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Dealership says 5W-30 Mobile 1???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Wishbone1965, May 21, 2013.

  1. May 21, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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    Wishbone1965

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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. May 21, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    joneill03

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    I use Mobil 1 5w30 with OEM filter. Works good.
     
  3. May 21, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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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. May 21, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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    DheadTaco

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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. May 21, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    use OEM filter and the mobile 1.
     
  6. May 21, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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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. May 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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    Do you have the thread?
     
  8. May 21, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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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. May 21, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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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. May 21, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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  12. May 21, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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    So would you still change the extended at 5000 miles? Anyone else have input on this?
     
  13. May 21, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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  14. May 21, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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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. May 21, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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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.
     
  16. May 21, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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  19. May 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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    So no one knows if the dealership actually uses mobile 1?
     
  20. May 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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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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