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Switching to Amsoil 5w-30 synthetic next oil change

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2006TRDSPORT, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Jul 26, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    2006TRDSPORT

    2006TRDSPORT [OP] 2006TRDSPORT

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    I've been using Mobil 1 synthetic the last few changes but I have chose to start using Amsoil 5w-30 from here on out since I have heard great things about this oil. I have nearly 100K on my truck & want to make sure it lasts a LONG time! Anyone else out there that uses this particular type of oil?
     
  2. Jul 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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    Pugga

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    Meh, I'm pushing 100k miles on my V6 also and will continue to use Mobil 1 until it dies or I trade it in (hopefully the latter). Mobil 1 is good stuff, for the type of driving I do, I don't see the benefit of stepping up to something like Amsoil.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    PCTaco

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    I was curious about this as well, the toyotacare package has me on conventional and that simply doesn't fly by me. My brother has been running amsoil in his Wrangler for ~30K and hasn't had any complaints, just curious on Tacoma performance.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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    I'm doing it on my next oil change. I've heard good things too. I'm hitting a 100k and I want to feed it something good. I dont want to buy another truck for awhile. One oil change a year, it's built for race cars, and i have a heavy foot when going long distances. It's pricey oil but I think it's going to be a good choice for me as well.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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    Get an oil analysis done.... Don't just take others words on extended oil changes.

    300K+ on my Nissan truck...... Dino
     
  6. Jul 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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    2006TRDSPORT

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    I like Mobil 1 also, but for nearly the same price I want to give Amsoil a shot since there is several local distributors in my area & I can easily order it online if need be. There is no major reason for switching other than I like trying different things & want to see how the oils compare when oil change time comes around. I was using Mobil Super for quite awhile but it would usually be pretty dark & nasty looking when I changed it. I'm definitely seeing an improvement with the synthetic so I'm going to test the waters sort of speak and see which I like best. I know the Amsoil gear oil I just used for my rear differential cured my chattering issue almost instantly.
     

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