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Motor oil question

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by telemarc, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    telemarc

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    Hey everybody...new to the forum. I was having a discussion with my boss today about oil weight and viscosity and it got me to wondering...Toyota recommends 5W-30 year-round for my '00 4cyl. 2.7. I have 122K on it and I'm wondering if I should run a heavier oil in the summer...something like 10W-40. Any opinions on this?
     
  2. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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  3. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Assuming your truck lives in NY, I would leave the 5/30. In warmer climates (averaging 90+) you might go heavier but not here in the north.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    telemarc

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    Great info, thanks. I think I'll stick with the 5/30. I run full synthetic anyways...not that it matters.
     
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