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Oil recommendations

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gfunk123, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Aug 3, 2018 at 5:15 AM
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    Gfunk123

    Gfunk123 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a 2013 tacoma v6 several months ago and now it time for an oil change. Truck had all oil changes done at dealership previously using 5w30 API SN every 5k miles. Not sure if dealership oil is Dino, synthetic blend or full synthetic.
    Going forward what type of oil should I use as I will be doing my own oil changes?
     
  2. Aug 3, 2018 at 5:22 AM
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    irayfz6

    irayfz6 TTC #0249

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    Everyone has their favorite. Personally, I prefer Mobil 1 5w-30. Just choose one that meets the specs in your owner’s manual and you will be fine. You should use a quality filter as well. I use Mobil 1 filters due to availability, and they offer good mail in rebates if you check their website. Lots of people use the OEM Toyota filters, as they are high quality and relatively inexpensive.
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2018 at 5:24 AM
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    TacomaMike37

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    I use Mobil 1. Honestly, it doesnt matter though. Just buy the cheapest you can find.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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    PackCon

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    I put a lot of miles on my truck so I swapped to full synthetic so I could swap OCI to every 10,000+ miles to save time and money.

    Oil needs to be changed at a minimum of once per year. So for someone who doesn’t put 10,000 miles a year on their truck may not need to do the synthetic switch to prolong OCI.

    There is no benefit to changing to synthetic if you change your oil every 5k. Dino oil provides the same protection.
     
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  5. Aug 3, 2018 at 6:05 AM
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    taco2010trd

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    I always use what's on sale. I swear by it.
     
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  6. Aug 3, 2018 at 6:19 AM
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    Armed in Utah

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    Walmart branded 5w30 full synthetic in my two Taco trucks

    OEM filter....along with trying the Fram XG3600 synthetic type filter

    6K mile changes
     
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