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what kind of oil do you run?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by EGtaco, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    EGtaco

    EGtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Usually I run 5w30 Mobil 1 but I got some 0w30 M1 for a great price. Not sure the difference but then I talked to a guy who used to work at jiffy lube and he said that I should be running 20w50. What do you all use? Can anyone point me in the right direction to reseach the different types and weights of oil. I have tried to google it but it just takes you to various websites and blogs with personl opinions and really no tech to back up the BS.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    humanoid

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    You actually believe anything those morons say at Jiffy Lube? The difference between the 2 is the weight of the oil. 0w30 is slightly less thick than the 5w, but it's supposed to give you better MPG. Running either one will be fine. BUT WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T RUN 20w50 IN YOUR BRAND NEW TRUCK. Just follow what the owner's manual recommends and you'll be find. One more thing, stay away from those morons over at Jiffy Lube, I bet they don't know the difference between left and right.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    lsocoee

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    There's a reason that I change my own oil. I love these stories.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    EGtaco

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    The funny thing about the jiffy lube story is that I talked to the owner (or ex owner?????) who told me about the 20w50. I thought he was either full of $hit or just plain stupid but to be honest i really dont know much about it. I started researching it but every website you go on has differenet opinions (sort of like here but......). I just thought I would toss out the idea. I will stick with 5w30 or 0w30.

    Thanks for the info
     
  5. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    chris4x4

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    FWIW, the VVT-i in our trucks is operated via oil pressure. I havent researched into it very deep to uncover what harm could be done useing the wrong oil, But, Im guessing, its wise to stick with what the manual calls for. And, stay away from Jiffy lube. I have a friend that used to work there in high school......to this day, he still cant change his own oil.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

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    Use what the owners manual says. Can't go wrong with that.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    LMAO!!! Awsome! :)
     
  8. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    Tacoma2008

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    Valvoline Full Synthetic every 3k! Sometimes it's Mobile 1, but it's always 5W-30...always!
     
  9. Mar 25, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    MooseTX82

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    Mobile 1 Syn 5W every 3K miles
    Its also kinda fun to change your own oil. Gives me a sense of accomplishment when I do something on my truck. Just you and the old girl gettin down and dirty...

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  10. May 5, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    Dellosa89

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    honestly just go to wall mart buy supertech full synthetic (cheapest synthetic u can buy) and change it your self its not that hard. oh and run the 5w30 only use the 20w50 if u are burning oil faster than your gas
     
  11. May 5, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    Mobil 1....5w30... here.
     
  12. May 5, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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