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What Engine Oil Do You Use??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Nolawall, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Aug 11, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Nolawall

    Nolawall [OP] "And there I was just minding my own business"

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    Just want to get an idea of what oil yall are using in your trucks. Can you specify what your milage is and what type of motor (4cyl or 6 cyl)? Just getting an idea of what oil I am supose to be using in my engine. I am running at the moment 10-w40 synthetic. I bought 5-W30 mobile one Synthetic and just making sure that I am using what everyone else is. Pretty new to Tacomas.
     
  2. Aug 11, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    HondaGM

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    09 DC 4.0 about 28k....5w-30 mobile one with BG MOA Additive
     
  3. Aug 11, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Mobil One. There are many threads on this already.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    travelingman

    travelingman What would Scooby do?

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    07 DC 4.0, about 52k.Valvoline synthetic 5w30.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    At 301k miles I switched to the new Mobil 1 Super 5w-30 high mileage oil and it has been awesome it seems to not use any at all between changes which is pretty good for a truck with this many miles. I was using valvoline high mileage before and I dont think it performed near as well as this mobil 1 super.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    amsoil woot!!
     
  7. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    4.0L V6 - 17,000 miles...Mobile One synthetic 5W30
     
  8. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    humanoid

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    10w-40.... really??? Why so thick of an oil? You must be getting shitty gas mileage with the engine working harder to move that thicker oil through the engine.
     
  9. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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  10. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Yeah I am I am will be putting in 5w-30 tommorrow. I was having a issue with getting oil in the airbox. The motor only had about 6k on it since it was rebuilt. The motor is still under warranty. I took it to the guy who did it and he put this in there. I am assiming to see if it would blow by the rings. But he told me that the problem was that one of the banks was clogged or some shit like that but I will be changing it back to what it is supose to be tommorrow.
     
  11. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    3.4 v6.........Pennzoil Ultra 5w30............a lil over 80k on the clock.
     
  12. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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  13. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    Mobil 1 synthetic extended wear 5-w30

    Lasts me 8-10k miles easy
     
  14. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    80k...with Pennzoil???
     
  15. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    Yeah.........I used mobil1 for a lil while.....but switched over to Pennzoil platinum a couple years ago...and been using the ultra the last few oil changes. Good stuff.....platinum and ultra.
     
  16. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    I'm using Mobil 1 10W30 Synthetic w/ WIX premium filter
     
  17. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Taco me elmo

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    You sir are using the wrong oil. :confused:
     
  18. Aug 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    castrol dino oil 5w30
     
  19. Aug 11, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    HondaGM

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    i'm just funnin with ya buddy:ppennzoil's some good stuff.cant go wrong with that....the only reason i use mobile one is because thats what we use at work...i can get it for 2.29 a quart.
     
  20. Aug 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    Damn!! Good price per quart there dude. I buy the 5 quart jugs of Penn at wally world for around $23,and an extra quart for $7.:eek::D
     
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