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First time changing oil

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 2000tacomalifter, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. 2000tacomalifter

    2000tacomalifter [OP] Love to drag race tacomas

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    Whats up guys? its about that time for me to learn how to change my oil. Ive seen how to do it but i really wanted to know what brand of oil would you guys reccomend and oil filter?
     
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    do you wanna run synthetic or regular?
     
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    Well, for starters for the oil filter pick up a toyota OEM one. For oil I think the run mobil 1 IIRC
     
  4. 2000tacomalifter

    2000tacomalifter [OP] Love to drag race tacomas

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    whats the difference?
     
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    2000tacomalifter [OP] Love to drag race tacomas

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    thank you man! appericate it
     
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    Synthetic oil is just a "higher" quality oil that is thinner than regular oil. If you use regular oil your gonna want to change it after 3000 miles or 3 months, but with synthetic you can go around 6000 miles or use it longer than 3 months. I normally change mine after like 5k though
     
  7. 2000tacomalifter

    2000tacomalifter [OP] Love to drag race tacomas

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    sounds like synthetic is what im going to start buying, thank you!
     
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    For man. Mobil 1 is good oil brand, I also like Castrol GTX synthetic blend. IMO the brand of oil doesn't really matter as long it's not cheap brands like gas station oil. I've ran a lot of different types including royal purple and they all seems the same to me. Same with the oil filters I've ran the expensive K&N filters to the cheap Fram filters and to me it doesn't really make a difference. The OEM should work just fine. A word of advice if your gonna buy individual quarts make sure they are all the same weight. I know it sounds dumb but I've made the mistake of buying two different weights before :anonymous:. If you wanna read a comparison of oil filters check out:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/123608-toyota-oil-filter-made-thailand-vs-competition.html
     
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