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Oil question

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by LongfellowDeeds, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Nov 27, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    LongfellowDeeds

    LongfellowDeeds [OP] LongfellowDeeds

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    Gibson cat back and Amsoil EA air filter. Others coming as I decide what I want to do.
    Long story short, I just got my first Taco (2005 V6 PreRunner TRD off road), I bout it off of my uncle's estate who passed away about 8 months ago. I know he liked to run RotellaT 15w40 in everything he owned and assume that he was running that in the Taco. I know Toyota recommends 5w30. So my question is, should I keep running the 15w40 or switch over to 5w30? Is the a benefit one way or the other? I live in the Texas pan handle so we have "mild" winters usually does not get much colder than the teens and much hotter than 105 in the summer.

    I used the run the 15w40 in my motorcycle and loved the stuff and never had a problem with it.......

    SO what says the hive?

    Thanks guys! :)
     
  2. Nov 27, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    TicTacOma

    TicTacOma UnderWater Monopoly Champion

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    15w40 is primarily used in heavy diesel applications. I'm sure it can be used in gas motors but I'd shy away from it for the Tacoma.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  4. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    I would use whatever is recommended in the owners manual.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    ikataco

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  6. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
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