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Did 1st oil change yesterday

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mowey01, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Aug 15, 2008 at 5:15 PM
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    mowey01

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    Did my 5000 mile oil change yesterday. What tool or how large of a gorilla do they use to put the oil filters on at the factory???

    Other than getting the filter off it was alot easier than most vehicles I have worked on.

    I just used Castrol GTX dino oil and a Fram tough guard filter this time. I may switch to synthetic on the next change.
     
  2. Aug 15, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    MyTaco

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    lol, I was thinking the same thing...
     
  4. Aug 15, 2008 at 7:06 PM
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    What oil comes in the engines from Toyota? I am thinking I want synthetic in mine too but was just curious what they use.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    mine came right off at 3000 miles. 5000 miles is too long to wait. i dont care what anyone says. u should not go 5000 miles on dino oil.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    synthetic oil is awesome... you can go 10000 miles without an oil change... but filter will get dirt thou!
     
  7. Aug 16, 2008 at 1:54 PM
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    That's misleading. You can't just say any vehicle can go 10,000 with any synthetic. There are other variables such as environmental, driving style, and type. The only sure way to know would be via oil analysis.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2008 at 6:35 PM
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    geezz in regular driving conditions then, they last a long time!
     
  9. Aug 16, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    But again, your definition of "regular" will be different than others. I'm not trying to give you a hard time, just pointing out the facts.
     
  10. Aug 16, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    this is the problem with people who use synthetic just for its longer change intervals. i use synthetic always have and i change it every 4000 miles. u go 10000 miles just because your lazy and dont feel like changing it. that means a truck with 100,000 miles only has had 10 oil changes under your schedule. that is not acceptable. lets just say for example your oil is analyzed at 10000 miles and it is fine. thats al well and good but the amount of dirt floating around in your oil at that point is more harmfull then the bad oil. you still are supose to regularly change your oil filter, and most people that go the distance with the synthetic is like i said just lazy and the disregard the need to change there filter in between. so use synthetic its great oil. but use it for the right reason. because u want better protection, not because u want to be lazy and not get under your car for 10000 miles.
     
  11. Aug 16, 2008 at 10:58 PM
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    Dino is fine. Don't use Frams. Use Wix or Napa, same thing. Fram will be ok for this run just don't use them again.
     
  12. Aug 16, 2008 at 11:06 PM
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    I use Mobile DriveClean 5000 and they say 5,000 miles between oil changes. 10,000 miles.....I would not doubt it, with synthetic oils. That is a very good posibilty! :D
     
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    even their commercials said u can go 10000 miles without an oil in extreme dirt condition with Mobil 1!!!

    does not mean I'm going to do... I'll change it around 7000 miles, Mobil 1 ain't cheap man!
     
  14. Aug 17, 2008 at 3:49 PM
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    I have stayed with dinosaur oil, at 3000 miles with a new filter every time, Pennsoil 5w-30, and at 43,000 miles it still pretty clear when it comes out. I buy cases when on sale, along with filters, I feel I am safe with this route.
     
  15. Aug 17, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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    Mercedes puts Mobil1 Synthetic in their cars & recommend oil changes at 10,000 mile intervals. A friend has one & while looking at his engine I noticed the Mobil1 sticker that said 10,000 miles.
     
  16. Aug 17, 2008 at 4:43 PM
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    Used reg oil changed every 5,000 miles, with 92,000 miles on my truck. Now I'm planning on using Mobil1 from now on. After reading these threads.

    I have a co-worker that uses Mobil1 in his van & his mechanic recommended changing the oil @ 20,000 miles. I was shocked that he goes that long.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2008 at 5:34 PM
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    So does BMW. Just because they recommend it doesn't mean you should in every vehicle. There may be engineering involved that allows them to recommend it.

    Generally, you'll be fine if you change at regular intervals. However, like I said previously, the only way to know for sure is via oil analysis.

    I think I'm going to put my oil change philosophy in my signature since it seems like we have these discussions about twice a day.
     
  18. Aug 17, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    Like in your first post, true as to driving conditions. If you are an off-roader I would think you would need to change more often than someone doing mostly highway.

    I bet mercedes & bmw say that because they do the oil changes for the 50,000 miles free of charge.
     
  19. Aug 17, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    $2.00 a quart, $3-$4.00 for a filter every 3000 miles, I think it's cheap for maintaining our trucks in which we depend so much on....
     
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