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What brand oil and oil filter do you use?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by The Shape, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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    The Shape

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    Have only changed the oil myself once in my tacoma and I used Castrol GTX and a Purolater Pure One filter. Just wondering what everyone else is running
     
  2. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Mobil 1 5w-30 fully synthetic, and a Toyota OEM filter.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    mobil1 or pennzoil platinum 5w30, and a mobil1 m1-102 filter.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    wawireguy

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    Purolater is a good filter. I use Wix, Napa, Bosch.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    wawireguy

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    Don't use Fram!
     
  6. Apr 9, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    neslerrah

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  7. Apr 9, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    drifter379

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    Mobil 1 5w-30 fully synthetic and a mobil1 m1-102 filter.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    05silvertacoma

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    Undercover Box Cover Amsoil Xtended Life Oil X Runner Wheels Red Line Hood Struts
    I use the Purolator 'Pure One' with Amsoil XL 7500, 5w-20. No, I'm not an Amsoil Dealer. It was on sale and I and wanted to try synthetic. I had the oil anaylyzed after running it 8k (30k on truck), passed with flying colors! Keeping your air filter clean is a key part of assuring contaminents (silica and such) don't wear out the bearings. I recently learned that Amsoil has a 25k and a 35k (or one year) oil also. If you're going to spend the $ for synthetic, having an oil anaylsis is money well spent. I'm at 10k on the 2nd oil change, I drive about 10k a year so spending the extra $ for the 25 or 35k doesn't pan out for me.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    JonnyReb

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    Went with my old standby of rotella, with a quart of slick 50 and a Pure One filter. This was my first oil change and i just happened to have lots of the rotella on hand. I'll have to figure out which oil i'm going to stick with long term but i figure it will be the castrol high mileage semi synthetic formula(in the pretty metallic green bottle)
    with a quart of lucas at every 3500 mile change. The Pure one filter was supposed to rate pretty high so i'll stick with those. I run slick 50 through every 50k.

    In my other working trucks(mostly chevy), my non caring drivers could rack up 250,000+ miles with me using the rotella/lucas/slick 50/pureone products and when the trucks would finally have major trouble, it would be rear ends and tranny's.... the motors ALL still had good compression with never a bit of internal trouble.

    Makes me wonder why i never ran lucas or slick 50 in the rear ends and transmissions..hmm. Anyway, good stuff..J
     
  10. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:05 AM
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    Amsoil 0w-30, and Amsoil oil filter change the oil and filter once a year, more expensive up front but saves time and hassle. I maintain 3 vehicles at home plus my stepson's, which happens to be my old ride, so 4 total.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    Have used any SM rated oil that is on BOGO or FAR. I am using Toyota OEM Filters. Changed every 5K miles, the engine will last forever, a lot longer than the rest of the truck. Oils I have used are, Valvoline 5w-20 white bottle, Valvoline Synpower 5w-30, and my next fill will be QS HP 5w-30. So far no oil use with any. When the warranty is up I will do extended drains with OTC synthetics.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    I've been using this combo for years....on all of my vehicles....never an issue with either the Castrol or the PureOne.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2009 at 2:33 AM
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  14. Jun 15, 2009 at 2:34 AM
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    whatever one the Stealership puts in it.. so probobly hobo piss and wad of papertowels
     
  15. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    Castrol GTX (DINO oil) and K&N oil filter...first 500, then every 3,000
     
  16. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:58 PM
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  17. Jun 17, 2009 at 10:54 PM
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  18. Jun 18, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    Castrol GTX and either a Fram or Toyota filter......same combo I have used on all the "Toy's" and it works.......Moms Camry just turned 147000 and it is the 4th one she has put in 6 digits ;):cool:.....

    Snoope
     
  19. Jun 18, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    Amsoil 5w-30. It lasts 25K miles so only 1 change per year for me. ;) And for the filter; I use Amsoil. Die hard Amsoil user here. :D
     
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    Mobil 1 5w-30 and OEM filter.
     
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