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the facts are this about my oil change

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DdayIsNear, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    DdayIsNear

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    so i switched to mobil 1 with my last oil change....and these are the reports...ask questions if you like, i will not get into a debate that i am hallucinating, its all in my head, or whatver you know it all's wanna say...nothing is scientific, but my findings are my my facts to me.

    1. switched form the sythetic blend toyota uses at stealerships to mobil 1
    2. moved bunch of shit on highway 300+ miles from nj to vermont, mostly highways, lots of hills at the end. got almost 2 mpg more than usuall with a load
    3. onw ay home got alomst 19 mpg, which for lead footed me, is again, just about2.0 mpg more than i normally get mostly or all highway, this means i hit speads of 80 - 85 on highway driving home at least 8 - 15 times


    them be the facts, thats my report. thank you.

    i recommend mobil 1 if your not already running i. it was $35 maybe for oil and filter and filter washer. thanks wallyworld
     
  2. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    steve o 77

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    switching to any synthetic would have been the same. When I switched from Pennzoil conventional to Valvoline synpower, I noticed the truck starts a lot faster on cold mornings.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    jandrews

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    Synthetics tend to provide more consistent lubrication due to the uniformity of the molecules that compose them. Almost all synthetics will gain you an MPG or two over dino in an otherwise properly maintained motor.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    im sure what you guys are saying is tru..i DO NOT know if any other synthetic i that is out there is the same for results, but i DO konw that mobil 1 has given me this data. i am sure the 2nd oil change which flushed all other dino oil out will only make things better if any. again, this is my findings and hope all can make good with this info
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    good info Eddie thanks :)
     
  6. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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  7. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    Anyone that believes the above uses slick 50 and thinks it works
     
  8. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    Why?
     
  9. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    Good info, My taco loves the Mobil 1 5000 miles and still is clean.
     
  10. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    as stated earlier:notsure:

    unless maybe i am spreading propaganda and am a secret employee of the evil Mobil oil syndicate
     
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    Tests have been done that show using synthetic can improve mileage. Search.
     
  12. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    yeah the test was i didn't use mobil 1, now i do, i get better mpg. thats as good as any lab test.....i am not a higher power, i am not an engineer, i am a consumer with product experience and will say i came to my own conclusions with no bias and preconceived notions of what an outcome would be. i went to gas station to fill up, quick mpg calculation, and boom, almost 19 mpg when the best possible ever i had attained was 17.4. now if i drive like miss daisy in the car, who knows what i will get as i stated i am a lead foot driver, i mean hey, its a 6speed, how can i not be. sometimes you shift hard and go fast.
     
  13. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    I get 20.XX MPG with my DC 4x4 using Toyota's oil......

    Granted, that's 99.9% highway with cruise control.
     
  14. Mar 22, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    Does doing your own oil changes ect. void warranty??
     
  15. Mar 22, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    no you need to provide maintenance, and if damage occurs, they need to prove what caused damage, now if your oil is dripping and its thick sludge, then they can say you did not provide routine maintenece
     
  16. Mar 22, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    I don't want to use synthetic...is it better to go with Mobil 1 still? Thanks
     
  17. Mar 22, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    I dont know about other synthetics, but i do know that i used mobil 1 and it provided me with enough results that i will use it going forward
     
  18. Mar 22, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Any name brand synthetic will be plenty good enough IE Mobile 1, Pennzoil Platinum, Pennzoil Ultra, Valvoline synpower, etc. Just choose one.
     
  19. Mar 22, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    I use it in all my vehicles.
    I am sure there are better synthetics like redline but the cost is not worth it to me.

    I get 20+ in my dbl cab sport in mixed city hiway.
     
  20. Mar 22, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    Not enough.

    K thanks, my free oil changes are soon going to end and I dont wanna get over charged (like they know how) at the dealership. And yes I will be switching to synthetic in about 2k more miles.

    thanks again.
     
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