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Oil Change Milleage??????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 08Tacoma, May 8, 2008.

  1. May 8, 2008 at 2:45 PM
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    08Tacoma

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    Hey guys..

    How long do you guys wait in every oil change??

    In the past they recommended every 3000 milles, but, where I got my truck, they said that every 5000 milles should be ok!! Is that true??

    What do u guys think?
     
  2. May 8, 2008 at 2:48 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I'll be doing synthetic every 5K
     
  3. May 8, 2008 at 3:05 PM
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    camsbored

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    Every 5,000 is default and fine. Every 5k miles is pretty short nowadays... most new cars (I don't know about other trucks) are anywhere between 5-15k miles. I always changed my old cars' oil every 5k too. I'm pretty sure the 3k mile interval is promoted by Jiffy Lube for more business!
     
  4. May 8, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    zmtnbik

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    1st change was at 500 miles, every subsequent change has been at 5,000.
     
  5. May 8, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    humanoid

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    Even every 5K with dino oil is fine. Oil manufactured these days is much more different when compared to the days of your dad or grandfather. More additives are added these days compared to way back when. Just follow what it states in the manual and do it at the specified intervals and your truck will bring you years of service.
     
  6. May 8, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    BeefTaco

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    Toyota recommends every 5000 miles but I will be changing mine every 3500 miles with a mobil synthetic blend.
     
  7. May 8, 2008 at 6:27 PM
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    eye one

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    I just made the switch to synthetic. I will check it after 5K, if it still looks good then change it every 7,500.
     
  8. May 8, 2008 at 6:47 PM
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    humanoid

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    Looks can be deceiving. The only way to truly know if the oil is still good is to do an oil analysis.
     
  9. May 8, 2008 at 8:32 PM
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    nagelg

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    The old "3000 mile" figure that we all went by is a carry over from the '50s and earlier when non-detergent oil was the norm. ND oil doesn't suspend the micro particles of sludge like today's more efficient detergent oils do. The sludge (particles) would just adhere to the bearings and other parts. Those old motors would wear out in 1/3rd the time these newer motors do. A car using ND oil back then was about ready for the scrap yard at 60,000 miles.
     
  10. May 9, 2008 at 3:53 AM
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    The Toyota manual recommends every 5,000miles.

    05+ trucks have an *idiot* light in your dash that will flash at you after 4,500 miles and stay on constant at 5,000 or more. If you need to know how to reset this idiot light - you can read it in the manual or search this forum.

    I change mine anywhere inbetween 4500 and 5500 depending on my work schedule and the time to get it done. I also run synthetic and toyota filters.
     
  11. May 14, 2008 at 1:59 PM
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    mws4ua

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    Do you guys consider the Toyota brand oil filter a must, or do you use FRAM, Bosch, STP, etc? If you do, what brand?

    I agree that modern conventional oil should handle 5k mile intervals just fine, but does anybody have a suggestion as to which brand of oil is best?
     
  12. May 14, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    Versoel

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    I run Mobil 1 syn every 5k miles. Im going to try the royal purple stuff out the next oil change and see how that does.
     
  13. May 14, 2008 at 3:14 PM
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    Change Your Oil Often And Dont Spend Money On Synthetic. Every Three Thousand Is My Opinion. If You Do This The Oil You Use Is Irrelevant. Told To Me By Many Car Mechanics (in The Last Five Years)
     
  14. May 14, 2008 at 3:22 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Factory filter is made really good. Do a search for "bob is the oil guy". I belive he tested some filters and showed that fram sucks.
     
  15. May 14, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i run pennzoil platinum and a mobil1 filter and change oil and filter every 5k miles.
     
  16. May 14, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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    What I usually do is take it to the dealership and get it done there, but they put on that sticker that the next change will be in 300 milles.

    I dont even know what kind of oil or filters do they use there...:S
     
  17. May 14, 2008 at 3:42 PM
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    I use Mobil 1 synthetic and still change every 3k. Some may say its a waste of money but I call it ....a good security feeling.
     
  18. May 14, 2008 at 4:21 PM
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    Every 16000 miles. AMSOIL 5W-30 and EaO57 filter. I drive a lot (40000/year)
     
  19. May 14, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    Every 16,000 miles damn!!! That is the most I have ever heard of. How many miles do you have on your Tacoma?
     
  20. May 14, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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    TacoNut

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    Mine will be changed every 3K-4.5K miles...

    Dollar for dollar changing your oil is one of the best things you can do to prolong the life of any engine.
     
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