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What brand of synthetic motor oil, oil filter, air filter & special tools are you guys using

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by brkncly, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:14 PM
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    brkncly

    brkncly [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So since this will my 1st oil change since I've owned it (2017 TRD OR DC LB w/ 66,500 miles)
    Any particular brand of synthetic motor oil or weight that is better than the other? Same question for the oil, oil filter and air filter? Any special kind of socket for the oil filter etc, if so which one should I buy. Are the more expensive brands really worth it, willing to spend the extra money if it's really worth it. Goal is to keep this truck and try get the most out of with proper maintenance. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:19 PM
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    bulalo

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    Mobil one synthetic and Toyota filter for me. OEM filter for me is the best.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:24 PM
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    malatx

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    I was told that it doesn't matter what oil you use because 0w-20 guarantees it's synthetic. You can run the cheapest 0w-20 and change it every 5k miles instead of 10k miles. 10k is for ideal driving scenarios. If you idle, tow, put stuff on your roof, stop and go traffic at all, it puts you into severe use case, and the maintenance manual says 5k miles.

    If you plan on using the cartridge stock system, then run OE filter should be fine.
    I use spin-on adapter because it's easier I don't have to mess with o-rings and all.
     
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  4. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:27 PM
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    Gen2 Man

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    I use same as above. Catch the oil on sale or get the rebate then it becomes cheap. Costco oil is an alternative if you want consistent bargain oil, yes it’s good oil. I buy the Toyota filters 90915-YZZD3 online by the case and they become less expensive. This topic has been beat to death and if you do a search you’ll find way more info than you can imagine. You’ll find a lot of bullshit too.
     
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  5. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:30 PM
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    PhenixFord

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    Just go to Toyota Parts Counter and buy you supplies.

    It's Cheap
    And It's Guarantied.
     
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  6. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:34 PM
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    Mrtacoman88

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    Pennzoil ultra platinum with OEM filter every 5k.

    But really any 0w-20 will be perfectly fine, whatever makes you sleep better at night.
     
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  7. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:34 PM
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    Hooper89

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    Wally world oil and toyota filter. To change the filter i just stick an extension in the little drain thing and unscrew it like a regular filter.
     
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  8. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:42 PM
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    Mrtacoman88

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    I’m confused. So you don’t take the drain bolt out and don’t change the small o ring? Just unscrew the whole cartridge? Or I just can’t read properly.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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  10. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:48 PM
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  11. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:49 PM
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    You can just unscrew the whole filter housing, it's a bit messy.

    But, if it doesn't look like the end of a Tarantino movie, you're not having fun.

     
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  12. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    Whatever oil and tools the shop that changes my oil has lol.
     
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    That fumoto is interesting. I like the 133 as the drain hole points straight down.
     
  17. Apr 13, 2021 at 3:57 PM
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    Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0W-20
    Motivx filter wrench, drain hose, and funnel.
    Toyota OEM filter.
    Toyota OEM crush washer
     
  18. Apr 13, 2021 at 4:02 PM
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    shakerhood

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    I usually just buy Mobil 1 and do the rebate making it inexpensive, Toyota Filter and the MotivX Funnel
     
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen If you like to drive -- drive what you like !

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    Toyota oil and filter, easy to get, good quality and fairly priced.

    BTW: I have read that the Toyota branded oil has a robust Toyota specific additive package, no aftermarket product shares this package -- engineers determine the specifications, trust the engineers.
     
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