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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 3:25 PM
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    trdtrav

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    I use mobil 1 for the ease of starting in the cold winter months of MN, since toyota can't seem to figure out how to put block heaters in their trucks from the factory, so im gonna just have to do it myself...:D
     
  2. Dec 16, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Hey chris do you think its worth me changing to mobile 1 after using pennzoil platinum synthetic for about 2 years now?
     
  3. Dec 16, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    mobil1 is great oil...........but if you havent had any problems with the penn, and you like it pretty good...keep using it. you can always get an oil analysis done and see what everything looks like, but the penn plat gets high remarks on bitog. im using it now,since walmart here was out of mobil1...but i'll go back to mobil next oil change. i have used the penn platinum before and havent had any probs with it.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2008 at 4:17 PM
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    Chickenmunga

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    Amsoil. Always worked for me. I might research others sometime, but not high on the priority list with so much other stuff to do.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2008 at 5:44 PM
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    Pennzoil Platinum. I used M1 for years when they were actually a "true" synthetic until they started using hydrocracking. Still isn't a bad oil but I used PP in my Altima and it tested better than the M1. I haven't done oil testing on my Tacoma, though.

    PP and M1 are normally easy to find at WalMart but PP is about $5 cheaper for a 5qt jug. I say "normally" because the local WalMarts are out of stock on M1 almost daily and they have a sign posted that says something about a short supply due to hurricanes or some nonsense.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2008 at 5:45 PM
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    glk21c

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    AMSOIL. It's easy to find, just go to their website and purchase it there
     
  7. Dec 16, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    im on a different one as well.. lucas oil synthetic racing oils. aweeesome products, use it in the race truck and all the cars we build at the car shop. freebie since the shop is sponsored by them but still. never had a problem with it and it comes out after 2000 miles the same color i put it in as almost.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2008 at 6:14 PM
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    wow sorry guys I hadn't payed enough attention to how many different synthetics are out there.
     
  9. Dec 16, 2008 at 6:24 PM
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    Yeah maybe I will stick with the PP. I haven't had any trouble with it at all since I've been using it. Anyone familiar with the Fram Tough Guard oil filter? I've been using that since the PP but have heard that Fram filters are not that good. Personally I haven't had any problems with either. Just wanted some opinions I guess. Oh and I use these two products because they are easy to find when I shop at Wal-mart.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Dec 16, 2008 at 6:29 PM
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    i think those filters should be fine. the doublegard and toughgard are the better ones that fram makes. their older filters werent too great....but havent really heard alot of negative about the newer ones.
     
  11. Dec 16, 2008 at 6:45 PM
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    Yeah, but at $9.00 a quart plus shipping....that's a little hard to justify, monthly for me.
     
  12. Dec 16, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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    From what I read, Wix is better and about the same ballpark cost.
     
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    Amsoil Signature Series 0w30.
     
  15. Dec 17, 2008 at 1:30 PM
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    if you find a block heater kit,let me know... PLEASE!!!!!
     
  16. Dec 17, 2008 at 1:34 PM
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    thank you very much__________________
     
  18. Dec 17, 2008 at 3:45 PM
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  19. Dec 18, 2008 at 7:16 AM
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    I use Mobil 1 !!!!!!!! I had a turbo charged mustang...... blew both head gaskets street racing. I drove the car back home 26 miles and the motor never locked up. Kinda made a believer out of me !!!
     
  20. Dec 18, 2008 at 1:07 PM
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    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    I have always used Mobil 1, in both our Subie wagon and my 06, V6 Taco. Every mechanic you talk to endorses syn of some kind. Flows better in the heat and cold.
    I have bought Mobil, because it is more available and get it in a 5 qt container at WallyWorld. I don't use the Mobil Filter as WallyW. doesn't carry them, at least at the Walmart I shop in.
    I buy my filter at the dealer. I particularly like Mobil One's cold weather benefits. However, I have two long time friends who have had at least 3 taco's each over the past 15-20 yrs and they never have used syn , changing there oil every 3 thou...never had any problems ever. They generally put on 250K + before buying a new one. I just happen to like the what Mobil 1 offers.



    Jeff, 06,V6, SR5, 6spd, 4x4
     
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