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time between oil changes

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by loaderman82, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    loaderman82

    loaderman82 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This may have been asked before but I couldn't find it in the archives, do you guys wait till the maint required light comes on to change your oil, or do you change it at 3000 miles? Kind of new to this site and my truck, so I was just wondering! Thanks:confused:
     
  2. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    I use full synthetic and change it every 5k. I could care less when the light comes on.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    once a year.....
     
  4. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    amsoil 0-30 signature series oil ONCE A YEAR and a Mann filter every 6 mos. or 7500mi.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    I go by months between oil changes since I don't put many miles on my truck (around 5,000 a year.) When I used dino I changed it every 4 months. On the next oil change I'm making the switch to synthetic and I'll go every 6 months.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    808TRDTaco10

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    Just did my first oil change and refilled with full synthetic. I'm gonna change it every 6 months/5,000 miles, whichever comes first even though the changing intervals with synthetic are supposedly longer.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    loaderman82

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    Thanks fellas!! Think I'll go every 5,000. Don't think I could do the once a year thing, I would be a nervous wreck!
     
  8. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    jtav2002

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    I just go by Toyota's schedule so it's 5k miles for me.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    Yuma Taco

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    Do a search and you'll find even more responses and opinions :eek:

    My self I go 4~5,000 miles depending on time. More miles in a shorter time, I go the 5 if not I'll change around 4,000.

    It's just me!

    Yuma Taco,
     
  10. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    I did my first 5k job and refilled with full synthetic (new truck). I used to run 10k-15k on my previous vehicle, and plan on refilling at 10k intervals from now on.
     
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    The dealership tried to tell me they recommend 10k intervals if you use synthetic.
     
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    synthetic and 5k for me
     
  13. Oct 19, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    3000 dino 5000 syn
     
  14. Oct 19, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    OP, every single person is going to have different intervals because they use different kinds of oil, also their driving patterns/locations are different and can dictate this. They'll also have different opinions and beliefs.

    You didn't do a very good job on searching, we have about a million threads on this, but that doesn't matter because there is also a lot of good info online. But I don't blame you, because sometimes the search engine results get bloated with other non-related results.

    Anyways I would suggest going to this website and taking the time yourself to read it yourself. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/cms/

    Hope that helps, welcome to TW.com and have a good one!
     
  15. Oct 19, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    ummm yeah
    google amsoil signature series 0w30 guy's.....
     
  16. Oct 19, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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  17. Oct 19, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Unless you are driving a high performance vehicle, 3,000 miles is overkill.

    If you read your manual, it recommends 5,000 miles. Some members have stated that you can run safely to 7,500 miles on synthetic.
     
  18. Oct 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    Just switched to Amsoil and thinking about doing 6 to 7k intervals due to high mileage, mostly gentle county hiway commute at 50mph. What do yall think about sending sample to Blackstone?
     
  19. Oct 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    Like that Amsoil,huh?
     
  20. Oct 19, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    I sent my first one with Valvoline full synthetic to blackestone last time after 8000 miles and am about to do another one a 9500 miles. I think it is a good idea especially if you are wanting to extent your oci. Some people do it every oil change, but once I'll probably if this one comes back good just start changing it every 9000 and send it in every 4 or so oil changes.
     
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