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oil screw up.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by esimmons, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Oct 13, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    esimmons

    esimmons [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok so i went to get my oil today and i have know idea why, but i bought 5w20 for some reason and didnt realize it before i was poring it in i live in NC and about to hit the winter. it doesnt get too cold here. so should i drain it and get the right stuff or just leave it in there.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    macgyver

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    You'll be fine.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    Leave it. Still fine for cold weather, but you might not get that extra hundredth of mile per gallon by using zero weight.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    TurfTaco

    TurfTaco Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    oil is oil
     
  5. Oct 13, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    your fine thats what i use now
     
  6. Oct 13, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    sorry thats wrong 0w20 is what im useing but your fine
     
  7. Oct 13, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    danimal92sport

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    Well that's certainly not true...

    But with that said - OP, you'll be fine in my opinion.
     
  8. Oct 13, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    TurfTaco Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    Oil is overated. You will get much farther without any oil than you will without any gas. I like to tell that to my mechanic at work. He gets so upset. Haha
     
  9. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    no it is not synthetic. not even part synthetic
     
  10. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    What engine do you have?
     
  11. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    Why would he get upset? A blown motor is money in his pocket with a little bit of work. ha
     
  12. Oct 13, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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  13. Oct 13, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    Haha this is true.
     
  14. Oct 13, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    And I let my pistons gap my sparkplugs for me, too.
     
  17. Oct 13, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    I did that too! I still have it in my truck. It was Castrol Edge 5w-20 in a gold 5.xx quart jug. I was so pissed. It won't hurt your truck. You will be fine.
     
  18. Oct 13, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    TurfTaco Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    I have a 1996 honda 300 4wheeler that I bought new. I have never changed or added oil. There is nothing on the dipstick. 15 years! It is a honda though...
     
  19. Oct 13, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    Honestly if you keep pretty strict on the 3k or 5k change interval, Oil is Oil. As long as your not pouring 0 weight in 100 degree climates and 40 weight at subzero temps your truck will be fine. Changing your oil ever 3k or 5k will ensure that the oil barely sees half life.
     
  20. Oct 14, 2011 at 3:45 AM
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    TurfTaco

    TurfTaco Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    ;)
     
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