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"Toyota" brand oil?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Nick13, May 13, 2018.

  1. May 13, 2018 at 3:56 PM
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    Nick13

    Nick13 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know toyota used to use mobil oil and gas now switched to their own branded bottle. Anyone have a clue who's oil is actually in the bottle. I've used 020 Mobil and Just did a change with the Toyota stuff, let me tell u there is a difference. Smells different, has a slightly darker color, and even looks thicker. Yes, I used the same viscosity.
    Weekly oil thread:deadhorse:
     
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  2. May 13, 2018 at 3:59 PM
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    LS14ME2

    LS14ME2 Kind of a big deal

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    I have heard the Toyota 0-20 and their own branded oil in general is very good.
     
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    diabetiktaco

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    Toyota uses Mobil gas you say?
     
  4. May 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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    My dealer used Mobil 1 0w20 when they did my 2 free ones, that was sometime last year though. Didnt know they changed but I'll continue buying Mobil 1 so I dont have to give Toyota more of my money.
     
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  5. May 13, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    hiPSI

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    No idea and it doesn not really matter who blended it for them, because it is unique to Toyota specs. That means the additive package is different than what you can get from Mobil1 or Pennzoil etc.
     
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  6. May 13, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    Grossomotto

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    Almost all of the the OA reports from BITOG indicates Toyota 0W20 is Mobil 1, one of the main reason is very little moly in the current oil, again pointing to M1 along with oil analysis.

    Any modern oil will go 5-7k and synthetics to 10-15k.

    I’m using Penzoil Ult Plat 0W20 during breakin and Redline 0W30 afterwards (yes a 30 wt like the rest of the world uses)

    Most people forget Redline is one of the only (maybe the only along with Motul) Group V poly ester top of the line oils on the market, hence the $15+ per qt price. That’s another reason why I use Redline gear oil and MTL exclusively.

    Haven’t done the sniff test though.
     
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    I used Toyota brand for my first oil change at 3k. And will still use it for the rest of my time as long as it’s reasonably priced.
     
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    dYL0n

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    So you don’t use 0w20 like Toyota says to use?
     
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    I use 30 and and 40wts in all my GR engines when appropriate. Just like Toyota says .
     
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    Clearwater Bill

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    Just like the filters, brake pads, etc etc.
     
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    $45 for 6qts, seems a little pricey. I originally wanted this stuff too but idk, then you gotta crack that 7th qt to get that .point whatever?
     
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  14. May 13, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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    I’m using 0W20 for awhile until break in (60k miles) and the power train warranty is done. No need to give Toyota a reason to void any warranty work.

    Then I’ll use Redline 0W30.


     
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    Bryanccfshr

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    My toyota dealer changed my oil with M1 0w40. Not that paranoid, neither were they.
     
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    I use mobil one annual protection. Have about 15,000 oci
     
  17. May 14, 2018 at 12:21 AM
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    Jeff Lange

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    For what it's worth, Toyota has had their own branded oils for decades, and 0W20 in bottles since 2006 (from what I can recall). It's not new.

    Jeff
     
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    It comes from the big drum out back of the dealerships. 0W20 lasts longer than 10K so they save it, bottle it, and sell it! Why do you think its darkero_O

    Why?:notsure:

    That 0W30 won't protect your engine properly. Tolerances are too tight.:popcorn:
     
  19. May 14, 2018 at 12:48 AM
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    Toyota is actually OK with viscosities as thick as 15W-40 for both the 4 cyl and V6 aust.jpg
     
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    It's too thick you'll blow up your engine!
     

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