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should i switch to synthetic?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ese Loco, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Aug 8, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    Ese Loco

    Ese Loco [OP] Taco Man Sam

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    I know this has been gone over many many times but i'm coming up on six thousand miles and the last time my oil was changed was at 3000 when i bought it, I'm considering switching to a full synthetic like mobil 1.

    Good idea? too soon?
     
  2. Aug 8, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    baildavc

    baildavc TREADING LIGHTLY!

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  3. Aug 8, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    Ese Loco

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    gracias
     
  4. Aug 8, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    phynyx38

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    Yep change
     
  5. Aug 8, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    Doroliat03

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    what are the PRO's to switching over?
     
  6. Aug 8, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    ozmon420

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    i thought it was for vehicles with high mileage,but then again what do i know
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  7. Aug 8, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Sure. I use it in all my vehicles.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    Ese Loco

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    just picked up 6 quarts of amsoil full synthetic and an amsoil oil filter :D

    now the only thing holdin me back is the gasket for the drain plug, i wasn't able to get to the dealership before they closed :(

    how important is it that i change it?

    can i pick one up at autozone? what size is it?
     
  9. Aug 8, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    anestech*

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    Gasket is just a washer, I've been reusing the stock one for about 8 oil changes or so...
     
  10. Aug 8, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Yea, you already picked it up but change it :p

    I run castrol GTX Syntec (and have in all my rides).

    Like anestech said... you can reuse it. If it doesn't leak, it doesn't leak.
     
  11. Aug 8, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    synthetic makes my engine happy.
     
  12. Aug 8, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    Amsoil is the best! 25K mile warranty until the next change or 1 year's of use. Can't beat that.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    I will recommended
     
  14. Aug 8, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    The engine on my Neon is still very healthy at 165,000 miles. I tended to drive it pretty hard, but I ran Mobil 1 and had oil analyses run every once in a while to see how well it held up over time. Even at over 8,000 miles the Mobil 1 was testing perfectly fine on all indicators (viscosity, add. package, contamination, wear particles).

    If you tend to keep your vehicles a long time, or if you care about longevity for any reason, then Mobil 1 is great insurance. If you trade off your vehicles in much less than 8-10 years, you might not personally see much of a benefit.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    shook0002

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    I say yes. I did it at 3,000 and now change it everytime the service light comes on at about 4,000 miles. When I change it it looks clean and thats with 98% city driving. I haven't changed my drain plug gasket yet, it hasn't given me a problem. I run Mobil 1 and a Mobil 1 oil filter.
     
  16. Aug 8, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    I got 60k on the odometer- been running the non-synthetic. Do you guys think its worth it for me to start running synthetic now? If so does it need to be flushed first or anything?
     
  17. Aug 8, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    Incognito

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    Sure!

    I just did a normal oil change and put the synthetic in there, and the more changes that you put syn. in there, the more the dyno gets mixed in with it, diluting the dnyo to the point where it's amost 100% syn.
     
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