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Amsoil Oil Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Hektor, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    Hektor

    Hektor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking in trying Amsoil Synthetic oil. I check the site and they offer like 3 styles of oil in 5w 30 my question is what do you guys used? What would you recommend for my 2003 Tacoma V6? tHanks in advance guys
     
  2. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    do you used 6 qtrs or 5 qtrs? What oil filter do you use?
     
  3. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    They're all great choices. I'm happy with their Signature Series in my vehicles, including my 2004 V6 Tacoma. (Admittedly, however, I don't pay retail for it because I have a friend who's a dealer and gets it for me at wholesale...) I think the biggest difference between the (OE, XL, and Signature series) oils are the recommended drain intervals.

    As I recall, it takes about 5.5 qts. I run OEM Toyota filters (#90915-YZZD3).
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    Thanks for the info!! One last question how often do you change the oil and filter??
     
  5. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    I change the filter every 5K miles (topping-off the oil), and do a complete oil & filter change every 10K miles.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    Thanks brother.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    All amsoil is good use 0-30 signature and change @25,000 miles or yearly.
     
  8. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    save yourself some money and sign up for a year as a dealer (maybe its a preferred member or something, they changed it). costs about $10, then buy a case of oil, some filters and all the fluids for your cases, enough to last you a couple of years. overall brings the price down a lot. let the membership lapse, you can do it again in a few years.
     
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