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Oil consumtion

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vbibi, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    vbibi

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    Hi guys, Vbibi hire with my litle question,
    I had my truck for litle over 3 mo. now and I check the oil ever so often to check in the use of oil as the engine breaks down. Now I have 3200 milles
    and the oil is still 1/16" over the high mark. This engine does not use any oil? It is good or bad? I intend to change my first oil at 5000 as per Toyota recomendations. Her first oil change is gona be Mobil 1 syntetic.
    Please help>
    take care
    vbibi:confused:
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    Brunes

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    It's a brand new/high tech engine- If it was using that much oil already I'd be worried...

    Mobil 1 seems to be a popular choice....Synthetic fluids for the drive line gears is a good idea too..
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    I am hoping that using oil will not be an issue until way late into the vehicles life span and not even then actually. NO losing or using oil is a good thang
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    75000 miles and still uses NO oil.use amsoil to.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    Pretty well built motors... I'm at 41k and haven't seen any indication of oil consumption.:)
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    No it isn't. If the engine does not consume any oil, it means it is not lubricating the rings. Any normal gasoline engine must consume some oil in the normal course of operations.

    Most people with engines that consume very little oil (but enough to lubricate the rings) just don't notice because either the level drop is so slight as to be insignificant between oil changes, or because the lost oil is being replaced by contaminants (fuel, water, etc.).
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    ^ very well then. I'll change that to... NO losing and very little using oil is a good thang :)
     
  8. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    You should have changed the oil 2200 miles ago....
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    holy smokes...:popcorn:
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    Actually, he SHOULD follow the owners manual. Just because you and I choose not to and do it early doesn't mean that's what he SHOULD do.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    Obviously, when an engine is "losing" oil it's either leaking it or burning it. Both = BAD THANG.:eek:
     
  12. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    my girlfriends Honda is burning oil like crazy and I do not want that to happen to the taco. I was using synthetic in my other truck and changed every 10k miles and never had burning or losing issues, at least not enough to require topping off between changes
     
  13. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    I am sure that you are consuming an undetectable amount of oil, but if it is a noticable amount you should be worried. Good idea to go with Mobil 1, I have used it for years.
     
  14. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    Wrong. See the above posts about why all engines consume some oil. It's completely normal for many engines to consume as much as a 1/2 qt every 5000 miles.
     
  15. Aug 11, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    Thanks guys, much apreciated all your inputs.
    God bless
    vbibi
     
  16. Aug 11, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    Mine consumes no noticable amounts to me... pretty impressive as my G35 would burn an 1/8 quart after about 4k.
     
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