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Synthetic oil

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dark Knight, Dec 16, 2008.

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which synthetic do you use?

  1. Royal Purple

    7.3%
  2. Mobil 1

    65.8%
  3. Castrol

    10.6%
  4. Other, please specify.

    16.2%
  1. Dec 16, 2008 at 7:58 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight [OP] Well-Known Member

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    who uses it and what brand do you use? what benefits have you seen, if any? I just changed to Castrol Syntec.
     
  2. Dec 16, 2008 at 8:00 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    They are all good oils, but Mobil 1 seems to be easy to find. JMO.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2008 at 8:09 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I use Pennzoil synthetic. I started using that about 2 weeks after I bought my truck so I can't really compare to non-synthetic oil. My bad.:(
     
  4. Dec 16, 2008 at 8:16 AM
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    praetor

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    +1
     
  5. Dec 16, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    Castrol syntec 5W/30 in all my vehicles.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2008 at 8:23 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    thats what I just put in after 60,000 of dino oil. how long have you used it?
     
  7. Dec 16, 2008 at 8:23 AM
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    spaghettiedy

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    I thought about using RP or Amsoil, but they seem extremely hard to find. I can get M1 pretty much anywhere. I have used M1 in previously vehicles, I like it, and will continue to use it for my Tacoma. Plus, M1 is the synthetic that my dealership uses, so it will be the same oil if I ever get it changed there.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:22 AM
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    i read a long time ago about reading the oil stamp on the bottle. the api, sae, and acea standards. and decided to not pay for the premimum cost synthetics. So I use the Car quest brand synthetics. No problem so far and the price is not bad too.
     
  9. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:24 AM
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  10. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:35 AM
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  11. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    Jeez alot of you guys are using Mobil 1!! I wonder if I should switch brands?! But I've been using the pennzoil synthetic for about 2 years. Should I change brands, and does anyone know why mobile 1 is preferred so much?:confused:
     
  12. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:51 AM
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    6000k HIDS, double tint in the back and tint front side windows, CGS cat back exhaust, AFE Pro Dry filter
    easy to find. Costco sells it too.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:56 AM
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    +. I can get Mobil 1 oil and a filter a mile from my house.
     
  14. Dec 16, 2008 at 10:53 AM
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  15. Dec 16, 2008 at 11:36 AM
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    Not sure about that motorkote video. If you look at when they test the motorkote oil, the pressure bar never moves, you will hear clicking but that is it. When it test the other brand, the pressure bar is moving fast.
     
  16. Dec 16, 2008 at 12:26 PM
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    Yeah but you start to see smoke at the end of the video.
     
  17. Dec 16, 2008 at 12:36 PM
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    I chose other... I use Valvoline SynPower... have used it for years and just like it.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    Other.....AMSoil 5W-30 100% Synthetic Motor Oil......Just started using it via my dad's recommendation of about 5 years or so of use
     
  19. Dec 16, 2008 at 2:39 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i checked mobil1, cause thats what i normally use, but i just changed my oil and for this go round im using pennzoil platinum...............walmart was outta m1......and i aint paying almost $28 for a 4 quart jug from autozone. i have used penn plat before and i like it pretty good, but i'll go back to mobil1 next change........hopefully they'll have it then.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2008 at 3:14 PM
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    Hi,
    I see the benefit of using synthetic is less frequent oil changes. Won't this void the warranty?

    Also, I don't have to use "Toyota Genuine Oil" do I? If I use Valvoline and Penzoil it won't void the warranty? I used those brands for years.
     
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