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Best motor oil choice

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by scifidelity, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    scifidelity

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    Hi All,

    I did a search and didn't find much, but sorry if this is a repeat....

    What is the best oil (weight and brand) for 3rd gens? Is there one that is widely agreed upon? For example, in my current truck, a '96 land cruiser, most agree that Rotella T4 is best. The engine runs smoother with it and burns less of it.

    When I owned a 2004 4runner, I ran 5w-30 mobil one or amsoil. BUT, I lived in MN at the time and I now live in WA.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    LivinOnEdge

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    Synthetic 0W-20, change ever 5k-10k. Doesn't matter what you run too much since it's not a race car.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    Rustytaco71

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    Homie, I can’t take it seriously you didn’t find one thread that didn’t say what oil to use.

    Mobile 1, 0-20 full synthetic. Now delete this thread because it’s gonna turn into a who’s is bigger thread.
     
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  4. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:14 AM
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    HacksawMark

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    Oh great, another oil thread! :bananadance:
     
  5. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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    Any synthetic 0W-20.
     
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  6. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    Thanks bro. I can't delete the thread, so if a mod wants to, by all means.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    LOL, use mobile 1 from Walmart unless you want to use Amsoil then you can boast about it like a vegan! Use the oem filters or a wix or Napa gold (wix). I used mobile 1 in my wife's 4runner for 106k and it was always clean when I changed it every 5k. I use Amsoil in my Tacoma because I like free stickers, paying 5 times more for my oil and boasting about it like a vegan db!
     
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  8. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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    You’ll need a tool too to remove the oil filter cap/housing. I recommend this. I used it for my first oil change at 30k miles. It comes with an OEM filter too.

    GENUINE TOYOTA OIL FILTER with WRENCH ASPG ZTOOL PREMIUM for 2.5L 3.5L to 5.7L Engines - Perfect for Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Sienna, Tundra and More - Fits 64mm Cartridge Style Oil Filter Housings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07586NJHY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_h3OHCbKNKXMRX
     
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  9. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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    I switched from Castrol after using it for 60k miles. Now using Valvoline.
     
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  10. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:58 AM
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    Thank you! I have a spanner wrench version of a filter removal tool. Super helpful. I'll see if I can use that, if it doesn't fit, I'll get the "socket" version you recommend. I'll probably continue to use WIX filters, I've used them on a few different vehicles.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    I recommend reading through here. It prompted me to spend the few extra dollars on OEM versus others. Just food for thought!

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/toyota-oil-filter-made-in-thailand-vs-the-competition.123608/
     
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    You can buy Toyota Filters in bulks of 5 or 10 on Amazon or E-Bay
     
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    Red Line 0W20 FTW!

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    • Full-synthetic ester formula for passenger cars, light trucks, performance vehicles and marine applications
    • Designed to provide the highest protection, efficiency, cleanliness and superior drain intervals
    • Excellent wear protection and friction reduction across a wide range of operating conditions
    • High detergency allows extended drain intervals and provides increased cleanliness
    • Improved fuel economy and ring seal for more power
    • Superior high temperature stability and oxidation resistance increases lubrication of hot metal compared to other synthetics
    • High natural viscosity index (VI) provides thicker oil film in bearings and cams
    • Less evaporation than other synthetics for improved efficiency and ring seal
    • Blended with polyol ester base stocks that feature natural multi-grade properties, avoiding unnecessary additives that hinder lubricity
    • All products are completely compatible with other conventional and synthetic motor oils
     
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    0W-20.... I use Mobil, but wouldn't shy away from some of the others. I'd stay away from Quakerstate.
     
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    Check your owners manual and see what temperasure range you are in. The factory makes recommendations based on the environment that you live in.
    For oil I stay away from the no name stuff. Just for piece of mind. But the big names all make great products. I think it's hard to make a bad choice that will damage your engine. Just get the right viscosity.
     
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    I just ordered/used 6 quarts of the Amazon stuff for 19 bucks.

    Like others have said, it’s not a race car. High performance cars would never use 0w20 anyway.
     
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    Pennzoil usually has $10 online rebate on 5qt synthetic... Makes it cheaper than most other oils.
    $22 at Walmart minus the $10 rebate. It's my go to oil when there's rebates.
     
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