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changing oil 5w-30 and 5w-20 ??????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pudge151, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    pudge151

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    i am mid oil change on my 08 taco 4.0L.

    i got some Valvoline full synthetic 5w-30 in a 5 qt jug and its not quite enough. they only had 5w-20 in the same oil in quarts. is it ok to put that in with the 5w30 i already put in or should i go try to find some more 5w30 somewhere else? i am leaving for a 1000 mile round trip vaca in a few hours.
     
  2. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    I really don't think it would make that much difference as long as it's the same brand and your only adding about 6/10 of a quart
     
  3. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    Youll be fine, the same thing has happened to me. your oil will just be a tad bit thinner. Nothing to worry about.
     
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    It will be fine with a half quart of 5w-20
     
  5. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    It wont even be a half quart. Its' less than 1/4 of a quart bc the jug he purchased is actually 5.28 quartz and he only needs 5.5 quartz in the engine. 5.5-5.28=.22. Less than 1/4 of a quart.
     
  6. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    thanks for the quick replys guy.
     
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