel or gasoline, and I don't know if for my tacoma it would be fine, what do you guys think?:confused:
     
  2. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:34 PM
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    is your truck a gas or diesel?
     
  3. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:45 PM
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    oh sure it is a gasoline engine the v6 4.0, tacoma don't offer some diesel engine in their new generation
     
  4. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:53 PM
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    It SHOULD be 5W30 but you could probably get away with the 5W40 in your warmer climate.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2008 at 12:43 AM
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    Oh yes in my country the temperature is never less than 18c° but what does the 30 or 40 mean after the 5W?
     
  6. Nov 22, 2008 at 5:43 AM
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    It's a multi-weight oil, so in effect the oil behaves like a 5 weight oil when cold (lower viscosity reduced pumping losses, better cold temp lubrication, and easier starting) and a 40 weight oil when hot (higher viscosity, good for high load, good oil film thickness, good for high temps).

    You should be fine given your temps. You may notice a slightly rougher cold idle, but that should be it.
     
  7. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:13 AM
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    I would try and find 5w30, maybe if you do stock up on it? other wise the 5w40 shouldn't hurt. Usually 5w40 is more for diesels, I would be worried about the vvt-i system with the heavier oil.
     
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