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Discussion in 'New Members' started by jdman_42261, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Apr 15, 2007 at 5:27 AM
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    jdman_42261

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    Hi, I just bought a 2007 Tacoma a few months ago and I am loving it. I was wondering what kind of oil that you use. Synthetic or not? Do you also put toyota oil filters on your truck or just any parts store brand?
     
  2. Apr 15, 2007 at 5:43 AM
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    TheMaster

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    Welcome to TW. Always buy a good quality oil filter. Oil is a preference thing. I let Toyota use their 5W-30 for oil changes. Syn's too expensive.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2007 at 6:28 AM
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    evolution6972

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    i just did my own oil change my mechanic was too busy i used mobil 5000 oil 5w-30 and a mobil oil filter and funny part is the filter is shorter than toyotas but it works and i noticed i dont hear my valves tapping as bad as when i got toyota to change my oil and this is the same oil that my mechanic used when he did it before and dont forget your maintinance light there it a thread that tells you how to do that its easy
     
  4. Apr 16, 2007 at 1:57 PM
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    Ldytaco05

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    welcome to TW i just let jiffy do the work synthetic for my "Diva"
     
  5. Apr 17, 2007 at 5:10 AM
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    evolution6972

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    omg jiffy that is a sin against your toyota i heard so many stories from my mechanic my tuck would turn the other way if i treid to pull in there :lalala:
     
  6. Apr 17, 2007 at 8:33 AM
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    TacoChef

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    Hey JDMAN. After researching synthetic oil being used in our armed forces and racing cars for it's high demand lubrication, that sold me!!! Instead of changing every 3,000 miles as before now I change every 6,000. It also helps with the added cost. I work in Toyota Sales and discovered that Toyota filters have a check valve. When you turn the engine off it keeps some of the oil still on top end. When starting in theory I would assume you get faster lubrication to the top end. I would highly recommend a Toyota oil filter!
     
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