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Oil Change

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by jmbg, Mar 11, 2024.

  1. Mar 11, 2024 at 11:02 PM
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    jmbg

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    Im doing my first oil change.
    Any advise for oil and filter to be use? I dont want to wait for 10k miles free oil change from yota.
    TIA
     
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  2. Mar 11, 2024 at 11:09 PM
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    rtzx9r

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    Been using oem Toyota filter (buy at wal mart) and Mobil 1 0w20 since 2016. Occasionally will use Costco 0w20 when it’s on sale.

    get in the habit of doing it every 5k miles. Cheap and quick to diy at home vs letting the village idiot at the dealer screw it up, over charge you, and waste 2-3 hours of your time.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2024 at 11:20 PM
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    2021SR5V64WD

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    Every 5,000 miles, and rotate tires.

    I'm not handy with tools so I found an independent shop that only works on Toyota.
    Good people, good work, reasonable price.

    By the time it would take me to source the parts, do the job, and clean up my mess I figure I'm coming out ahead
    or breaking even and helping keep these good people in business. And since it's been the same crew for going on 3
    years now they'll clue me to any issue that might be upcoming. I figure it's pennies on the dollar to do this.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2024 at 12:57 AM
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    nightcrawler

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    BlackCat81

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    just changed mine yesterday. I used an OEM filter and kirkland 0w20. I got 2 5qt containers for $38.
     
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  6. Mar 12, 2024 at 5:31 AM
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    Inyo_man

    Inyo_man Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.

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    You can bring your rig into the dealer any time before the 10k miles to get the free oil change service.
    When I called my local dealer, they told me it wasn't due for the service yet. I let them know that I wanted it now...no problem. Why pay, if they are offering it for free at this point?

    Cheers
     
  7. Mar 12, 2024 at 5:37 AM
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    use an OE filter and your choice of 0W20. pennzoil, havoline, valvoline, castrol, and mobil 1 are probably the most common and can be found at some of the lowest prices in places like walmart or online at Amazon.

    fyi, toyota recommends in writing to change the oil at either 5K or 10K miles depending on use. they list the criteria in the manual. for some reason, many believe and post that toyota only recommends changing the oil every 10K miles. follow whatever OCI you want.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2024 at 5:39 AM
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    amyracecar

    amyracecar suck it up buttercup

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    Better you do it if you care about your truck.

    Free? Nothing is free.

    And never underestimate the dealer's ability to screw up something as simple as an oil change.
    Because you know they put their most unqualified idiot on the 'free' stuffs.
    Lots of stories round here to prove that.
     
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    Easy to do if you are experienced and have the tools. Toyota will not make you wait for 10 K
     
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    Dark_Taco

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    Just did mine yesterday. Pennzoil 0w20 and OEM filter. Don’t over think it.

    IMG_5196.jpg
     
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    Dealer dependent, but they actually adhere to it with unfortunate frequency.
     
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    fyi: mobil 1 runs a promo every spring/summer. it was a lot better before pandemic but still pretty good.
    here is last years: https://acbincentives.com/mobil1/terms.asp
    if you don't see walmart in store list, it does work for walmart. for some reason last couple of years they did not list
    walmart properly but i called mobil 1 and they said it will work and it did.
     
  13. Mar 12, 2024 at 7:12 AM
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    BTW a motivx drain kit helps with the mess but isn’t required. Good luck!
     
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    Something that uses 100% GAS !!!!!!
    It is disheartening to read replies to threads on oil changes where people say "do it yourself". Does it ever occur to those DIY fans that many people may not be able to do it themselves, whether it be age, disability, not having tools/resources to do so.

    There are many people who live in apartments that do not allow tenants to work on vehicles and thus have to rely on the "idiots" at the "stealerships".
     
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    for old or disabled, of course not. But for average joe, most of them have at least one friend or family member who's space they can use briefly.
     
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    OEM Filter and Mobil 1 0W-20.
     
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    Sounds like you are too over sensitive.
    If you can't do it yourself for those reasons there is no shame in finding a good shop preferably some independent mechanic that does quality work to do it for you. Doing it yourself if you're capable is the most rewarding and money saving way to maintain your vehicles it's just not for everyone.
     
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    Clearwater Bill Never answer an anonymous letter

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    A few OE parts from fancy trucks
    Actually they do not.

    They do need to make the effort to find a reputable independent shop.

    If they are capable of owning and safely using a vehicle, there's no reason they can't figure out how to do that research.
     

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