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switching to synthetic

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by da0023, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Mar 22, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    da0023

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    So I noticed today that I am due for an oil change. So I swung by my local auto-zone and picked up a 5qt. jug of Mobil 1 Full Synthetic for $19. My quesiton is, how much longer of an interval can a person go between oil changes with full synthetic? I have always used conventional oil and changed every 3k, so needless to say the syn. is new to me. thanks in advance
     
  2. Mar 22, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    I just did the same thing. I plan on going 5k miles on the oil change.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    They say 5k for synthetic. I would say depends on driving conditions, dirt road driving, etc. I changed to M1 and will keep changing at 3k cause I don't drive 1k a month and I drive on dirt and salty roads and cold conditions.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    Ok I work for an autozone, and am wondering how you got Mobil 1 5.28 qt jug for $19? That is a damn good price.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    walmart my friend....if they have it on sale.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    Yeah I know that wlamart is really cheap, but the OP said he got it at autozone. Our price is $28 i believe
     
  7. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    damn...thats what i get for skimming i reckon.:D
     
  8. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Yeah I guess so. :D

    I'm pretty curious, although I work for autozone, we dont even get discounts on oils, which is total BS, but thats another story.

    I wonder if one autozone was doing a clearance or something?
     
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    id say change at 5k
     
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    could have been......i think its a regional thing with alot of those chain stores.
     
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    it must have been a special...because they had it sitting right when you walk in the front door instead of on the shelves.
     
  12. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    depends on driving habits. if you bought a cheaply made filter. then my answer is often. the filter plays a huge part. not just the syn oil. the best advice i can give is look at the dipstick to determine when to change. but i wouldn't go over the manufactures change intervals.
     
  13. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    If you are really interested in a scientific answer for your oil change interval question then send a sample of your oil off for an oil analysis after 5k miles.
     
  14. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    Yes, I forgot about the filter. I have a napa gold so Im sure the filter could easily go 8k but im changing it at 5k just to be safe.
     
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