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High Mileage Oil

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by A_Ninja_Racer, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Feb 20, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    A_Ninja_Racer

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    I was driving to work the other day and heard a commercial on the radio Talking about how you should start using High mileage oil after 75,000 miles. Now I am only sitting at 48k on my odometer at the moment and even though its a 2008 in my mind its hard not to continue to think of it as a new Car. So I was wondering for those of you that have many more miles on there second gen Tacomas when did you start using High mileage oil? Or did you?
     
  2. Feb 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    Pugga

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    80k miles here and no plans to switch to a high mileage oil. I run Mobil 1 5W-30 and will continue to do so until it dies or I trade it in, whichever comes first.
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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    See that was My Thought. After the Dealer quit giving me oil Changes I switched to Royal Purple and was going to just stick with that. I just wanted to see what everybody else was doing.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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    or did I ?, I did not.

    +210,000 miles and always used mobil 1 since day 1 (I am original owner)
    and it has no sludge, perfect compression, no oil loss (except
    normal pcv and rings) higher MPG than EPA says it should have....

    so I expect to continue with regular flavor Mobil 1 until the thing
    dies from something other than engine problems :D
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    TL;DR What Pugga said ^^^^
     
  5. Feb 20, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    My old man has 239k on the clock of his '98 4Runner with the 3.4L. Plain old dino oil since day one, runs like a champ, burns none. Before that he had (until '98!) an '83 Toyota pickup with the 4 cyl (2.2 or 2.4, I forget). Same deal, nothing but dino oil and he got 268k out of that before the body rusted out from under him.


    High mileage oil == snake oil IMO.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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    Personally....I think all that 'High Mileage' synthetics .... is all advertising and marketing. It's the same oil....just packaged differently to target a different group of buyers.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    When I think high mileage oil, I usually think 20W-50 and see it being used in an old, absolutely beat on engine. The thicker oil provides better protection to the worn parts and is sort of a last resort to hold off a rebuild or bringing the vehicle to the scrap yard.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    79K miles on the X-Runner and 72K miles on my Impala... Both still run 5w30 Royal Purple and don't intend on changing it.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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    Most of the high-milage oils just have a different additive package then regular oils. Last I read the differences are mostly additional additives to keep the seals swelled and happy.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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    ^^^

    My civic had worn rings and weepy main seals for all 90k miles I drove it. With valvoline max life it didn't lose nearly as much oil as their regular dino stuff and the oil pan was definitely cleaner. It usually worked out to about 1000 miles between 1 quart top offs instead of 500 miles on straight dino.

    Then I switched to mobil 1, which made it weep like an old woman watching Gone With the Wind, but because it wouldn't burn it off so fast, it kept oil even longer than with the max life. A lot of times only one quart would get it to the next 3k mile oil change. This was good, especially since I had odd issues with the vtec not activating on the max life.

    Rule of thumb, if it doesn't leak, use normal oil; if it's making a mess of your garage floor, maybe try the high mileage oil.

    I suppose I'd use it if the valve seals were leaking too. Those cold startup skeeter-fogger-clouds aren't a bragging point.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    Previous owner used to haul heavy loads, so he put an AAL on it and TRD front suspension with a lift and custom rear suspension for added weight capacity. I recently installed a tow package (Curt with lifetime warranty) So i will definitely see what this thing can handle as far as weight goes.
    When you say regular flavor do you mean non synthetic? I use full synthetic (i know i don't need to) but i like knowing I'm using high quality stuff.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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    Previous owner used to haul heavy loads, so he put an AAL on it and TRD front suspension with a lift and custom rear suspension for added weight capacity. I recently installed a tow package (Curt with lifetime warranty) So i will definitely see what this thing can handle as far as weight goes.
    I use Pennzoil Platinum in mine, I'm at 75,000. People say Pennzoil has was wax in it... Maybe in the 50's and 60's.. I'm sure they're smart enough not to put engine harming stuff in a full synthetic oil they advertise (especially after what happened to engines back in the day) to keep your pistons 40% cleaner than the competition. Even though the tops of the pistons do not see engine oil (if the rings are good) i don't see why having spotless pistons helps you. Unless the oil is getting into the combustion chamber and coating the top of my pistons where the most carbon buildup is how is it going to clean them? Oil companies are funny. I like the oil cause its newly engineered and i can go 6 or 7k instead of 3-5k on conventional.
     
  13. Mar 14, 2014 at 3:35 PM
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    Go Syntetic...Period...best choice.My car never run so smooth and fast .330.000 miles and counting.
     
  14. Mar 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM
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    I used high mileage oil in my old 97 only because it had high mileage, it was called what ever WalMart had on sale granted it only had 285,000 miles on it though. Oh yeah I used the orange can of doom too for the filter.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2014 at 6:14 PM
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    I switched from regular Mobil 1 synthetic to the Mobil 1 Synthetic high mileage because I read somewhere that it helps prevent leaks, and such. I have no idea the details on the oil, but I do know that my timing chain cover oil leak stopped leaking after I switched to high mileage oil. I don't know if that was coincidence or not, but it did happen. I've been using Mobil 1 high mileage ever since. I'm currently at 155k miles
     
  16. Mar 14, 2014 at 6:43 PM
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    I have less than 2500 miles on my 2014. When I change the oil at 5000 I will use 0W-30 after reading what Bob the oil guy has to say.

    http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101/

    I suggest you read through the entirety of "oil 101". The people who contribute to that site are in the oil industry and many of them are oil scientists. Every man makes his own decisions based on the information he has. I am merely providing additional information.
     
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    high mileage is for regular engines to last longer like toyota engines....
     
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  18. Mar 14, 2014 at 8:45 PM
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    My truck is at just over 200k km, I run mobil1 synthetic high mileage 5w 30. Don't know if it's actually gonna make a difference but what can it hurt?
     
  19. Mar 14, 2014 at 9:50 PM
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    Lol, high mileage oil has seal conditioners in the oil that keep gaskets and seals in older vehicles from cracking and drying out and shrinking.


    all bottles of hm oils state this difference.
     
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