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best oil to use

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by onelifeoneride, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Jan 29, 2008 at 4:26 PM
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    onelifeoneride

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    i have an 06 trd, wanted to know best oil to use and if synthetic is worth the price, i usually go 5K before i change oil?
     
  2. Jan 29, 2008 at 4:45 PM
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    if u go 5K miles u need synthetic. regular oil is only for 3000 mile intervals.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    just my opinion as always.....but yes, synthetic is definitely worth it!! i use pennzoil platinum in the prerunner now, but i've used mobil1 also, and never had any problems. mobil1 is what im running in the wifes honda accord!! synthetic makes a good difference as far as im concerned!!

    just be sure to use the right weights!!
     
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    Sweet!! Another oil thread!! I say, just put some flour in the oil tank, you can increase your drain intervals to 10K if you do that LOL. BTW, I'm not being serious, do not ever put flour in your oil tank
     
  6. Jan 30, 2008 at 9:51 AM
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    If you want off-the-shelf synthetic oil I'd stay with Mobil1, German Castrol (0W-30), or Pennzoil Platinum.

    Right now Autozone has 5qts of Pennzoil Platinum and a Fram Tough Gard filter for $19.99. This is a sweet deal. Just 5qts of Pennzoil is usually $30, not counting the oil filter. This is good through Feb 6th.

    BTW, you'll need to buy an extra quart. 6qts total. The 4.0L holds 5.5 qts.

    People talk bad about Fram filters, but the new Tough Gard filters are good filters. The old plain Fram filters weren't so good.

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  7. Jan 30, 2008 at 10:10 AM
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    Awesome recomendation pb. I'm heading there after work to pick some up. Time to change out the dino juice anyway.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM
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    #1 use Toyota's oil filter, Amsoil or Mobil1 are also good, I wouldn't use Fram unless someone else is buying me the truck and maintaining it for me.

    #2 Synthetic from the first oil change, just don't use Pennsoil! I have Mobil1 in the engine, front & rear diffs, transfer case, & Mobil1 grease in the drive lines. I have Amsoil in the transmission.

    #3 Do yourself a huge favor and also put synthetic in the differentials, transmission & transfer case.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2008 at 12:48 PM
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    I'm getting close to the 5,000 mile mark, and based on your opinions on having from first oil change the synthetic option, I opt for AMSOIL 0W-30 with their brand filter and I will take advantage of this opportunity to install the FUMOTO valve (F103) also. I hope this apparently good start keep this baby running longer.

     
  10. Jan 30, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    I couldn't disagree more. Do you have oil studies to back your position? I don't have them for this truck but I do for my Altima. PP shows much less wear than M1. M1 is a Group III synthetic just like PP anyway meaning, it isn't a "true" synthetic, at least not in my opinion. But, I use PP anyway because it showed such great wear (lower) than the M1.

    Of course, you may get different results from different engines so the only way to know for sure is to do an oil study.

    Go with Pennzoil Platinum. You really can't go wrong with it.
     
  11. Jan 31, 2008 at 12:59 AM
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    Plus, if you use PP & need wax for camping and making candles you're all set. I've read until I'm blue in the face about synthetics, or (psuedo-synthetics). I will always use M1 w/ OEM filter or M1 filter. PP is great for anyone else.
     
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    Mobile 1 now has the M1 Extended Life. Probably the same M1, with a greater wear package.

    I'll just use this and change every 5 K still. Figure the oil will be even cleaner and less affected by conbustion by products.

    Got the Fumoto 103N on the drain valve already.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2008 at 8:06 AM
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    I buy Valvoline SynPower. Great OIL... With a Purolator PureOne filter. The best setup. But this is just opinion so go figure.
     
  14. Jan 31, 2008 at 8:52 AM
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    I went to get the Penz Plat yesterday but Autozone was out of 5 30 so I headed over to the store I actually like and found the Valvoline SynPower on sale, BOGO! Truck absolutely knows the difference between the regular and syn.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    Same here, I can feel the difference & hear the idle is quieter w/ synthetic.

    Opinions abound w/ which is better, to be honest as long as you have "oil" in the engine and it's changed regularly you will NEVER have any issues with these engines, THAT I do know.

    If one thins more, no idea, I don't race the truck, it's never been even remotely close to red-lined, and I never go more than 3k between changes.

    Change the oil often, if you do a 5k mile interval I'd recommend changing the oil filter (fill it with oil before application if you have the hanging type like my 2.7L) at 2,500 for best results. Hell, that's my opinion but I believe the cleaner the oil the better and for $4.99 every 2,500 miles I feel better.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    Yeh. My wife mentioned to her parents that I was changing the oil about 3 weeks after we got the truck and here dad went into his schpeal about how engines today don't need to change the oil until 5K at least, blah, blah, blah. Having worked on motorcycles for many years and having rebuilt an engine or 2, I know better. You'll get some debris from the engine breaking in through about 10K but it gets less with every change.
    I just swapped out the conventional after 3K (4K total on the truck now) and saw, with no surprise, some metallic flake on the top of the drain tub. Just part of the process and it's less than the first change.
    Sure I probably over do it with oil changes, but it's one less thing for me to think about before bed. I actually lose sleep over that type of thing.
     
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