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Another Oil question.

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by sormi, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Jun 2, 2008 at 4:44 PM
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    sormi

    sormi [OP] Active Member

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    I have the 2.7L Taco and the manual they give you with the truck says 5.1 quarts of 0W20 or 5W20. But they recomend the 0W20 over the 5W20. I wonder why? The 0W20 in a thinner oil. I live in Texas and right now it's summer time. Would I be better off using the 5W20 in summer and the 0W20 in the winter??
     
  2. Jun 2, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    assumably so...........for a little better mileage, but i really doubt you will notice a big difference.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    5w20 will be fine. The first number "0w" signifies that the oil flows like a "0" weight oil @ 32*. Same with the "5w". It means it flows like a 5 weight @32*. The "W" stands for winter ( from what I was told) . The last number is the oil weight. :)
     
  4. Jun 2, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    humanoid

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    There's not too much difference between the 0w and 5w, you'll be fine.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    sormi

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    You can get 5w20 mobil one pretty cheap at wallymart. I will go for that.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Good choice!
     
  7. Jun 2, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    91r100gs

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    My manual says 6.1 quarts of oil for the 08 2.7L 4 cyl. I looked at this several times. Is there a misprint?
     
  8. Jun 2, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    sormi

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    You are right 6.1 quarts..

    My mistake..
     
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