1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

OK, what Motor Oil do you use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JWWPHOTO, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Jul 5, 2008 at 12:12 PM
    #1
    JWWPHOTO

    JWWPHOTO [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7162
    Messages:
    50
    Westlake, Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2008 Tacoma Pre-Runner w/ TRD packag
    What motor oil do you recommend for the Tacoma V6 4.0L engine and what interval do you Taco owners change oil at?


    Jeff
     
  2. Jul 5, 2008 at 12:23 PM
    #2
    SilverMac

    SilverMac Mine's the silver one...

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Member:
    #7427
    Messages:
    114
    Gender:
    Male
    Keller, TX
    Vehicle:
    2008 PreRunner DC SR5
    I've always used dino oil in the past, but I bought my Tacoma with the intention that it would last 10+ years... that being said, I've only used Mobil 1 Synthetic 10W-30. I change it as soon as the light comes on (4500 miles). I've heard that once you use synthetic, you should not put conventional oil back in it, so I guess I'm stuck buying the high dollar stuff, but since I don't change every 3000 miles like I used to, it won't be that much more.
     
  3. Jul 5, 2008 at 12:29 PM
    #3
    Versoel

    Versoel Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Member:
    #6066
    Messages:
    7
    Fayetteville NC
    Vehicle:
    06 SR5 with 3 inch OME lift
    3 inch old man emu lift
    Ive been using 5-30 Mobil one, I just put Royal Purple in this last time. It was on sale for cheaper than mobil one. I change it every 5k miles.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2008 at 12:33 PM
    #4
    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Member:
    #5340
    Messages:
    8,341
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ed
    Chihuahua, Mexico
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport Dcab 4x2 Black Sand Pearl
    OEM All Weather Mats, wheel locks, Toyota Silver Tube steps.....
    I think ill put some synthetic, maybe mobil 1 as you guys, but its not due til another 1000 Km i have about 4000 Km in the odo....
     
  5. Jul 5, 2008 at 12:40 PM
    #5
    kubota man

    kubota man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Member:
    #5804
    Messages:
    129
    hazard ky
    Vehicle:
    08 trd off road dc 4x4
    i put mobil 1 new 0 w 30 it said if you use 5 or 10 w then 0 w would be fine and my mpg has gone up to 22 hwy 19 city that oretty good for a v6 4x4
     
  6. Jul 5, 2008 at 1:02 PM
    #6
    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Member:
    #6624
    Messages:
    7,073
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Birmingham
    Vehicle:
    Sold my truck Jan '13... Still hang around.
    I did some looking/reading about motor oils when I got the truck (back in January). I decided to go with SuperTech 10w-30. It's actually the Wal-Mart brand, but it's made by the same company that makes one of the name brands (I can't remember which one anymore). The only difference is the additive package. I buy a 5qt jug plus another quart bottle. Since our trucks (the 4.0L V6, anyway) take 5.5 quarts per change, I have half a quart left over, which I keep behind the back seat in case I'm ever low.

    There are several motor oil threads on the site. Spend some time searching around and you'll probably find more information than you ever thought you could.

    I change every 5k miles. (I plan to, anyway. I've only put 3k miles on the truck since my first oil change.)
     
  7. Jul 5, 2008 at 1:12 PM
    #7
    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Member:
    #4929
    Messages:
    5,879
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lucas
    Kaplan, Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    07 Silver4dr. 4x4, V6 Shortbed
    5% Tint, Bug flector, vent Visors, Removed secondary air filter, Rear Spring TSB w/ Wheeler's Add A Leaf HD Pack, Icon 2.0 rear shocks, Toytec 3" lift up front with Total Chaos UCA's, Debadged, Billet Grille,TRD Offroad rims/17x9 Pro comp 6001 rims, Duratracs 265/75/16 or 285/70/17, Fog light anytime mod, Tailgate hose clamp mod, Pro-dry AFE filter. Extended Differential Breather, ABS on/off, 6000k LEDs from CSJumper, heads/fogs, ScanguageII, Devil horns, Devil horns on third brake light, Mounted 60" Highlift, Mounted Tool Box, Wet Okole Front/Rear Seat Covers, TW sticker, Midland Handheld CB,Painted engine cover, Revenge Fab Sliders, ARE Topper, Weather tech Floorliners.
    I use pennzoil platinum 5w 30. I just switched to this on my last oil change and i'll say this my oil looks much better this time than any other. I was worried because I was finding that I thought the oil coming out of my truck was looking bad and every time I checked it I thought the same thing. But since I put the synthetic in it looks much cleaner. Hasn't turned black yet.
     
