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fuckin oil

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomawhore, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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    tacomawhore

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    so my 2011 DC 4.0 Taco just got back today from the dealer after the free 5000 mile maintenance. Mkay, the issue is, the owners manual says engine oil is 5w-30, it even says it on the engine oil fill thing on the engine. On the receipt from the dealer it says they filled it with 5w-20, I havent noticed any problems driving it...yet!. Like any proud taco owner i was just scouting any problems cuz i dont trust them yet. just curious, maybe the mechanics at the dealer know what they're doing, maybe im paranoid, or maybe its a typo on the manual but its confusing, any similar problems?!, explanation! BOB SAGET!!!
     
  2. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:56 PM
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    The times that I asked for spec on my truck it always came back 5w-20, so that's what I load in, full synthetic of course. Shouldn't be an issue, I've never had one.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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    yea kinda figured no problems cuz of certain temperatures, it was funny though i stripped the tranny "fill" plug and the lady didnt know what plug i was talking about, kept sayin drain plug when its two different plugs, haha, friggin idiots!. toyota employees dont even know their hardware.......
     
  4. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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    i would think that its ok to just leave in there for the next 5k miles..but if it bothers you so much,just change the oil out yourself..only a 30 minute job if you really let it all drip out. Other than that,i dont think youll notice anything out of the ordinary.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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    Your truck is done!!! u might as well just give it away.... im sure someone here will help u take it off your hands:p
     
  6. Aug 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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    mkay thanks, just bein on the safe side, will drain if problems arise
     
  7. Aug 13, 2011 at 12:01 AM
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    Holy santa claus shit batman!
     
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    Why does the service manual recommend 5w-30? Shouldn't we use 10w-30 in our tacos?
     
  10. Aug 13, 2011 at 12:06 AM
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    beats me, friggin japs! they were manufactured in japan right?!, i dont know! im just an american driving a truck that was made there......
     
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    ahahahahjajajajsajdsjas awh crap. Are you serious?!? Made in Japan lol.
     
  13. Aug 13, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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    relax dude, i was just kiddin, its happy hour
     
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    Damn, you got me laughing for a while there.
     
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    Most Toyotas are manufactured here in the US tard...
     
  16. Aug 13, 2011 at 12:18 AM
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    5w30 is such a narrow weight range (as opposed to, say, a 0w40) that I don't see any reason you would want to run 10w30 instead. It's not a big difference, and you don't get any significant benefit that I'm aware of, it's just a bit thicker when cold (10w) than the specified (5w) oil.
     
  17. Aug 13, 2011 at 12:20 AM
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    read all prior comments above before you post dickhead, i know that!! i was just bein a smartass, go back to your corner and put your helmet on
     
  18. Aug 13, 2011 at 12:22 AM
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    ^Hahaha :rofl: sorry man. I just felt like being a dick tonight. lol
     
  19. Aug 13, 2011 at 12:46 AM
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    I'm guessing they put synthetic in? Drain cap says 5w30 but when I switched to synthetic, dealer and mechanic both said 5w20.
     
  20. Aug 13, 2011 at 12:48 AM
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    Yea, weird?!, hmpf!!! oh well......
     
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