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oil change on 06 taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by steve r, May 11, 2009.

  1. May 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    steve r

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    What oil can i use ?I like to go to synthetic if possible ,and what weight .
     
  2. May 11, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    DanGer

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    There are many good choices that have been discussed ad nausium on here (hint, SEARCH).

    Anyway I use mobile 1 0W-20 in my 4 cylinder. Look in your owners manual for what is recommended, then buy that weight in a good oil.
     
  3. May 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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  4. May 11, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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  5. May 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    amsoil all the way.
     
  6. May 11, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    I use Mobil 1. Synthetic is good to run in your truck.
     
  7. May 11, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    Thats what i was leaning towards from what i read here .To much good info here .Cant wait to do all my upgrades .
     
  8. May 11, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    Mineral oil.
     
  9. May 11, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Ah...good choice. Any particular kind of mineral?
     
  10. May 11, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    I just used acetone, I heard it improves gas mileage
     
  11. May 11, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    Acetone infused mineral oil. It also doubles as a high quality blinker fluid.
     
  12. May 11, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    So its a "Uni-fluid"! We may need to tell Krazie about this....
     
  13. May 11, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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  14. May 11, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    I may need to try on the girlfrineds car:devil:

    Then she wont be driving that hideous POS anymore
     
  15. May 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    Personally I just use the stock weight, castrol GTX Syntec. Worked great in my TT 300hp vr-4, I see no reason it won't work good in a n/a engine.
     
  16. May 13, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    I used 5w30 mobil 1 synthetic oil today in my truck with toyota oil filter .I did notice its more responsive a bit .The ticking of the motor quited down a wee bit too.It is
    just me or is this real .
     
  17. May 13, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    you need 5.5 quarts of 5W30 oil. I use mobil 1 synthetic.
     
  18. May 13, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    a fresh oil change always seems to smooth out the engine for me. it's probably all in my head.
     
  19. May 13, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    it should tell you the recommended weight on the fill hole or dipstick.

    Castrol regular or synthetic
     
  20. May 13, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I dont think its in your head. I have noticed the same.
     
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