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Gazillionth Oil Question......

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lonewolf, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Aug 29, 2010 at 12:11 AM
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    Lonewolf

    Lonewolf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got this from Pennzoils website.
    Is Toyota now recommending 5w20 or is 5w30 still the standard?
    I've read a lot of threads here through searches and am still a little confused...
    Thanks in advance for yet another oil question.


    Make TOYOTA (US)
    Model Tacoma 4.0 4WD (Pickups)
    Engine G
    Year 2008 -
    Application Recommendation Capacity (gal)
    Engine (G) Premium PZL ULTRA 5W-20 (c) 1.4
    Standard Pzl Conventional Motor Oil SAE 5W-20
     
  2. Aug 29, 2010 at 4:47 AM
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    KodiakVA

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    It depends on the Toyota engine you have. My 09 Tacoma 6 cyl requires 5W-30.

    My 10 Venza 4 cyl requires 5W-20 or 0W-30 (I'm pretty sure).

    Best thing is what whippersnapper02 said. Go by your manual for the recommended oil. If want to deviate from the recommended oil take into consideration your driving habits and area of the country you live in. People that live in the constant heat of Arizona could have different needs that the UPers of Michigan.
     
  3. Aug 29, 2010 at 5:43 AM
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    buddywh1

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    Toyota is kinda confused on this too: there's a TSB that documents and allows use of 5w20 and 0w20 oils for certain engines. The TSB no. is EG018-06 so if you google it you should get some hits. Only use the oil that is spec'd ILSAC GF-4 or GF-5 compliant, you can tell that by looking for the API starburst on the bottle.

    PZL Ultra is fantastic oil! I'd be pretty certain it is GF4 or 5. But the conventional? not so much.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    go with 5w 30
     
  5. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    StarGazer

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    Me to 5w30.
     
  6. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    Old Soul

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    not to many, love it the way it is
    its 5w-30 for the 6 cyl engines and 5w-20 (or 5w-30)for the 4 cyl...
     
  7. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    Toyota Truck

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