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Dealership says 5W-30 Mobile 1???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Wishbone1965, May 21, 2013.

  1. Wishbone1965

    Wishbone1965 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I was talking to a guy in the service department a couple of days ago. Told him I wanted to switch over to Mobile 1 5W-30 on my 2013 at about a 1000-1500 miles. I asked him if I could bring my own oil and filter and he said that would not be a problem. But he also said that their synthetic was Mobile 1 5W-30 straight out of the truck into their tanks. He said he couldn't confirm it for sure but that is what the people at mobile 1 told him. Can anyone else comfirm this? He aslo said the OEM filter was better than the mobile 1 filter. Don't know what to think about that? Any help would be greatly appreaciated!

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  2. joneill03

    joneill03 Look away, I'm hideous!

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    I use Mobil 1 5w30 with OEM filter. Works good.
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    He's right about the filter, Toyota OEM oil filters are actually good filters. I use Mobil 1 and Toyota filters for my truck. Not sure about his oil claim. Who knows what the dealerships get in stock as their synthetic oil.
     
  4. DheadTaco

    DheadTaco Pill it till you kill it!

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    Just change it yourself with Mobil-1. That way you know for sure. It's super easy on our trucks! And, there is a great write up if you need more info.
     
  5. Zombie Runner

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    use OEM filter and the mobile 1.
     
  6. Wishbone1965

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    Thinking about just bringing my own oil just as precaution. I hate to spend the extra $ but I just want to be sure.
     
  7. Wishbone1965

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    Do you have the thread?
     
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    Mobile 1 is a great oil. However, if you want the true 100% synthetic, you need to buy their extended performance.
     
  10. On An Island

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    That's what my service guy at my dealer told me: 5w-30 Mobil 1.

    Where in TX are you?
     
  11. Wishbone1965

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  12. Wishbone1965

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    So would you still change the extended at 5000 miles? Anyone else have input on this?
     
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    No...
    Just stick with the regular Mobile 1 5w30. It's a great oil and has excellent protective properties. Change every 5K. It's cheap...

    IMO, and this is my opinion. If you're going to drop $$ on a true synthetic; buy Amsoil 5w30.
     
  15. Wishbone1965

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    I've read on here that a lot of people use Amsoil and Redline I think it was? Peeks my interest. Not familiar with either but if superior I would sure like to try it.
     
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    do it yourself...takes 10 mins
     
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  18. Wishbone1965

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    So no one knows if the dealership actually uses mobile 1?
     
  20. SpacemanSpiff

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    I believe post #10 said that - but no one outside of the dealership really knows. Even if they don't, then you can do it yourself as suggested earlier on here...
     
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