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Pros and Cons to Synthetic Oil?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2004Taco, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    2004Taco

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    Im curious about the pros and cons to Synthetic oils. Lots of info would help alot.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    pros....better lubrication, better cold starts, longer change intervals.....cons=none! cant go wrong with synthetic...............unless you have really high miles(like over 110k or so) then synthetic can possibly clean the seals too good and cause leaks.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    I heard if you go Synthetic that you cant go back to the regular oil.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    thats a myth.............you can always go back if you wanted to................but with how good synthetic is...i doubt you'd wanna go back.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    OK folks, head on over to bobistheoilguy.com and check out their forums. You'll have so much info about motor oil that your head will explode.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    really... ya i was thinking about it. what about the oil with is mixed w/ both oils?
     
  7. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    getting there....
    synthetic blends are ok....but im all about full synthetic!:D
     
  8. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    what is your MPG now?
     
  9. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    im up around 20 or so on my 04 v6.
     
  10. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    really. i installed the deck plate and i have a flowmaster and i get about 18.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    i used to get 20+
     
  12. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    i have the deckplate mod and a dynomax muffler.......they have helped pretty decently! air pressure adjustment will help with mpg's too.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    tire pressure?
     
  14. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    yeah.....adjust the air in your tires up above recommended pressure, and you'll see a little improvement!
     
  15. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:25 PM
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    ill go check them out... and ill look into going Synthetic.
     
  16. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    How about synthetic air....will that work? :rolleyes:
     
  17. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    it'll work as well as synthetic blinker fluid, and composite muffler bearings!:D
     
  18. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    I will apologize for the sarcastic "synthetic air" remark. It's just that this topic has been beaten to death and there are HOURS of reading by using the "SEARCH" function. There is enough insight, debate and opinion to where another synthetic vs. whatever thread should never have to be started.

    Just my thoughts.....Ok, back in my cave. (I'd relax on my couch but it's taken up....Couch Hog!)
     
  19. Jan 18, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    How many of you guys put your tire pressure at or around what the tire say's?
     
  20. Jan 18, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    i never go that high. i usually run around 34 front and 32 rear...most of the time anyway.
     
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