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Upcoming Oil Change

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rrosebr, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Nov 17, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    rrosebr

    rrosebr [OP] Active Member

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    So I did an Amsoil "Engine Flush", drained, put the recommended 10w-30 Amsoil oil in and installed a K&N oil filter at around 52,500. My factory recommended 5,000 oil change is approaching and I want to know what some of y'alls advice is...Change everything (ie go to Mobile 1 and change the filter(what's the use in Amsoil)), just change the filter (another K&N, or something else?) or leave it for another 5,000 miles (or longer). Thanks in advance.

    Drew
     
  2. Nov 17, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    Janster

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    Use the search button (upper blue bar), lots of information already out there about this topic.

    I'm pretty sure the majority (if not 100%) of the people always change both the oil & filter.

    Others who use synthetics, will still change it at regular intervals. Others will let the intervals go longer.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    thatSchusterguy

    thatSchusterguy Common Sense Ninja

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    Changing a full synthetic at 5k miles is a waste of oil, change the filter every 5k and go at least another 5-10k on the oil. As long as you aren't leaking from anywhere (i.e. contaminating it) that oil should keep its composition for 15+ thousand miles easily.

    In the end its your truck, so do what you feel most comfortable with...
     
  4. Nov 18, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    So for things like this is says to make sure engine oil is fully drained....how can you full drain it because oil is going to be dripping down cylinder calls and be "stuck" to the pan and on the parts, therefore you never really "fully" drain all the oil out.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Janster

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    Are you referring to switching to synthetics after using regular oil?

    Don't worry about it - you can mix regular & synthetic oils. You don't need to get every spec of oil out. Just let it drain like you normally would.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    No I was referring to engine cleaning detergents such as the Amsoil OP used. I know that synethic and non sythetic can be changed out and/or mixed :)
     
  7. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    Now that I am running mobil 1, I change the filter every 5k and oil every 10k.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    You will be fine. Draining like normal will get rid of the engine cleaner. They would not sell it if a few drops left over would harm your engine.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    Over the road truckers run synethic's in there rigs, they do an oil analysis from what a I can remember at 20 -30 K if it comes back favorable they run that oil 80K + and just change out the filter. So save your money boys.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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    Have you ever done an analysis?
     
  11. Nov 21, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    I bought a K&N and I'm just going to change it right at 5,000. Then the next 5,000 I'll change the filter again and drain the oil.
     
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