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around 2k miles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by samsung, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Dec 25, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    hey guys my tacoma is almost a year old and it has a little over 2k miles on it. should i change my oil or not? i switched to mobile-1 synthetic @ around 600 miles and changed the filter as well. thanks for your input.
     
  2. Dec 25, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    I run my mobile one and filter 7000 miles or 8 to 9 months, which ever comes first.
     
  3. Dec 25, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    i'll probably change it out then. i've been waiting to test my fumoto drain valve as well.
     
  4. Dec 25, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Read your manual it will tell you for sure when it need to be done but I believe max is 7,500 mile/6 months for on road everyday style driving, no towing or off roading. I'll do mine every 5,000 just so it's easier to keep up with.
     
  5. Dec 25, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    it's been a lot more than 6 months since i changed it but i only have around 2k miles on it. i'll be changing it out probably tomorrow.
     
  6. Dec 25, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Good idea love the front end btw :thumbsup:
     
  7. Dec 25, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    Don't drive it much eh? At this rate you're only gonna have 6K when the warranty expires.
     
  8. Dec 25, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    no i sure don't drive a lot. it's not my daily driver. my daily driver is a 2010 mazda3 with almost 48k miles on it.
     
  9. Dec 25, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    The manual recommendations do not take into consideration synthetic oil use. The mileage for the oil changes in the manual are for mineral based oil (not fully synthetic).
     
  10. Dec 25, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    you have a good point there. didn't think about that.
     
  11. Dec 25, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    would you reset the maintenance counter even if it's not flashing?
     
  12. Dec 25, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    I do mine when the maint. light comes on the second time
     
  13. Dec 25, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    so are you saying to just change the oil and don't worry about resseting it until the next time around?
     
  14. Dec 25, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    While it's under warrenty change it per Toyota...5,000 or 6 months (whichever comes first) and if your changing it yourself keep records and receipts.
     
  15. Dec 25, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    im saying reset it after you change it, then when it comes on the next time, reset it again, and when it comes on the second time after the last oil change, do the next oil change. So one change per two maint. lights. I am not recommending this. I am just saying this is what I do.
     
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