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Recommendations for best Synthetic Oils for 2014 6cyl?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kingcmo, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Jun 27, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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    kingcmo

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    I am planning on doing my first DIY oil change on my 2014 Tacoma 6cyl with 75K miles.

    What would you all suggest as the best oil/bang for my buck?
     
  2. Jun 27, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    Welcome , that’s a great question.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    If you want full-on best bang for your buck, just go with the Walmart Super Tech 5w-30 Full Synth: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Te...MIsJu-xfSJ4wIV4o5bCh37bA66EAQYAyABEgLJbvD_BwE

    Most recommend Mobil 1 5w-30 Full Synth: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-...MIsJu-xfSJ4wIV4o5bCh37bA66EAQYASABEgJW_fD_BwE

    I prefer Valvoline because they've revolutionized the oil pouring game with their new EZ pour top/spout: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Valvolin...MImuHbgvWJ4wIVEYzICh0UAQQlEAQYAiABEgJKDvD_BwE
     
  5. Jun 27, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    For one, you'll definitely want to use OEM Toyota filters. You can order a set of 5 for basically $25 on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Genuine-Parts-90915-YZZD3-Filter/dp/B00A1X9AES


    As for the oil itself, I'd go with a synthetic oil every time. I've always used Mobil 1 in the past, but after watching Project Farm on Youtube do some oil testing, I've decided to switch to Pennzoil Ultra Platinum. This stuff has some pretty great reviews. I ordered yesterday from Walmart's website for about $25 for a 5Q jug:
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pennzoil...2PEoEVHKfv3FWop5rfVzD3HFZ6nBXRFhoC3FQQAvD_BwE
     
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  6. Jun 27, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    The cheapest one you can find is what I recommend. Brand doesn't matter.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2019 at 12:05 PM
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    This .... If you change your oil as you should I do not think you will ever notice a difference. Ive always bought the cheapest I could find (mostly Walmart oil)
    220k on my 09 Tacoma with not a single mechanical failure
    160K on my 15 Tacoma with not a single mechanical failure
    Ill do the same with my wife's 18 4runner when the free oil changes stop
     
  8. Jun 27, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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    Oil types and brands have been debated in these forums many, many times. It's a hot topic, and some people get tired of seeing it asked several times a month. Hence some of the snarky responses.

    You won't get a consensus answer to your question. You WILL get 50 different opinions, which will turn into about 10 different debates.

    Bottom line - just make sure you use 5w-30. Everything else (syth vs conventional, brand vs brand, etc) is up to your personal preference.

    Good luck.
     
  9. Jun 27, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    Bigger issue than what is the best oil is which is the transmission drain plug and which is the oil drain plug.

    Get whatever oil you are comfortable with (be it a specific brand or whatever is least expensive...or most expensive if you're a ballar), make sure you drain the engine oil and not the transmission, put a new factory oil filter on, and add 5.5q of new oil once the drain plug is back in place. Repeat every 5k miles and you will be fine for many years to come.
     
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    And that's why you don't ask such a question on this forum.
     
  12. Jun 27, 2019 at 9:13 PM
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    The best way to keep from screwing up your truck is to look in your owners manual for quantity and wt. of oil. You can't miss if you do this. Never mind the synthetic/conventional issue. Pick one. It does not matter. Dealer filters are about as good as any and the price is not bad. Dealer part # 90915-YZZD3 - oil filter
    I would, however, pay heed to the warning above in post #14 about distinguishing between the engine oil pan drain plug and the transmission pan drain plug. Many people have mistakenly drained the transmission pan when it was their intention to drain the engine oil pan.
     
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    Why would anybody ever buy Mobil 1 from Costco that sells a box for $28

    when a large jug is about $12 at Wal-Mart post-rebate

    Motul has had extending spouts for years
    oil doesn't glug if you go slow, tilt sideways, and use a funnel
     
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    I would recommend Mobil 1 5/30 as it is a reasonably priced oil that will give you excellent service. You could also go with either Wix Filter or Toyota Filter. I have been running the Mobil 1 filter lately. If you are in the "Normal Service" category you should have no problems going 10,000 miles or 12 months. If "Severe Service" change it earlier.
     
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    Best post ever in these never ending oil brand threads.

     
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    There are a few lucky people in this world that were born with all the knowledge that there is to know. Sometimes these people forget that others weren't so lucky, and don't appreciate the fact that those people just want to ask questions and educate themselves before making a decision, or starting a task.
    I unfortunately am in the group that wasn't born with all the knowledge, and have had to learn how to complete life's tasks as l went along. I learned by reading up on things, as well as by asking others that are in the know.
    Ask away your questions. Most of us will answer.
     
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    He did ask a question and several here answered it.
     
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    I've used Mobil 1 since the day I had my truck. A couple of months ago I came across an up to $20 off coupon for Pennzoil Platinum Plus So I bought a 5qt jug and a qt bottle. Submitted the coupon online which amounted to $12 They sent me $10 grrrr…

    I just changed oil two weeks ago, my engine seemed to run a little smoother but not the much difference between the Pennzoil and Mobil 1 no noticeable mileage increase. I'll probably go back to Mobil 1 if its cheaper then the Pennzoil Either on good enough for me.
     
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    I know, and l appreciate those that did. That's what l like about TW. How we help each other learn about our trucks. No matter what the level of knowledge those that are asking may have.:thumbsup:

    My comment was meant towards those that couldn't take the time to help the guy out with his inquiry, but could take the time to be of no help at all.

    l just remember years ago when l first started working on cars. What l knew was extremely minimal to say the least. I learned by asking questions.

    There are many times l see the same question asked. I just answer it if l can. If not, l ignore it.

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    But the most important thing here that you keep overlooking is.........















    What oil do you recommend?
     

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