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Considering switching to synthetic at 55k

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by usafwx, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Dec 10, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    usafwx

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    So a bit nervous, but was considering switching to full synthetic at 55k, previous owner did routine maintenance at the dealer but standard stuff, a bit nervous though as Ive hear when some people switch there being issues such as leaks and what not, but I know synthetic will protect the engine for a much longer time and is much better, just nervous. Whats your guy's opinion? Recommendations of oil brand if switching?
     
  2. Dec 10, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    55,000 is a perfect time to make the change. Check out Mobile One.

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  3. Dec 10, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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  5. Dec 10, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    I did it from the day I got her at 28000, no issues whatsoever, just do it. I want this engine to last a very long time.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    Royal purple every 5k is what I plan on doing.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    I might hesitate if it were at 550,000 miles, but at 55,000 miles no hesitation at all.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    Gonna switch, last question I read on ToyotaNation doing a 1 quart synthetic with the convential at first then moving to full synthetic to help with sludge or something along those lines? Is that a better approach or necessary, or can I just switch straight to the M1?
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    i went to mobil one at like 45 or 50 when i switch to synthetic .
     
  11. Feb 2, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    I am at 45k and am gonna switch at my next change. Everyone i talk to says theres no issue.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    I dont think modern engines/oils have any issues. Back in the day switching could cause leaks, but I believe that is a thing of the past.
     
  13. Feb 2, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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    No issue... I done the swap on my 2007 at 43 k. Im waiting till my free oil changes run out on my 2011.
     
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