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Amsoil recomendations??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bucksnort06, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Nov 13, 2009 at 5:32 AM
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    bucksnort06

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    Looking to order some Amsoil and cant decide between the "signature series" 0W-30, SAE 5W-30, or XL 5W-30. Any thoughts on what's the best for the my truck??
     
  2. Nov 13, 2009 at 5:59 AM
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    I changed mine with amsoil at 5000 miles and used the 0w-30. For our trucks that is what Amsoil recommends. I used their oil filter as well. I have never used amsoil before but used it as a recommendation from my brother in law. It is a little more $$$ that mobil1 but I think it is worth it.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:03 AM
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    I use the 5W-30 (as per manufacturer recommendation). Once my warranty runs out, I'll probably go with their 0W-20. I also use their Ea filter.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    I ran the signature in my 98 3rz with a WIX filter. Change interval was 25k.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    whats the filter number.??
    I get this instead, or is this the filter you used
     
  6. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    This looks like the filter I got. It only shows one on their site. I remember there weren't any options besides this one, so I just went with it...
    I can look tonight, but I am pretty sure the Mann-Filter is correct.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    They make great stuff, but IMO overpriced for what other quality synthetics are out there these days. The filters are top notch, but over the counter are just as good. PureOne, WIX, K&N, etc. NO FRAM!


    ^ I find that really hard to believe. :rolleyes: How many filters did you swap out?
     
  8. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    thanks
     
  9. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    5. I would just top it off after each change. Why is that hard to believe?
     
  10. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:48 AM
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    Thought you had to change at least that many filters, especially on a turbo engine. Did you ever do any analysis on the oil after all that mileage? :rolleyes: I personally would never go over 10k on any vehicle regardless the oil filter changes. Preventative = less headache later IMO! ;)
     
  11. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    Non-tubro. No I didn't. I didn't know of the analysis until after the truck was bought back. I would have like to though. I have almost 10k on Mobil 1 in the tundy now with a blackstone kit waiting at the ready.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    I thought it was a turbo...sorry. 10k on a Tundra...damn...what engine size? And what filter are you running?
     
  13. Nov 13, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    4.7l Rocking the Purolator. I purchased one of those 5 quarts and a filter deals at Advanced for $29
     
  14. Nov 13, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    I've been running their 0w-30 and it works great a little more money but worth it
     
  15. Nov 13, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    With the V6 I would run 0w30, with the 4 cyl, 0w20. JMO.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    thanks guys.. Are their filters better than the OEM filters?? I hear the OEM filters are pretty good
     
  17. Nov 13, 2009 at 7:58 AM
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    I use K&N or Mobil 1 oil filters. They filter down to 10 microns and cost about 10 bucks. I don't know enough about Amsoil filters to give an honest opinion, but I hear they are very good too. OEM filters come highly recommended on this forum also.
     
  18. Nov 13, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    I'm on my second round of 5w-30. I use the Amsoil Ea filters. Here's my oil analysis from when I changed it a little while back. Around the same time as the oil change, I changed from a K&N oiled drop in filter to an AFE Pro Dry-S. That should keep the silica levels down next time.

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  19. Nov 14, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    thanks guys, I just ordered Amsoil signature series 0W-30 and plan on using the OEM filters for now.. Seems like the way to go... (kinda expensive though.. ouch!!)
     
  20. Nov 14, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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