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oil change intervals

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brians05taco, May 25, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    brians05taco

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    just had toyota change my oil and they recommend every 5000 miles and use castrol oil...it went from three to four now 5000 just had me concerned a bit not using any oil and have an 05 tacoma. ok or stick with lower mileage
     
  2. May 25, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    go the 5k and use mobile1
     
  3. May 25, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    Did they use synthetic?
     
  4. May 25, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    brians05taco

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    nope i called them and they follow what castrol says and that the oil is supposed to not break down as easy and a bunch of other crap... i had 4000 when i brought it and oil was still pretty clear.
     
  5. May 25, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    redezman

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    my dealer does mine every 5000
    part of the deal for me buying, 5 yr or 75000 miles free oil changes and tore rotations
     
  6. May 25, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    damm nice deal they charge 36 just for the oil change.
     
  7. May 25, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    If it's synthetic, than 5000 miles is no problem...
     
  8. May 25, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    On modern engines 5000 mile oil changes are fine with any quality oil. However, if you drive your engine hard (towing, heavy duty off-roading, etc.), I would change it every 3000 with conventional oil, 5000 with synthetic, but that's just my opinion.
     
  9. May 25, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    sounds good to me, daily driver mostly, not driven hard
     
  10. May 25, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    Regular oil = 3000 miles
    Full Synthetic oil = 5000-6000 miles

    I love how the deal says you can go 5000-7500 on regular oil. Yeah you can but you're seriously shorting the life of your engine. The dealer wants you to go higher milage on regular oil so they can sell you an engine @100k.
     
  11. May 25, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    5k on synthetic for me
     
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    I followed the owners manual maintenance interval until I hit 100,000 miles. Now its every 3,000 religiously
     
  13. May 25, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    I get my oil change at 5000 miles exactly or little earlier.
     
  14. May 25, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    I use Pennzoil 5W-30 and change every 5,000 miles. I mostly drive 10mins to and from work (during rush hr.) and tow my TT once a month.
     
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    The only way to know for sure is to get an oil analysis done after each oil change for 2-3 oil change cycles. Stick with a particular brand to avoid introducing unnecessary variables. The lab will then tell you how long you can go between oil changes.

    I change my oil every 5k with Mobil 1, which is about every 6 months. Blackstone Labs tells me I could lengthen the interval if I want. I drive under "severe" conditions (short trips, wet, cold, sometimes dusty).
     
  16. May 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    I know I'm overdoing it a bit but Mobil 1 5W-30 at 3000 miles with OEM filter. I go up, over, down and back on a 7200 ft. elevation freeway about twice a week. The engine is working and revving higher than normal driving. I figure it's considered hard driving and so I change more frequently.
     
  17. May 31, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Would I void any part of the warrenty if I changed my oil at 5300 miles but only 4 months apart? I use full synthetic.
     
  18. May 31, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    They have to prove your maintenance schedual actually caused the damage. If something should happen just say you did your changes on a regular basis.
     
  19. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    If you drive "normal", and 99.9% of us actually do, 5000 mile change intervals on conventional oil in a typical vehicle (non turbocharged) will still leave plenty (1000+ miles) of oil life remaining.

    I've had multiple oil analyses done on multiple vehicles, including my Tacoma, and on every one I can go well beyond 5000 miles and be fine. It's not 1970 anymore but Valvoline and Auto Zone love you 3000 mile oil change guys that still change oil like it's 1970 with its lesser oils, carburetors, and leaded gasoline.

    You should have an oil analysis done for real evidence on what is actually necessary vs what you think is necessary.


    edit:

    this is really old but some of you may not have seen it. It has some interesting data

    http://neptune.spacebears.com/cars/stories/oil-life.html
     
  20. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    I'd say that most of the replies were opinions and not data. The only data were a few posts about sending off samples for oil analysis.
     
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