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Idemitsu

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Goldwrench, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Jun 22, 2020 at 5:56 AM
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    Anyone using idemitsu atf in their rides? Opinions, plz. Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:17 PM
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    40 views, no opinions?
     
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    We are just looking cause we have no idea what the title idemitsu means. I still don’t
     
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    are you using the WS or T-IV? type
     
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    Is anyone? I'm betting someone on the planet of 7 billion people has put idemitsu atf in a Tacoma.

    NObody is responding because they've not hear of it, or not used it.

    the question is, why? why not one of the already very common and popular fluids?
     
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    I used the 0w20 oil, and researched the T-IV ATF fluid its a Japanese company but their oils are made in the USA , I think Missouri? anyways the ATF isn't the Toyota proprietary fluid even though they say they supply Japanese automakers with it, the Toyota WS and T-IV is more than likely made by MOBIL from what im finding
     
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    I asked a guy who is an oil distributor about it, turns out he is a distro for Idemitsu also. Here is what he said:
    "It's made in Jeffersonville Indiana or Wood River Illinois depending on the product.
    There is a strange joint venture between Phillips 66 and idemitsu right now. They got in bed together politically due to Honda.
    P66 has the contract to make all of Honda's automotive oils. However a lot of the power sports stuff is still made by idemitsu. However it's warehoused and distributed by p66 marketers like myself.
    Idemitsu also uses p66 marketers mostly for Mazda and Subaru, who they're the oem for.
    It's solid product. Kinda pricey. Interesting formulations as they were heavy moly before anyone else was. Along with boron. P66 recently went that direction as well with GF6 (this is a new standard for 2020).
    They are also big in the industrial products market. We've sold some of their gear oils and the like in unique applications.
    Still small over all in the Us. But they want to grow."

    Knowing this guy's reputation and such, if he says it's good stuff, and sells it (he owns the distribution company) I'd have zero issues using it
     
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  10. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:07 PM
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    I've never heard of Idemitsu! I probably wouldn't it just because of the name. Immediately made me think of 'ACME' from the Road Runner.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2020 at 6:35 AM
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    I use their motor oil in my turbo Honda mostly because I like the idea of the molybdenum. A little expensive.
     
  12. Jun 23, 2020 at 11:42 AM
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    It's probably decent stuff but for a little more (or maybe same price) you can get the OEM Toyota T-IV or Mobil 3309 ATF which are the same thing and very good for your Aisin transmission.
     
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    Exxon/ Mobil uses Toyota to push Mobil1 oil $$$$, Im sticking with Toyota original motor oil Demitsu
     

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