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Oil change due, what oil to use ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rico334, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    rico334

    rico334 [OP] Active Member

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    I bought my '03 tacoma used from a dealership. It was a trade in with 82k miles on it when I bought it. I've now put 3k on it and ready for my first oil change. There is no sticker anywhere to know what oil the previous owner used, what would you guys recommend I go with since I don't know what it's been used to drinking ?
     
  2. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    Incognito

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    I'd go with synthetic over conventional oil. I use Amsoil, and it's a great oil. It has a 25K mile rating (although I change it at 10K) and has excelled at the many tests it's been put through. It's a bit more expensive than your normal synthetic such as Mobil 1 or Castrol oil, but it's worth it IMO.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    I second the Amsoil
     
  4. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    85k on the truck and I run castrol GTX High Milage. Run it in my prelude too, seems to work well.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    I use Mobil 1 5W30.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    ^x2...fwiw, i've used Mobil 1 in my vehicles, religiously, and never had engine problems. (realistically, as long as you change dino every 3k, you should be good...Toyota engines are pretty much bulletproof, in my experience.)
     
  7. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    mobile 1 fuly synthetic 5w 30. |
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    EDIT: if you use this oil your truck will look that good \/
     
  8. Nov 21, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    Mobil 1 synthetic with Mobil 1 filter
     
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    Any quality brand name oil of the right weight, synthetic preferably.

    I use Royal Purple, but almost all the major brands on the shelf are fine.
     
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