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how much damage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pacman, May 19, 2010.

  1. May 19, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    pacman

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    ive been changing my own oil since new in 06 using 10w-30 thinking that it whould be better in the heat of north carolina. i just did a search and found that it calls for 5w-30 for reasons that i didnt know..... did i hurt my engine? its not doing anything abnormal that i can tell, just worried. thanks in advance
     
  2. May 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    Not that big of a deal
     
  3. May 19, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    fuggitaboudit....not a big deal.
     
  4. May 19, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    Nothing to worry about. Your engine is not concerned.

    You might've lost some gas mileage in the first 2 minutes of engine operation, but that's about the extent of the "damage".
     
  5. May 19, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    good lookin out fellas
     
  6. May 19, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    sell it before it blows up in your face
     
  7. May 19, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    i know the question sounded dumb but durring the search chris 4x4 had a good post about the auto. vale timing or somthing like that....just making sure the next 1 will be the right stuff, however it just seems to thin.
     
  8. May 19, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    The first number is for cold weather. If it's hot where you are, not much of an issue. They recommend 5W30 due to the variable valve timing being regulated by oil pressure. So if you use the wrong weight, the VVT will be off.
     
  9. May 19, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    blackwatertaco

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    It ain't nothing...Here at work, THey put 15w40 diesel oil in everything. (and we ain't got any diesel trucks)
     
  10. May 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    ...a ton...
     
  11. May 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    First number is viscosity at cold temps, second at hot temps. Once his rig got to operating temp, it's all 30weight oil, so meh.
     
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