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ToyotaCare Oil Change Interval

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by TacoSport, May 16, 2011.

  1. May 16, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    Just go my TOYO care booklet and it states 10k mile oil changes using synthetic for the V6 and 5k interval for 4I. Reading other posts I had thought they changed it every 5k on the V6 but they just top it off. This means they run the break in oil for 10k miles -OUCH!
     
  2. May 18, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    No response so guessing this is old news. Changed over to M1 EP at 3k miles anyways -and always roll my own. :D
     
  3. May 18, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    Best bet is to do a couple oil samples, and see what the report says. Otherwise, stick with the 5k change.
     
  4. May 19, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    Using the M1 EP I do a 10k mile oil change and the filter gets swapped at 5k. My point in the original post is that Toyo is saying to go 10k on your new motor and that does not sound like something I would want do due to all the metal shavings you produce during the break-in miles.
     
  5. May 19, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    Engines are pre broken in at the factory when they are made.
     
  6. May 19, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    How is that? Does Toyo put the truck on a dyno and run it up to 6k rpm's with fiull drive train attached? I can see that running the engine in the factory does bring on some wear but that is the same oil that they ship it out with (?). Add to that, there is still plenty of shavings produced when you run the motor under load during break-in. I guess it is your own choice but mine is to get the junk out.
     
  7. May 19, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    The engine breaks in within a few minutes of running. No dyno runs needed to fully break in an engine. Any slight shavings that might come off during break in fall to the bottom of the pan or get trapped in the filter. I let the stock oil go to 5000 and now I'm at 32K miles with no problems.
     
  8. May 19, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    Oh really? When and what was the last engine YOU totally rebuilt???
     
  9. May 19, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    I never have and I never claimed to. Have you? But in reality the engine does break in within the first few minutes of running. Exotic manufactures put an engine together, let it run for a few minutes to check for leaks then run a full power test on a dyno. No issues there. Only flat tappet cams need special break in RPM cycling and an immediate oil change when done.

    2010 4.0 V6 with 32K miles with no problems here. I usually get 20 mpg too.
     
  10. May 19, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    If they were left to be broken in by John Q Public, they wouldnt last 20k miles. Like Wipper said, they are run in after they are built at the factory.
     
  11. May 19, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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  12. May 19, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    Why would the factory recommend something if it was harmful to the engine?
     
  13. May 19, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    not trying to be a wise ass, but neither of you answered my question. I expected that from whipper not from chris.
     
  14. May 19, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Ok well to answer you question the V6 needs it done every 5000 miles. The 4 bangers get it every 10000 miles. This info is in the owners manual.

    Also never buy their maintenance plans.
     
  15. May 19, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    Did I miss the question?
     
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    sorry little whipper, you are not qualifed to answer my questions. If you look at what chris in an attachement that supports what I stated but his comments agree with your BS. Again, neither answered my question. I am not a mechanic but have rebuilt engines, so not a CME (certified manual engineer).
     
  17. May 19, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    There was no question.
     
  18. May 19, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    You got a booklet? They sent me a key chain thingy. No booklet.They told me every 5k on my V6.
     
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    hey man...Chill on the hostility.
     
  20. May 19, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    apparantly, my question was do they change the oil after running it at the factory and prior to shipping the motor out? if so, that is a concern to running the motor for another 10k miles on the same oil.
     
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