  8. Jul 5, 2008 at 1:12 PM
    #8
    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Member:
    #5340
    Messages:
    8,341
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ed
    Chihuahua, Mexico
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport Dcab 4x2 Black Sand Pearl
    OEM All Weather Mats, wheel locks, Toyota Silver Tube steps.....
    sounds like a good deal
     
  9. Jul 5, 2008 at 1:44 PM
    #9
    Al Swearengen

    Al Swearengen Old Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Member:
    #7377
    Messages:
    24
    TRD Toyota rugged trail off road package.
    after break in it will be the same oil i use in all my vehicles and equipment, Amsoil. for filters and oil amsoil is all i trust and will change at 15k miles which is what most people get out of amsoil before it's done, not the 25k advertised.
     
  10. Jul 5, 2008 at 1:49 PM
    #10
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,254
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    Mobile 1 every 5K miles (when that damn maint light comes on - :))
     
  11. Jul 5, 2008 at 3:51 PM
    #11
    Asgard

    Asgard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Member:
    #6078
    Messages:
    1,093
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner DC SR5 w/LSD
    Amsoil, the first opportunity I get after 5000 miles.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2008 at 6:08 PM
    #12
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,141
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    If its the Dino oil, Pennzoil makes it. If its the Synthetic, it is made be Valvoline. Its a group III Oil. FWIW, Mobil 1 is a group IV. :)
     
  13. Jul 6, 2008 at 1:28 AM
    #13
    MikeS.

    MikeS. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Member:
    #7207
    Messages:
    288
    Far Eastern WVa
    Vehicle:
    2008 DC LB 4x4 in Speedway Blue.
    Undercover bed topper, Nerf style step bars, Python alarm, Ham radio with 250 watt amp and chrome wheel well bling.
    For new vehicles dino oil at 1K. Then Mobil at 5K and every 5k after that. I also use OEM filters, I can buy a case (10) of Tacoma filters for 3.27 each online, plus shipping.
     
  14. Jul 6, 2008 at 2:54 AM
    #14
    hans17

    hans17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Member:
    #3860
    Messages:
    99
    san juan puerto rico
    Vehicle:
    tacoma xtra cab v6 sport 2007
    3"ez-lift kit , 1" spacer , stock wheels 17" , 285/70-17
    I use Amsoil 5w-30 xl and I change it every 10,000 miles .:cool:
     
  15. Jul 6, 2008 at 8:25 AM
    #15
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....
    i was running either pennzoil platinum 5w30 or mobil1 5w30 and a mobil1 m1-102 oil filter in my 06 prerunner with the 4.0. now that i traded for the 04 4x4........gonna do the same thing.
     
  16. Jul 6, 2008 at 8:27 AM
    #16
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,141
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Do you have an oil analysis done?
     
  17. Jul 6, 2008 at 9:26 AM
    #17
    hans17

    hans17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Member:
    #3860
    Messages:
    99
    san juan puerto rico
    Vehicle:
    tacoma xtra cab v6 sport 2007
    3"ez-lift kit , 1" spacer , stock wheels 17" , 285/70-17
    Yes at first I tought that it would no hold up for so many miles but as a dealer you have a 1 first analysis for free and it came back saying it was o.k. , but i changed it anyways. I saw a comparison of mobil-1 and amsoil in toyota nation and they went all the way until 20,000. I've been using Amsoil for 30 years in my car, boat,motorcycle and had no problems.:cool:
     
  18. Jul 6, 2008 at 11:55 AM
    #18
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,141
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Cool! I run Mobil 1 and get an analysis every so often. Its a good thing to do when running oil for extended periods. :)
     
  19. Jul 6, 2008 at 1:07 PM
    #19
    vivafire

    vivafire Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2007
    Member:
    #3484
    Messages:
    112
    Gender:
    Male
    Galveston,Texas
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner SR5 V6
    Add N-Fab side steps-debaged,cat-back exhaust from MagnaFlow and a Stage 2 intake system from AFE
    Just change my oil for the first time about 2 weeks ago and use Mobil 1 synthetic oil.
     
  20. Jul 6, 2008 at 3:33 PM
    #20
    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Member:
    #643
    Messages:
    6,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    San Antonio, TX
    Vehicle:
    2015 4Runner Trail Edition Premium
    Cloaking Device
    Sorry, Charli...

    (had to get that outta the way)

    I understand the issues. I had the same problems with my Suzuki GS500E and my Honda Nighthawk 750. To make matters worse, the guy at the Suzuki/Harley shop flat-out told me that if isn't a Harley - he doesn't care to see it back in his shop. :eek:

    :rant::rant::rant::smash::fenforcer:
    (insert ballistic remarks that are unsuitable for the ears of children, parents, grandparents, and anyone with a heart condition)

    Sounds like you might be able to start your own shop and really hurt their business since they are the only ones in town...:drevil:
     
To Top