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Oil change

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 2016TacoTuesday, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Feb 1, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    2016TacoTuesday

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    I needed an oil change, so I did it myself last weekend, nothing new or exciting. It's been a tough month for me so I haven't been in my full headspace. It all went smoothly, truck's running fine. Until I went to go throw out the empy jugs of oil in my works recycling bin and realized it was 5W-20 instead of the regular 0W-20. Did I just fuck my truck up? I know the vescosity difference isn't much, but I love my truck and just want to know if I did some damage either long term/short term and if I should change my oil asap? Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    11Bravo4x4

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    5w20 only means it will be a little thicker on a cold start hence what the “W” stands for... when it warms it’ll be at 20 so your fine ... just next time do 0w20. You’ll be just fine.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    shakerhood

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    I believe the manual states if you cannot find 0w-20 then you can use 5w-20 until the next change.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    Rock Lobster

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    Eh, just funnel in a shotglass-full of toluene paint thinner down the dipstick, you'll be fine. :devil::bananadead::violent:
     
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  5. Feb 1, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    JNG

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    You will be fine. Read your manual to see why.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    NJtaco421

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    I’m pretty sure the W stands for winter. Signifying the oil will be thinner when it’s colder outside.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    shadyfist1511

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    RTFM (read the fucking manual)
     
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  8. Feb 1, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    Woodrow F Call

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    Yup. The truck is toast.











    Just change to 0w-20 in 5000 miles like the manual says.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    The hammer

    The hammer Who’s the Wrench?

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    You're fine for now, change it next time as per manual.



    Engine Oil selection.jpg
     
  10. Feb 1, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    Tocamo

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    W stands for women, dumbasses..... :D:D:D
     
  11. Feb 1, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    kahanabob

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    i put in 5W-20 that i get at costco. book says OK once in a while.
     
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  12. Feb 1, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    kahanabob

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    i use 5W-20, live in Maui, we just had a cold snap here got down to 69 degrees.
     
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  13. Feb 1, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    I only use 5W-30 for close to 2 years now. But I am in AZ :)
     
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  14. Feb 1, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    I just put 0w40 in my taco a week ago. Trust me it’s thicker at most temperatures than your 5w20. You will have perfectly adequate protection.
    Was the 5w20 synthetic?
     
  15. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    2016TacoTuesday

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    No, I don't believe so. But next time i'll be alot more deligent when buying my oil!
     
  16. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    Bryanccfshr

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    I would just run it 5k if you are not sure.
     
  17. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    Yeah for sure. Thanks man!
     
  18. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:15 AM
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    Comatose

    Comatose You snuff it, we stuff it.

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    You're all mistaken... the W stands for 'Wabbits'

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