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question on oil weight

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ironman_jon, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2010 at 1:39 AM
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    ironman_jon

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    Can I run 0w-30 motor oil in my truck. What are some of the pros and cons of going with 0w-30 compared to the recommended 5w-30. And does anyone really know anything about amsoil is there better/cheaper I hear a lot about RP and mobil. Need some input doing oil change thursday
     
  2. Apr 6, 2010 at 1:43 AM
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    TRD supercharger, extractors, 7 psi pulley, Interceptor ECU
    Oil grades are recommended for a reason.
    You have to have some exceptional circumstances to change.

    I see you're in Arizona,what are the weather changes like? how cold is your winter vs how hot is your summer?
     
  3. Apr 6, 2010 at 1:44 AM
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    There are about 2,000 oil threads on here. In the summer, 0w would be of no benefit. It's to assist cold motor starts to keep the viscosity higher (aka, it can flow easier). Stick to the recommend weight and you're fine all around, especially here in AZ there is NO reason for 0w.

    Amsoil and RP for engine oil are generally pretty poorly regarded. Royal Purple does make great gear oil... I've read some of the Amsoil sponsored teams wouldn't even run it in their own personal cars. Again, no personal experience just what I've read.

    Personally I use, and always have used Castrol GTX Syntec (recommended weights) with a K&N oil filter. Worked for my Dodge Stealth (TT), Infiniti G35, and now my Taco... never had a problem, and I drive it like I was making a drug run with the federalies on my arse.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2010 at 2:31 AM
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    I use amsoil 0w-30. The signature series will work for your application. It is great oil. The best IMO and alot of guys on here are running it. Talk to Gadget at URD he runs the same oil and is an authorized amsoil dealer and can answer any of your questions.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 at 3:17 AM
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    i used to use amsoil.. i think ill just stick to mobil. i ran amsoil and when i dumped it it was super dirty. no one carries it around here in cali that i know of and its expensive. just stick to the recommended oil weight.. thats why its recommended. :D
     
  6. Apr 6, 2010 at 3:24 AM
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    I have been using Mobil 1 fully synthetic 5w-30 and their oil filter as well. Truck seems happy.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2010 at 3:40 AM
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    none yet ...
    it looks dirty because it is doing its job ...
    1. lubrication
    2. suspension

    oil with a quality additive pack, including detergents, should not come out looking clean

    keep the air filter clean, use a quality oil filter ... for example wix or mobil1

    amsoil is a quality synthetic oil, with an extended drain interval

    there are other quality oils as well


    i use amsoil in my cars, trucks and bikes ... 0W30 ... everything from V8's, V6's and I4's

    except for the ones that get the Rotella T 5w40 ... which also comes out dirty
     
  8. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    I was curious about trying Amsoil, but I've been using Mobil1 oil and Wix filters for years in my cars and have had zero problems, so I figure why change now. Besides, Amsoil is kind of hard to find but Mobil1 is sold at Walmart, Target, Sams, every auto parts store, etc.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    my brother is an AMSOIL dealer, runs it in his 4.0L FJ. the FILTER amsoil sells is amazng, no paper filter, its synthetic and traps like 98% down to 1 micron (IIRC)...im going to run those filters and Mobil 1 in my 2.7L but im running 0w20. 1st oil change at 1500 miles...then every 4k after that.

    what is recommended for your motor? thats what id run.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    At start up, you want your oil as thin as possible. 0w30 is a perfect weight to run in the v6 year round. 0w20 in the 4 banger. Most engine wear occurs at start up and you need your oil to flow through the engine as quickly as possible. The only difference between 0w30 and 5w30 is the 0w30 thickens less as it cools, therefore it is thinner at start up.

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/faq.php?faq=haas_articles#faq_motor_oil_basics
     
  11. Apr 7, 2010 at 12:54 AM
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    well thanks for the input guys got to decide today on what im getting the dealer here for amsoil is giving it to me at 8.50 a qt but i ran rp im my SE-R and im still debating hard decision i guess. plus toyota want $95 for there syn. oil change with is stupid and way over priced........another issue im having is the rear tsb the dealer is saying its by the vin number of your truck is that true or are they pulling my leg i cant seem to get anything done here at the dealer the suck..........but they did throw in m intake and exhaust cause my truck ran out of gas the first da causr they fail to fill it up. had to push it to the gas station...bummer
     
  12. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    i have a 09 with a 2.7 and 17400 miles on it and i have been running shell rotella-t 5w-40 since 1000 miles.
     
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    X2 - 0W30 is ideal, I use Mobil1, mostly because Amsoil's marketing sure seems sketchy. As well as Amsoil's lying about why their oils didn't have the API approval.
     
  14. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    My opinion, the above is a very bad idea. That is 2 full grades thicker than OEM. It's not good for the oil pump, which is potentially bypassing a lot of the time. As well, these engines have under piston oil squirters, and they are not designed for 40W oil.
    30 weight oil is fine, but not 40W.
     
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