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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fireturk41, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Jun 6, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    i change my oil every 3k miles, i wanted to switch over from pezoil to something else, so i chose mobil1...i forgot its a synthetic oil so i accidentally 3k miles ago put synthetic oil in to my 1st gen with 207k miles, i have not had any leaks with mobil1, should i stay with the synthetic or go to back to conventional oil with valvolineconventional. right now i dunno what to do because i am proud of not burning oil or leaking it and dont want this screw up to cause it
     
  2. Jun 6, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    Hmmmm dunno but intrested in where this goes...
     
  3. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    What are you afraid of screwing up? Where in the world did you read that you can't use use synth in a higher mileage vehicle? You think that using synth will make your engine burn oil? Oil is oil. PERIOD!
     
  4. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    I would say you are better than before with mobil1 !
     
  5. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    KenpachiZaraki Its Wicked Flow BITCHES!!

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    Dude Don't worry. You'll be fine. There's nothing wrong with going from conventional to sythetic, unless you're afraid of gaining a few extra horses.:p
     
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    But can you switch back to conventional with out any problems?
     
  7. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    X2 You will be fine
     
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  9. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    i was afraid the sudden change may cause a leak ive heard about it from some people.

    i dont really know though, since the switch went good should i just stay with mobil1?
     
  10. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    YEs, now you can change on 5k mile intervals
     
  11. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    I too have heard these myths about oil, but you are fine to switch between brands and both synthetic and conventional oil between changes, I personally wouldn't combine the two in one oil change(had to be said). I went synthetic (Mobil1, because it was on sale at the time) and never went back. Since then I went all out and did the diffs, x-fer case and transmission. Next up is the brake fluid. And after all of that I couldn't see any difference in gas consumption or temp, I think it's more peace of mind and if you sleep better at night with synthetic then stick with it.
     
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    My truck has always had synthetic since day one. It shouldn't be a problem...
     
  13. Jun 6, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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    i have heard people say that older model vehicles shouldnt use syn b/c the smaller moleculed syn would get the the seals, but nothing about high mileage. i always ran syn in my 01 integra never had a problem
     
  14. Jun 7, 2009 at 5:43 AM
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    If you develope any leaks, it'll occur over time.

    I bought my first tacoma with 60K miles and I started using Mobile 1. I used Mobile 1 for 5 years (till 110k miles). I developed some 'sweating' around the oil pan gasket which was nothing major. I got under there and snugged up what bolts I could reach. I changed the oil every 4K miles because I actually would lose 1/2 quart and the oil was really dirty/dark. Truck always ran great up till I sold it.

    Synthetics will penetrate further and they'll act as a cleansing agent - so be prepared for the oil to get dark (dirty) quicker than conventional oils.

    Every situation is different and what your truck might experience ...if anything at all...will be different than mine and everyone elses. I still believe using synthetics is beneficial whatever mileage you're at.

    From this point forward - make a habit of opening up the hood and checking the oil level from time to time. Look around and 'get to know' what things look like in case you do develope leaks,etc. A small minor leak is nothing to worry about.
     
  15. Jun 7, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    a friend of mine has a 1990 pickup with 360 000 KM, he used to run synthetic and was always leaking oil, he switched to conventional oil and hasn't leaked a drop since...
    I'd say keep an eye on it, if it leaks at all go back
     
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    If it leaks you have other problems to worry about. Like Janster alluded to this earlier, synth oils have more detergent qualities in their oil and cleans better than conventional oils. Gunk and crap have accumulated over the years between seals and when you use synth, it cleans that crap away from the seals and will leak. Why not just fix the leaks? The fallacy here is that many think the synth oil cause leaks... WRONG! It's bad seals that cause the leaks, dino oil just helps to disguise it is all.
     
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